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Today The Mirror Jumped Off The Wall

mirrorcrashdayLet’s pretend for a few minutes that this day never happened…rather this event never happened! Let’s keep pretending this room is neat as it appears in the top photo. Oh, how I fell in love with that Williamsburg comforter in Williamsburg on our first trip. And the sticker shock, I had right there, too. Let’s say I longed for it was several months after coming home. Each of the larger pieces in this room came from out of town shopping; therefore, it took several months to complete it. In fact we had given our old suite to our son and daughter-in-law and literally slept on our mattress and box springs for a year! Bob was embarrassed for anyone to visit and see our master bedroom without furniture, after years of having a full room. I was like “who cares, I’ll know it when I see it” and that might sound selfish other than the fact that he does like/love the furniture I select. The bed was located in North Carolina, after Bob and I had made a trip there together and not found exactly the one. My sister, Jean, was game to go with me to NC and SHOP some more. And oh that day it happened….my teeth almost fell out. I’m sure many of you know that feeling when you see it and know for certain it is the one. Of course it was more costly than I had hoped for…justified it easily by reminding myself how long we had slept on the floor.

Long story short, Bob and I made another trip to a different North Carolina furniture store and got it. Once that arrived and was set up we shopped at Railroad Station Antiques in Huntsville, Alabama. Details about our furniture shopping and other finds for this room at the links underlined see different views of the mirror that turned today’s plans upside down. Not to mention terrifying me as I sat peacefully on the bed trying to think about today’s plans. Plans went by the wayside, as that mirror ripped off the wall literally. The screw with a bolt type thing is still strong as it was all those years ago. The wire broke and it slid down and became tightly stuck between the wall and the dresser…resting peacefully on the top part of the baseboard molding! Thankfully, the mirror appears fine, and the frame maybe be scratched a tad more than when we bought it…it was not perfect. We had to look for the blemishes ourselves. See this mirror and read the story of our matching lamps here. You can bet that we will be rechecking all the wall mirrors in this house…the heaviest ones first. We know how lucky we were that the dresser was near enough to the wall to catch the mirror! Please check your mirrors, too! I know I sound like I’m preaching; however, this mirror had survived for over 10 years without a hint of falling. See more master bedroom photos here.2013-01-29mirrorcrash

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13 Responses to Today The Mirror Jumped Off The Wall

  1. I’m sorry about the mirror. The bedroom looks fabulous and the bed was worth whatever you paid for it, I just love it! Visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. :)

    • Hi Rosey, Thanks for your concern…the mirror is in great condition..it helped that it was stuck in a tight space. I know it is amazing that it did not break at all. You made me smile…I do love that bed. Thanks for dropping by from TFT. Helen

  2. Oh, Helen, I am so glad it didn’t break! It is a beautiful piece! I guess I better check mine! Your room looks so pretty! I love the bed and the bedding is gorgeous!

    • Hi Maria, You can imagine all the thoughts racing through my mind in those seconds before it stopped moving and was stuck on the baseboard molding. Thankfully so, while Bob and I figured out how to remove it w/o ending up having it break. We are thankful to get it safely out. Glad you like the Williamsburg bedding, it has really held up well.

  3. Hi Helen! Oh, that must have been scary! Glad it didn’t break! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

    • Hi Shelia, it was quite scary to say the least! Thanks, we were thrilled to free it without breaking it. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Have a great weekend.

  4. So sorry to hear about your mirror, but so glad it didn’t break! That’s amazing. What a mess you would’ve had to clean up. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs
    Kathy

    • Hi Kathy, Thanks for visualizing what a mess it could have been! Gives a whole new meaning to having furniture near the wall. There was barely room for the mirror to slip down behind that single dresser. Your party is a load of fun. Thanks again for hosting it.

  5. [...] Now at issue today is why have we lived here this long (24 years) and never ordered that sled? Well, we moved here from Houston, Texas….flat land, no snow except tiny flakes. A lot of flakes needed to get a snow path down a hill. So today, we can absolutely think of more places we’d love to go right this minute….out of here and shopping, dinner out, movie, you name it. How about Nashville? Well, they just might have more of a problem with the white stuff than we do. My friends in Huntsville, Alabama were saying it was getting slick there and also that traffic in Nashville was stopped on the Interstate. And of course as I write, I’m remembering all the fun places to go to Huntsville or Nashville or just get out of that snow covered driveway and go somewhere. Can you tell there is a case of “cabin fever” here? Thought so! Now, I should be getting things back to normal in our bedroom following what happened Tuesday. Well, it got crazy here and painful with that trip to the dentist to be told there’s a root canal and a brand new crown in my future. That lowered my thoughts of what color to paint the room or will we take care of that later. Regardless of what goes on first, you can rest assured that the mirror will be secured like no mirror has ever been before that time when it goes up on the wall again. Puzzled about that messy event, click here to read about it. [...]

  6. so sorry about the mirror… Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway yesterday :-)

    • Katie, it really could have been much worse. We’re so thankful for that snug fit between the wall and the dresser. Glad to share at your “hop” as always! Thanks for hosting it.

  7. Wow! I bet that did startle you! I’m so glad the mirror didn’t break. It is just beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

    • Peggy, I have to admit, that I was immediately frightened to see that gorgeous mirror heading toward me and our headboard, too. So thankful it didn’t break and/or hit me or the headboard. Thanks for hosting Transformed Tuesday. Helen

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