Curbside Mirror With Character


Hey There! How are you guys doing? Find anything cool on the side of the road recently? I did! I’m always too afraid and embarassed to pick up items on the side of the road. I always imagined that my trash treasure wasn’t actually trash and the person would come out yelling at me to go away. I’m ridiculous with the things I think up sometimes.

mirror found on the side of a parking lot in leaves

I finally conquered the fear recently one night when taking my son for a late evening drive. He likes to go by the public works building and look at the trash trucks. He’s obsessed with them. So that’s what we were doing when I noticed that there was something resting against the fence separating the parking lot from the city vehicles. I could make out that it was a large mirror and it looked like wood. I pulled on my big girl pants, jumped out of the car and barely fit it into my little car.

My favorite detail is the top part. The mirror itself is big but not that huge but the extra detail at the top gives it a lot of substance

It’s actually plastic. But still looks cool and was completely free! I’m always eyeing the side of the road now.

I think I’ll end up using it in the hallway (I’m doing a 3 week makeover on it for the New Year New Room Refresh Challenge). Hallways can be such a dark spot. I’m hoping the mirror will help bounce around the light and brighten things up a bit

Since it’s plastic would I be crazy to paint it? I’ve never really painted anything and want to try. The mirror looks cool but I’d hate to ruin even a fake beauty.

 

detail of curbside find mirror

Now that I’ve had a chance to share a thrifty find with you, let me share other thrifter’s finds with you by sharing my features from the #ThriftScoreThursday feed. I hope you like awesome vintage/thrifted/found finds!

I have a lot of features today. I’m kicking it alone for TST since the other hosts are dealing with an array of things- keep them in your prayers! So I figured I’d show extra love to the feed today.

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@erin_coleen The beginnings of my #thrifted seascape collection. The painting on top is the one I needed help with identifying the artist signature. #thrifting #thriftscorethursday

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Comments

  1. says

    there were so many great finds! i have a few to feature just on instagram today. i couldn’t totally skip out but there was no way i was going to have a legit post ready. love the mirror and i say if you have a color or look in mind, paint it! i have painted plastic before!

  2. says

    Great find and it looks like it is in really good condition! Way to Corinna for just putting your big girl pants on and just going for it!

  3. says

    I would try to paint it, if that’s the look you want. Congrats on a great curb find! I get a little freaked-out when I find something on the side of the road, too! One time I was driving by a house with a big dumpster in the driveway and there was a Louis chair sticking out of it! My kids groaned as I did a U-turn and stopped to check it out. THEN I was mortified as the owners came outside to see what I was doing- I asked if I could have the chair (and then proceeded to climb the side of the dumpster to get it out!!!). BUT – the lovely end to the story is that the owner was thrilled I wanted it because it was his recently-deceased mother’s favorite chair (he was clearing out the house for demolition). So I feel like I “rescued” the chair and gave it a second life! (And now it is haunted by the ghost of his mother…. Just kidding!)

  4. says

    Gah what a ginormous piece!! So glad you conquered your fear of curbside finds, welcome to the club my friend. Since it was free, i bet it wouldn’t hurt to try your hand at painting it. Or at least jazz it up with some fun accents. Bravo my friend!!