So remember this post? I wanted a mirror placed above our mantel to fill that dead space? Well we finished it... back in November. lol I just hadn't gotten the time to take pics and post them. Plus the Christmas decor came in...and yeah. So here was the original plan.
Before: So plain! The space above the fireplace was screaming for something. At first we were going to mount our tv, but the height of the fireplace is higher than normal. To watch the tv from that angle would be uncomfortable.
Plan:We decided to put a mirror up there. I had one in storage that would fit perfectly. Deciding to go vertically instead of horizontally was easy because the vertical brought the eyes up to the lofted ceilings in the room. The metal stars were brought in to help hid the screw holes as well as bring in a "country" element to the space... Matt appreciated that!
The mirror was in storage...so that was free. It was used in my mom's tailor shop, so it had screws at each corner for hanging. We screwed it to the wall using heavy duty wall anchors since we couldn't get into a stud.
Matt went to Home Depot and purchased the molding that matched the one surrounding the fireplace. He then cut out a custom frame and attached it to the mirror. He then caulked the edges for a a seamless look.
I strategically placed the metal stars to cover up the screw holes.
I then decorated with some candles we had laying around from our wedding (Reuse...reuse...reuse!).
Overall, I think it turned out great! It only took a total of a couple hours to fully assemble and hang too! I have some more decorating I'd like to incorporate...so stay tuned for that!