Craigslist Mirror

You probably know by now that I love me a good Craigslist find.  I won’t deny that Jesse still rolls his eyes and dreads going on yet another Craigslist adventure, but he also always loves the end result of our findings.

black lacquer mirror

When we first moved into our place, I scoured Craigslist for a mirror to sit above the fireplace mantle. I found the mirror you see listed for $20, but it was in need of some TLC (paint on the actual mirror part and chipped paint on the frame).  I also wasn’t sure the shape was what I wanted, but I got it anyways.

black and white striped vase

Unfortunately, it became one of those things that I just
kept putting off and putting off.  It sat above our fireplace in its original state for quite some time.  I questioned whether the shape
was right and went as far as to buy two different mirrors just to return
them afterwards.  I thought I wanted a taller, more traditional shape,
but after putting them above the fireplace, they seemed to make the
fireplace as a whole a bit too traditional.  The rest of the space is
traditional mixed with mid-century and hollywood regency pieces, and the
octagonal shape seemed to bring it all together.

 brass peacock fireplace screen

taking a few polls from friends and family, we all decided that the $20
Craigslist mirror had to stay.  I spray painted it with a Rustoleum black lacquer spray paint, scraped all the paint off the face of the
mirror, and here it is today on my mantle.

cb2 bodhi fish planter gold

I am pretty satisfied with how it is turning out… I guess the only dilemma left is should we leave it leaning against the wall, or do we hang it?  What do you guys think? 
(P.S. shop the fireplace accessories below, and check out my sea urchin DIY here)


  1. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Leave it…no need to hang it. I like that leaving it gives it a bit more of a laid back vibe!


    • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 / 7:57 am

      Yes, I agree! Thanks for your input! 🙂

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