It's up! Remember that vintage oculus I found a few weeks back that I was going to make into a mirror? Well, it's finished and it's up on the wall. Initially, I thought we would place it over the fireplace in the living room but after seeing it in the hallway above our recently acquired console table I knew that this was its home.
We actually picked up the console table and the oculus on the same day at an architectural salvage store called Post & Beam Reclamation. The table is made up of two separate parts: a wrought iron base that is worn and rusted and a white granite slab. It's tall, slender profile works really well in our narrow Victorian hallway.
Originally, I had planned to wrap the reclaimed wood mirror in some rough rope but when I saw it completed I decided that it didn't need any more embellishment. It already has a lot going on visually. I can't thank the people over at Cascade Crystal enough, they did an amazing job. They actually countersunk the mirror into the back of the frame so that when it is viewed from the side you don't see the edge of the glass. I also have to thank our neighbor, Clay, who came over and helped hang this incredibly heavy mirror. We couldn't have done it without him.
So, the only question I have left to answer is what do I do above our fireplace: another mirror, more art? I admit I'm a bit stumped. For now, I'm going to enjoy styling my new console table. There's nothing like having a new place to put things!