I wasn't wanting to change my entry way.
I thought it looked fine. Nothing to be wowed about, but it was good.
Then I saw this Pin, which I had already showed you but here it is again!
LOVE these mirrors from Ballard, but Hello, the price tag was nearly $500 for all 4 mirrors to be shipped to me.
So I searched desperately online to see if I could fine a cheaper version.
I FINALLY found some at Target.com that were actually very similar just not as big as the Ballard mirrors. AND, they only cost me $25!!!
A freakin' steal!
But wouldn't you know it, they were all sold out online.
So I just wanted to see if my local store carried them. I called and they said they were out of stock there but they could check other surrounding stores in my area.
They found FOUR at a store only about 4 miles down the road, so I put them all on hold and went that afternoon to pick them up.
So this is the before (during valentines day):
I took everything down and cut out wrapping paper the exact size of the frames.
Then I measured that the hanging brackets were 7" down on both sides of the mirrors so I used some tacks and a string to hang a level (I used a level to make sure I was right on) string across the papers.
A 1/2 inch in and 7 inches down was where my nails needed to be to hang the frames.
Then I just nailed my nails in right over the wrapping paper.
Then I just pulled my string and tacks out and pulled the paper off right over the nails and then hung up my mirrors. It took a little extra time to do this but not once did I have to take a nail out and move it 1 centimeter this way or that way! It was better for me in the long run since I did this project by myself and didn't have anyone standing back and saying "yup, looks straight"
So, here is my finished project for hanging the mirrors:
I am going to hang wreaths like the one in the pin that I found my inspiration for this.
Globe, Free; Typewriter, Salvation Army $35; Apothecary jars, one from a yard sale for $5 one from Hob Lob on their 50% deal; Large silver bowl, thrift store find for $35; 'S' monogram, had for so i don't remember from where.