As money has been allotted for more important things (electrician, plumber, etc), I've had to work on some creative options as much as I can. The mirror was no different. My parents, along with my Uncle, had acquired some things from an estate sale, basically what was left over that no one bought during the sale itself. One of those things was a mirror. When I saw it, I knew it wouldn't fit with what I was trying to do with my new house but felt it might have potential to at least work for a little while.
It is a very large, heavy, old and well made mirror. It's oval in shape with some decorative trim around it. However, it was gold on the frame. I've never personally cared for gold, even in my jewelry. I've seen homes it looks lovely in, but it's not for my tastes in my own home.
I wish I had taken a photo before putting the plastic on it in order to paint it, but here's a before and after photo of what I did with it:
Since the walls aren't finished yet, I can't do anything else in that room but hey - I have a mirror!! And, let's just say I definitely never need to be without one in the future lol :)
Cost for this project? $2.58
(paint, plastic and tape was leftover from other projects, mirror was a gift, and the special hanger to hold that kind of weight was $2.58...not too bad for a girl on a tight budget)