I really love my master bathroom.  It is just the right size – not too small, not too large, lots of storage – perfect!  The only thing that has bothered me since we built the house is the mirror.  There are not many things that I would have changed in the house, but this mirror is one of them.


As you can see, the mirror is large!! I have been pondering for quite some time as to how this mirror could be changed.  There is not enough room around the edges to put up any kind of trim.  I did not want to take it out completely because I am fairly certain that there is some glue involved and I did not want to deal with that.


A closer look.  As you can see, I took these pictures before the winter decorations were put away!!




Three adorable little snowmen hanging on barn spikes on a piece of barn wood.


Last fall, my good buddy Marti and I attended the Hobnob Fall Harvest Market at the Tuscan Hills Winery in Effingham, IL.  There were many wonderful items for sale.  I noticed this mirror (which is almost exactly the color of my bathroom) on my first pass around the grounds and I thought that it might work very well in my bathroom.  I wanted to think about how I could use the mirror so I did not follow the important rule of market shopping – if you see something you like, buy it.  It won’t be there when you come back!!  After visiting all the vendors and enjoying a delicious lunch, I decided to circle back to see if the mirror was still there.  And to my delight it was and I bought it!


I decided to hang the mirror in the center of the big mirror.  I absolutely love it!  It almost looks three-dimensional!!


Notice the little shelf reflecting off the big mirror.  The shelf is painted with Old White Annie Sloan paint and of course there are mason jars (one which is also painted with Annie Sloan paint).  And the reflection in the new mirror shows that the snowmen have been replaced by rustic hearts and an angel garden chime.


One of my favorite decorative items in the bathroom is this old medicine cabinet from my husband’s family farmhouse.  And on top, more treasures – a small antique vase filled with antique hat pins and another vase with antique curling irons.

I love the mirrors (four, counting the standing mirror on the sink) and the unique look they give to the bathroom.  I never in my wildest dreams would have thought that this little mirror would change the look of the bathroom so dramatically.  I am extremely happy with this idea!!!!

Now to see how my idea for the second bathroom plays out.  It has something to do with an antique screen door!  I will keep you posted.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time,



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