Mirror Shopping & Marriages


We’ve been working on the boy’s bathroom (most recent update here). The one thing I get asked about the most is the mirror.

upstairs bathroom

Here’s the mirror I found…


I hung it in the family room until it was time to take it upstairs. It’s a second-hand find I got for $100 at an antique place. When you look close, you can tell someone painted this pretend wood look on it. It’s the perfect fit for the space.

And here are some similar mirrors if you are in the market for something simple yet curvy:



The Minimalist with Style //Wisteria



1 (womp just got discontinued). 2 (here & here) 3. 4. 5. 6


Mirrors are one of those items that if possible, I want to be patient for and purchase second-hand–if you can find a mirror at a yard sale or thrift shop and paint it–you will save so much money. But, if you need a pair of mirrors or a particular size, often, buying new is the only option.

married mirror

Sometimes I use paint to marry two unrelated pieces, like with these pieces.

This $25 thrifted mirror has been so many different colors, I don’t mind paying full price for this 12 inch deep organizer (via Joss & Main–also seen at HomeGoods & here’s similar from Amazon here’s similar from Wayfair) because I needed something so specific, and finding the mirror balanced out the overall cost for my entryway vignette.

May they live happily every after.

Until I decide to move stuff around, divorce these two and paint that mirror a whole ‘nother color because I am the boss of them.

Weekend Links

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The latest hope*ologie podcast with me & Emily & dad. (here on itunes) (here on soundcloud)

We talk about a story from our childhood and Emily realizes right then that she told it wrong in her book, and I read a report I wrote in 5th grade. That’s entertainment y’all.


I’ve been re-reading Breathing Room for probably the fourth time. I love Leanne’s real world examples of St. Benedicts quote:

‘Always, we begin again.’

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