Saturday, hubby & I went and did some antique shopping over toward the southeast area of Michigan, at a couple of towns called Howell and Williamston. Each has a fantastic Antique mall that I just love to go to!
First stop was the Livingston Antique Outlet in Howell. I was on a mission to find an antique mirror for our main bathroom, as well as a cabinet to use for our "medicine cabinet", to replace the one we currently have...which is fine, it's from the Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic line....I'm just wanting something old/antique, with a little bit of a French feel to it. I was only a quarter of the way thru this mall when I spied this wonderful Antique mirror....and it was the PERFECT size that I was looking for! It was originally a brownish/gold color, but yesterday I went to work and gave it it's makeover ~ first priming it, then painting it Linen White........
A close-up of the details on the top....
and it has these wonderful carved roses scattered around the frame! Doesn't get much better than that, right ladies :)
Now, I've been wanting to get an antique crystal chandelier for quite some time, but it wasn't on my list of what I planned to buy....however.....only a short time after finding the mirror, I came upon a booth selling this one! I stood there looking at it for a while until hubby caught up with me.....I told him "I'm in love!". Well, needless to say, it came home with us! It had just about all it's prisms, and still had the chain of small glass prisms at the top, but the bottom chain was missing most of it.....no problem....we found a booth near the end of our visit at this mall with 10 prisms for sale, so when we got home later that afternoon, I placed those prisms in the holes that the chain would have hooked into, and I think it all worked out perfectly :)
What I love even more about this chandy is that it came with a long chain and cord to plug it into the wall, instead of hard-wiring to the ceiling! So, I made this cord cover for it, and we hung it in one of the corners of our living room...
Here it is all lit up!! Isn't she just beautiful....yup, I am still in love with this chandelier :)
Sadly, I didn't find anything at the second place, which was the Antiques Market of Williamston, in Williamston. I did find a cabinet that may have worked for our "medicine cabinet", but they were asking way too much money for it, and it needed to have it's doors re-worked as they didn't shut properly. Oh well, I am sure that one day I will find just the right cabinet.....until then I will just have to use Miss RA's cabinet :) Now we just need to pick up our new floor tiles for the bathroom, which I think I will have hubby do one day after work this week, and get a paint color picked out....then we can start getting to work on re-doing our main bath! Can't wait!!
Joining Kathleen over at Faded Charm, for WHITE WEDNESDAY
Wishing everyone a wonderful week!! It's going to be nice and warm again here in Michigan, and I am LOVING it!!!
Until next time sweet friends!!