I am an art thief. I took the artwork pictured below without paying for it.
I really don’t even have any interest in the artwork, but I am crazy about the frame, so I took it.
In my defense, my neighbor put it on the curb and I asked him if I could have it. I think he is absolutely bonkers for tossing it.
I took it without even knowing what I would do with it or where I would put it, but at the low price of free I could not pass it up. A menu in the kitchen? A frame for new artwork? After quickly realizing that it is the perfect size for the awkward vanity in the bathroom upstairs, I found its home and its purpose.
With a $17 piece of glass from Lowes, corner braces, and a few screws, I turned it into a mirror.
But, much like the children’s book if you give a mouse a cookie, the what-next wheels started turning as soon as I put it in place.
The over-the-top ornateness of the frame makes even my favorite shadow puppet plates feel plain.
Maybe you’d be willing to give me your input. Here are the questions that have been on my mind since the mirror was hung (Note, not major changes such as a new vanity or new flooring are in the cards right now):
- Should I paint the frame of the mirror? If so, what color? High gloss?
- Should I remove the cabinet above the toilet? It never looked odd before the mirror was hung, but I could possibly reuse it in laundry room, and we do not need the storage in the bathroom with a double vanity and a linen closet.
- Should I paint the cabinets? What color?
- What color should I paint the walls? (Any shade of red is out)
- Do the hot air balloon and the shadow puppet plates need to move out now?
To see the bathroom with the builder-grade mirror in all its beige glory, click here.
Thanks for reading,