We'll take a peek in from out here in the bedroom first. Notice my little Lacey dog in the foreground. :)
Last year we replaced the carpet with marble tile, so that was a start but then nothing has happened since then because I am waiting on my frames.
Everything looks alright from out here right, but wait til we go in...
You see what I mean? That awful huge boring mirror and those hollywood lights are such an eyesore! I don't even use all the lightbulbs that it holds because it is so bright.
I thought about framing up the mirror but decided not too, to just wait for the oval frames. So that is what I am doing. For the moment at least.
So in the mean time I decided I would add some pretty stuff in there to help detract the eye from the mirror and lights. I went about the house looking for things that I had tucked away to use in this space and came up with a few things...
I started with this cute little guy that I bought for 80 cents, and placed him on this corner wall shelf that I bought for $10 at an antique mall.
I wanted something long and skinny to go up over the towel rack and wanted to display some of my vintage hankies so I hung them from a braided cord inside this antique frame ($2).
Do you like my little gray haired lady with her purple shawl? I thought she was adorable, so she took center stage.
To fill in more wall pace I added two souvenir plates.The top one is the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair and the bottom one is Washington D.C.
I hung this brass wreath ($10) over the center of the mirror
with the reflection of framed antique lace and cherubs through the mirror...
and below the wreath on the vanity top I have this mirrored dresser tray and my small collection of antique perfume and cologne bottles, or at least that's what I think they are.
For a clearer look I'll move them over near the window...
and for a closer look at the detail of the painting and embossing of each piece. From left to right:
bristol glass dresser bottle, blue art glass perfume, milk glass cologne, cranberry glass perfume, and satin glass cologne. But here is where I need your thoughts, are the milk glass and satin glass pieces cologne bottles, barber bottles, or decanters? And any other thoughts on the other pieces are greatly appreciated too. :)
And finally, here is the after picture of the little changes in the master bath. It's not exactly how I would want it but it will do for now. What do you think, did it help detract your eye from the mirror and lights?
Thank you so much for your visit and I would love to know what you think.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Thank you to Cindy over at AMAZE ME MONDAY for featuring my Civil War era oil portrait at her party this week.
This week I am linking up to the following parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
BTTCG with Bernideen
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann and gals
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
VINTAGE CHARM with Sharon
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry