Prior to the unfortunate theft and vandalization of our property, I decided to give the entryway mirror a little makeover.
This mirror was gained at a yard sale - way back in 2006. Can you believe it was free? The seller had broken one of the side mirrors. Each side panel is about 8 1/2 x 11, so the whole thing is rather large. It hung in my son's room for a long time, but he never really used it. Turns out boys aren't as into mirrors as girls are. Go figure.
So, I kind of stole it from him.
But, look, the size and shape is perfect for that entryway wall.
Convinced? Okay, back to the mirror makeover.
I decided to print out a picture of Jane Austen for the left panel. My shamelessly purloined version of Dear Jane is, I believe, the 1879 engraving which was based on Cassandra's drawing.
For the right panel, I chose one of Miss Austen's witty quotations, printing it out with a downloaded Jane Austen font.
"Pictures of Perfection make me Sick and Wicked."
When we return to our normal balmy weather, I think I might use this instead:
"What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
The portrait and quotation are printed on turquoise paper and I have placed three turquoise glass votives from Big Lots betwixt the two panels.
So, what do you think? Would Dear Jane approve?
***More lovely transformations are linked at Between Naps on the Porch for each Metamorphosis Monday.***