This mirror with hooks was hanging in the kitchen of our apartment, right inside the back door so we could hang up our keys as soon as we came in. A very handy thing, but it looked quite dull because I was still searching for the perfect pictures to place in the four holes on either side of the mirror. I had an idea of something floral, perhaps vintage postcards, hand painted watercolors, etc. But for more than a year it hung there with the empty frames mocking me.
Then when I was unpacking boxes of books, I found an old Georgia O’Keefe day planner, kept from my college days, that I couldn’t bear to throw away because the pictures were so lovely. Inspiration struck. Finally, I had pictures to put in my frame. I grabbed Dom’s paper cutter and went to work last night after the girls were in bed.
I do think it came out rather well. Now it is both functional and decorative. Yet another homey flourish for the new house.