Remember when I did the post showing those dreamy mudrooms? Well this is one of the reasons. I still have a hard time understanding why the architect who designed my house did the laundry and garage entry this way, but that is beside the point now. As I mentioned before I am going to do a few things to improve what is there and be happy with what I have. This little project is the tiny tip of the iceberg, but I am very excited about it! You can see above that poor little mirror is heavily overloaded. We got this in our very first condo 11 years ago and 4 moves and 3 states later it is still with us! Don't worry my sentimental side won't let her go, but I am going to fix 'er up a bit and give her a lighter load. ;)
I wanted to find a sturdy mirror with hooks. I knew for a big mirror that I loved I would be paying a pretty penny and I never did see one that had hooks and the functionality we needed. So of course I have been scouring the thrift stores and I found this puppy. If you follow me on Twitter you might remember when I found it. Oh happy day...only $8.95!! Now I don't know if you can tell, but she is a big old gal! This great mirror measures 30" x 46"! I know, right?! Pretty cool. In the words of the nice man who carried it out to my car for me, "They are givin this thing to you!" He was so cute.
If I do say so myself, I love it! I had a hard time getting a great pic because I didn't want the horribly messy laundry room or myself in the pictures. LOL But, I hope you get the idea.
I for sure wanted a mirror here for a couple reasons. First, to open up the space because it is so tight right there and most importantly, so we can do one last outfit check as we walk out the door of course! I think the color choice Mr. Husband "helped" choose is great as well to keep the space light and open.
The hooks seem like a splurge when you pay nine bucks for a huge mirror, but they were the detail that I really wanted to give it the over all character and interest I wanted. I put these cute ones on the bottom. They were $2 from Pier One and perfect for little hands to hang their stuff. I feel like the sort of finish off the bottom too, because I think it once sat on a dresser.
I LOVE these cutie-patutie knobers! I looked on eBay for some antique ones to get that character I was looking for, but I couldn't find what I wanted for what I wanted to pay. So I found these little replicas at Hobby Lobby! Aren't they sweet? I'm sure they go on sale from time to time, but I was feeling really impatient so I paid $3.99 each, which isn't too bad considering. I simply measured and drilled holes and then screwed these right in. They work great because they are long. This gave me enough to make sure they were in good and still have some length to hang coats on.