Y’all I am so bad at naming posts. I think it is just getting lamer and lamer. I was trying to think of a name for this one and I actually thought up “Mantling my Mantle” which makes no sense to anyone, including me. If someone has some magic cleverness fairy dust they need to send it my way. Ok so enough about my lameness. The mirror I purchased for the family room fireplace is here and it makes me warm and fuzzy inside. I have been ogling it since this first post about the dining room and wasn’t going to pull the trigger because holy expensive but when it went on 40% off sale last month I decided it was stupid to not buy it.
So here’s the thing. You might have noticed that it is kinda skinny compared to the mantle width. Like it needs to eat a pizza. And if I cared more about such things, I would have bought a wider mirror. But instead, I bought the one that made me feel happy but it also needs a little bit extra on the sides. My initial thought was to place candle sconces on both sides to fill in the empty space. I did a pretty rough draft of how it would look in photoshop, and I actually don’t know if I like it with the sconces.
I almost think it takes away from the mirror. Of course the crappy photoshopping doesn’t help its case. Another thought is to just style the hell out of the mantle with candles and cloches – a la Danielle Moss’s ridiculously fantastic looking fireplace below. What do you guys think. Sconces or no sconces?