I have wanted something large above my fireplace, but didn't know exactly what. I decided to try one of the mirrors, and while I think the size isn't quite right, it works for now. I went with a satin nickel finish, which has a tiny bit of sparkle to it.
Did I mention that sucker is HEAVY??? I wasn't exactly sure how I would hang it. I ended up using a 1x2 and having my hubby cut it lengthwise on an angle to make my own one of these:
It worked surprisingly well, and I got the mirror up one night while my hubby was gone. I am amazed at how much it brightens up the room. It really reflects the light in my dark living room. I do wish I had cut the board a little thicker so that it angled down a bit more, but I am still happy with it for $7!
This is an old picture of the room, which has since been painted. I'll be posting on that soon!
I'm linking this to http://www.creationsbykara.com/2012/02/look-what-i-made-linky-party-2-8-2012.html