Just A Few Things

Hi Everyone.  Wishing all of you a most wonderful holiday weekend.

Just wanted to post about a few things.

First some fun things.

I had my two grand girls the other day and we went to Home Goods and they had some of the costumes for Halloween in the store.  My littlest granddaughter Charlotte wanted to be a unicorn so we tried on the unicorn costume.

Gotta love a unicorn with a pacifier lol!

Abby my other granddaughter was trying to take a picture of Charlotte in the costume with her cell phone.

Charlotte just turned 2 this summer and she is at that fun stage that she loves to dress up in things.  Mimi had to get this costume for her for Halloween.  Just had too it was too cute on her!

Ok on to a new project sneak peek that Terry and I are working on.

It all started when I was in Whimsy a cute store I frequent in Morris.  Traci is the owner and always has the cutest clothes and decor accessories along with some really beautiful vintage pieces of furniture and decor.

I walked in to the store to see this..........

Yep!!! my heart skipped a beat when I saw this long architectural mirror behind this rack of clothes.  Ohhhhh I was swooning.  The salvage pieces that were built around this floor length mirror were gorgeous.

I was smitten!  I asked one of the girls in the shop that day if the mirror was for sale.
She said yes and climbed behind the clothing rack to find the price.

She came back and told me it was $1200 dollars. 
Talk about the wind being taken out of my sails!!!
Way out of my budget.

Sorry this is the only picture I have of this piece.  The bottom part of the mirror is pretty plain compared to the top.

So I had to walk away from this beautiful piece that made my heart skip a beat.  I know you all know what I am talking about!!!! That piece that you see and just immediately fall in love with it.

I went home and could not get that piece out of my mind.  I loved it so much.

 I showed the picture to Terry and he said if you love it that much we can make it work in the budget so go ahead and get it.  Very sweet of him but we are still playing catch up from him being out of work for two years.

I said I just cannot justify in my mind paying that much for this mirror even with loving it so much.
It just was not meant to be mine. :(

Terry then said to me I bet I could make you something similar to that and you can design it anyway you want!

Gosh I love this man and his tools and his willingness to want to take on projects like this.

I had this old vintage door with a patina mirror already in it.  Hmmmm...  I thought maybe we could make this work and build off of it.

So that is what we are doing.  I have an old porch post and a beautiful chippy header piece that is going to get incorporated into this new project.  

We are on our way to Michigan tomorrow for a few days.  The Found Cottage one of my favorite shops is hosting a big outdoor market with over 90 vendors.  So we are taking a drive up tomorrow for the market.  It will be a mini trip and stay in Michigan.  The ride is about 2.5 hours so not too bad of a drive for only staying two days.

We have some family commitments this holiday weekend on Sunday and Monday so we will have to return for those parties.

Wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Hope Terry and I can finish up my budget friendly version of an architectural full length mirror to show you soon.
Stay tuned!!!


  1. Terry is a prince among men ~ kind of like my Jimbo!! Bless their hearts ~

  2. Can't wait to see the mirror and your grands are way too cute.

  3. Without a doubt I know that yours will turn out prettier than the one at the store!

    What a stash you have!! You definitely need to take advantage of it.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Hi Kris! I have no doubt your new project is going to fabulous. I love that door and I've been on the hunt for a similar one. We are changing out the doors in our house and I'm hoping to find a vintage door for our guest bath.Happily anxious to see how your project comes together. Have a wonderful weekend! Jane

  5. Terry is amazing! and Charlotte is so adorable! Can't wait to see how this comes together. Have a happy weekend! xoxoxo

  6. Oh my! That is a beautiful piece and your man was so sweet to tell you to buy it. But I bet what he builds you will be every bit as stunning and way better! Can't wait to see it. What a treasure you have - got to love a man with tools who's willing to make you beautiful things! Enjoy the trip and your family time!
    That has to be the cutest unicorn I've ever seen!

  7. Oh my goodnes, my daughter had the almost identical unicorn costume when she was little. Seeing your adorable Charlotte in hers brought back memories! Terry reminds me so much of my husband, he would have offered to make one too. I can't wait to see what my favorite Dynamic DIY Duo does to transform the old door. Have a great trip and happy holiday weekend to you both! xo

  8. I love Terry, he's an amazing man. When I saw Charlotte in the unicorn costume I said, I hope that was purchased. She's too cute. Abby taking the picture was cute and she is a great big sister, I can tell

    Can't wait to see you work your magic. I said oh my as soon as I saw the piece.

    Have an amazing time and know you will bring home treaures.


  9. Your husband makes magic happen, doesn't he? You are so lucky that he has the skills to build you things.

    Love the little unicorn costume!

    Have a wonderful getaway to MI! Can't wait to see what treasures you find.

  10. Love the unicorn costume! I can't wait to see your new piece!

  11. Hi Kris
    That unicorn costume was so adorable*** that mirror is absolutely amazing. Of course Terry can build one for you. He can do anything can't he :)
    can't wait to here about your weekend and see the final product on what he makes

  12. Can't wait to see that mirror! I know the two of you will do something fabulous!
    Cute little unicorn! Happy weekend, Kris!

  13. That man is a miracle. Wish I had a Terry when I need one!

  14. Kris, I thought my first reaction would be when you showed the picture to Terry was that he would make it for you! Of course he would. Is there nothing that man can't do? When he said you could buy it, then I knew he could do anything..What a great guy, and I know great guys! Yours will be beautiful and you will appreciate it so much more, but that original is gorgeous. I can understand how you felt about it..Happy Weekend and safe and prosperous trip..xxoJudy

  15. P.S. I got so excited that I forgot to say what a sweet little unicorn you have there. xxoJ

  16. That man of yours! How did you ever find him. You two are a perfect match.
    Have fun at the Found Cottage. Can't wait to see what you find there. Drive safely.

  17. Can't wait to see the finished piece! Just think, if you decided you didn't want it anymore you know what price you can put on it! I'm sure it's going to be stunning!

  18. Charlotte looks so cute! Such a fun age at Halloween...I'm sure her big sis will show her the ropes!
    I am thrilled that you and Terry are building a mirror like the one you saw. I can't wait to see it! Have a fun trip and a great long weekend. xoxo, T.

  19. Terry is so amazing!! I love how you both don't give up on something as well. Knowing that you can create it together, that is so fun. A very special relationship you have with Terry.
    Have a safe holiday,

  20. Your granddaughter looks so precious as a unicorn. How wonderful your husband will make the mirror. It will be so perfect.

  21. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that mirror too, and I’m in the market for one for the bedroom. Tell terry to make me one too lol.

    I bet you just wanted to eat Charlotte up in that costume!

    Enjoy your trip and can’t wait to see the masterpiece Terry make for you!


  22. OMG so cute as a unicorn!!! Can't wait to see what your husband comes up with for the mirror!! Have fun at the Found Cottage!!!!

  23. What a good Mimi you are! I love the idea that you are building your own mirror from the things you have about. Have a wonderful trip, be safe, can't wait to see the treasures you are bound to find. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and wishing you a safe trip.

  24. FIRST OF ALL, how in thee Sam Hill did I miss this POST??????????

    That unicorn is soooooooooo darn cute, both inside and out! LOL!!!!!!!

    OK Kris, that mirror. HELLO KITTY????? teehehehe - I know your guy is going to make you a killer diller version of this!

    I have missed you so. More in email?

  25. Can't wait to see your version of the mirror! I know it'll be even better than the one in the store. :) And that little unicorn is adorable!!!

  26. Charlotte will be the prettiest Halloween unicorn ever! I always forget that we are both Mimi to our grands, so much fun. I have to admit that I could never pick out a costume for my little grands as their mother comes up with the most wonderful Halloween costumes for the whole family each year. But they are both out of the pacifier age--and isn't that the best detail of all! Enjoy it, Kris!

  27. Love the unicorn costume! Adorable! Look forward to the next project!

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