Obviously, the beautiful wood scrolling had been broken off the sides. I knew I could cut off the broken pieces and make the mirror salvageable. Well, I was a nervous Nelly trying to cut off broken pieces. I was so afraid that I would damage the main scroll work that made the mirror worth buying for $3! Of course, hubby came to the rescue. He told me I needed to leave while he cut off the damaged parts because I probably didn't want to really see how he was going to do it. Ten minutes later, he brought it back in to me. I used a little bit of gold acrylic craft paint to touch up the sides.
Hubby wasn't too happy with hanging it because it was so very heavy. Here is the evolution of my mantle.
Then, an empty frame.
Now, a $3 Italian mirror.
I think it goes so much better because of the tile around the fireplace. Here is a little close up of the vignette by the fireplace.
I wonder what it will be next?!
and Coastal Charm