Secondhand baroque style mirror and console

Kijiji has fast become one of the most visited pages on my browser since moving to Canada [actually, since before we moved to Canada. I found our green chaise lounge and even our apartment on it]. More recently, one of the many things I’ve been looking for is a fancy mirror for our hallway. I came close to it a few weeks ago when I found a [proper] vintage ornate gold mirror with built-in candelabra’s, but at the last minute, the seller sold it to someone who had a car and could collect it themselves [welp]. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because just this week I found a baroque style mirror AND console table for half the price … 

Neither are antiques but TBH I don’t care too much about that stuff. Trust me when I say these photos don’t do either much justice. The mirror looks very plastic in the first picture, but it’s actually plaster and VERY heavy. The console table is solid but it isn’t marble; the seller was upfront about that and it’s not hugely obvious. And more importantly to me, it’s not something that bothers me. 

I was hesitant about hanging the console table here because of the heater in our hallway, but I mean, the heater is prettier than the storage heaters in our Dublin apartment so I’m not going to loose sleep over it. It’s a perfect spot for us to drop our keys, leave our laundry money and maybe a candle [because MOAR CANDLES]. I already have big plans for our little hallway and can’t wait to paint it [after the living room is finished being painted of course. I try to finish one project before starting another.]. 
Not bad for $75. 

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  1. December 24, 2017 / 09:37

    You did so well with this find!! I just love the reflection of the tree, the red wall, the candle-light – gorgeous!

    I don't think the radiator is a problem at all – those old-style radiators are quite a feature in themselves – much nicer than modern radiators. Excellent thrifting, as always! xx

    • January 9, 2018 / 20:09

      I’m the same! I really like the radiators in our apartment. I think because it’s currently brown, I’m liking it a bit less RN 😆 I’m not sure what colour I’ll update our hallway with just yet and I’m not sure if I’ll paint the radiator the same colour as the walls, but I’m excited to get started. I should finish painting the living room though. And maybe take the Christmas tree down.

  2. January 9, 2018 / 20:11

    $75?!!! What the actual….?! Well done woman, that’s a find. I love that the table is basically a shelf, so versatile, and something I might actually think of trying to apply around here cos god knows I have an abundance of ugly ass radiators taking up valuable wall space!