Anyhoo... it took a few weeks, but we've finally got about 90% of our stuff organized. But, space that previously looked cluttered suddenly looked kind of naked, and yesterday I felt a strong urge to feather the nest.
So, I popped over to the closest TJMaxx / Home Goods store. I had a few specifics on my list (kitchen chairs! coffee table! coat rack!), but mostly I just wandered around waiting for inspiration to strike. It struck quickly, but not in the way I'd expected. THIS was the first section I wanderlusted into:
SAVE (up to) 70% on MIRRORS.
Shoot. I don't know if it was the promise of a sweet bargain or just an unconscious urge for self-punishment, but I decided to take a walk in the hallway of mirrors. And you know what? Other than making me feel kind of sad, it went just fine.
I stuck to my rules, and was careful not to check myself out while I was checking out the mirrors. This required that I not look at any mirror while standing in front of it.
Guess what? Even though I'm avoiding my own reflection for another 248 days, I actually like mirrors. I like the way they look! I like the way they open up a room. I like the way that mirrors are "neutral" decor that add pizazz without freaking out my color scheme. I also appreciate mirrors for the artistry that often goes in to their creation.
|How cool/cute/artsy is this!?! Buy it here.|
So it was fun to check out the mirrors - not myself - for a while. I didn't end up buying one.
*How do YOU decorate with mirrors, if at all?
*What's more important to you in a mirror: how you look reflected in it, or how beautiful it is on its own merits?
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