Which meant the knot mirror needed to be relocated. This certainly isn't the first time this mirror has gotten the boot...after snatching her up for a cra-zee deal, she lived over the Living Room mantel.
|Wowza, this was before painting the brick and enclosing the pass-thru!|
But she was too bold and graphic for the space, so she moved to the Family Room. But once the sectional came home, she just didn't fill the space the way we wanted there either.
At this point, we were running out of walls to try! Since we stole six of the travel photos from this corner of the Dining Room....
The next likely spot was over the hutch, where it was a black and gold match made in Heaven! The Dining Room has tall ceilings and big furniture, so this mirror holds it's own without being overly dominant. It also makes this corner a real focal point....which meant it was time to finally do something about the hutch.
It's well over 100 years old, and has passed through several generations of our family, so I definitely wanted to keep it. And although I'm not afraid to paint "fancypants heirloom pieces," I just didn't think it would benefit from it. You can see I'd tried out different looks by placing bright paper behind the glass, and experimenting with blue glass knobs. Neither was working for me. But the existing knobs weren't contributing to the overall beauty of the hutch.
Once we pried each of them off, we realized any replacements would need some sort of base plate to cover the mark left behind.
Ring pulls from Horton Brasses to the rescue!! The base plate covers the hole, and the antique finish jives with the time period, while still updating the piece.
I can't get over how such a small change has completely transformed the hutch! Removing the paper and organizing the cabinet really helped too. I just love how the pulls look with the DIY Metallic Lampshades!
There's no question this spot, with those lamps, is where the knot mirror belongs. I'd say forever home, but let's not get carried away.
Look at the difference, would ya?!
I'm absolutely crazy about this corner...and can't wait to see it once the new wall color and drapes go up
I'll save your scrolling finger and leave you with a final Before & After.
Dining Room List
New Wall Color
What to do with the Piano?
Repair Piano Leg
Piano Bench Makeover
Replace Lampshade on Piano
And another one bites the dust!! Have you made any small changes for a big impact? Do you think the knot mirror has finally found her home?!