10.16.2012

A Happy Home for My New $7 Mirror!

My thrifting adventure on Saturday ended up with a lovely $7 World Market mirror coming home in my trunk. Conveniently, it was also time to rearrange the dining room shelves because I had reworked them for the Kate Spade-inspired dinner party a few weeks ago. Fast forward thirty minutes and my new mirror had found a comfy spot on the top shelf!





In case you don't remember, this is how the shelves looked before we reworked them with party decorations:


I like this new look because I think it has good balance. I'm not a professional stylist or anything, but I like to "balance" my shelves with different textures and materials. A little sparkle on the top right, a little sparkle on the bottom left.

My brain arranges it kind of like this:


 Does that diagram make any sense at all? There are some very opposite textures here– capiz vs. china vs. wood vs. crystal. And yet, I think they all work together because they are sprinkled around throughout. I don't think I would like it as much if I put all my crystal on one shelf and all my wooden pieces on another shelf, etc. I think the balance happens when you alternate and try to achieve some sort of criss-crossing pattern like the picture above.

Of course that's just me, and you might like your shelves styled a different way. The best part about having display shelves is that you can change them all the time!

On a side note, does it make me look like an alcoholic to have a collection of pretty wine bottles on my shelf? I've been saving these moscato bottles for about a year now because I loved the shape and color. I moved them over here as part of the decor for Kelsey's party and decided to keep them because I really love the pop of color and the shimmery gold labels!

I also feel like the new wooden mirror helps tie the whole room together by uniting the rustic wooden chairs with the industrial shelving unit. The pops of wood in the mirror, chunky candle sticks (third shelf) and dining chairs all play nicely together, especially from the view when you walk in the front door.



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When Denim Goes Terribly Wrong
I can't believe I forgot to post this picture yesterday! While at the thrift store on Saturday, I spotted a clearance sofa that immediately took me back to a certain infamous fashion moment.

Remember this?

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Turns out this statement denim doesn't look any better on a sofa!


Oh, patchwork denim sofa... It looks like many bums have rested on your cushions. I do hope you find another loving home soon. Just remember, looks aren't everything!
 
So, what do you think of the thrifted mirror's new home? And I'm still looking for suggestions on colors for the thrifted chair and curvy mirror, so please weigh in!


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