Ironically, “My Gorgeous Thrift Store Mirror” has found it’s new home above our living room mantel at a time when I have had to make some very important decisions in my life. The irony is… I’ve literally had to look at myself in the mirror the past couple weeks (figuratively and physically), and decide if I was willing to go through (put my family through) a real-life surgical procedure, to “fix” part of my physical appearance that has bothered me for 20 years. Even more ironic, is that I haven’t been satisfied with anything I’ve put above this mantel, similar to how I haven’t been satisfied with anything I have tried to do to “fix” that “part”. I’ll explain more, but first let’s get to this gorgeous mirror (and what we used to hang it!).
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The history behind this gorgeous thrift store mirror truthfully isn’t very exciting. It really is just another pretty (very heavy) mirror that I happen to come across one afternoon at the thrift store-SCORE! I can’t remember the exact price I paid for it, but it was not a lot. After I had figured out a good spot to hang it in our family room (view family room makeover here), I didn’t have to do a thing to it, except clean it with my favorite glass cleaner. It looked great for a while, but just didn’t seem to fit 😖.
Speaking of “fitting”…I’m just going to lay it all out on the surgical table for you. I’m having laser lipo (non-traditional lipo) and a mini-tummy tuck tomorrow (all completed under local anesthetic) on my “cesarean(s) pouch” and surrounding areas. There, I said it. Hey, maybe I can help other women who are considering similar changes. Am I going to share before and after shots? I have no idea. Gotta see the results first 😉.
Not to switch the subject again, but we gotta get back to the results of the new spot for the mirror. I decided it was better suited over our more formal front living room fireplace 🔥 . Wow, was I right. I’m absolutely in love with it here. I’m very very satisfied. This baby fits so perfectly. Kind of like an old pair of jeans that you love.
Will my jeans fit better in the front? I sure hope so. Am I scared? Yes, terrified. You see, I reached my goal weight/magic number, but this “cesarean(s) pouch” just wouldn’t budge-and it’s spreading 😳. So, I thought, and thought hard. I researched, and thought some more. My conclusion…I’m 50. Now or never.
So…how do you like the mirror here???
Here comes more irony. I feel really good about the mirror, and I feel really good about my decision to take care of me. After 20 years as a devoted mom…I have earned it.
I will keep you updated, and possibly share before/after photos, and all of the golden details. Stay tuned!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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