My Latest Find...

Stepping into a second hand furniture store is dangerous for me. I am like a kid in a candy shop. My eyes are wide open and I start salivating! I enjoy purchasing old pieces of furniture that have character and restoring them back to their original state, or completely redesigning them to suit modern day style.

From across the room, I spotted this beautiful mirror. The classical design and intricate urn medallion detail immediately caught my attention. The frame was constructed in solid maple and was overall in mint condition. It is rare to find furniture, let alone accessories made of 100% solid wood now days without paying major bucks. Today, a similar mirror found in a designer furniture store, would cost well over $600; I paid only $40! I kind of feel like I stole it…

Although the frame is solid wood and the stain has been applied well, I have an urge to paint it black. I can envision it either above a bathroom vanity mounted with polish chrome sconces or displayed in an entryway above a console unit. I have yet to decide the exact location, but it will definitely have a home soon!

The best part of this fabulous find is that all the proceeds go the NOVA charity foundation. If you have a love for restoring furniture, I strongly recommend you visit the store located on Beaconsfield Boulevard in the West Island. You never know what great gem you will come across!