Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meet Odalie

Odalie, meet my friends! Friends, meet Odalie.
She is named after Odalie Fox, a character in The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby. And if you have read it by chance you most definitely understand why the name suits her.
As soon as we pulled into the driveway I began scurrying about the house collecting my paint brushes and painters tape. I had doubts about putting a white mirror on a white wall. I had picked up a very nice "greige" recently and had enough to do the whole wall... but Holy, Big Job Batman! I decided to bring her in and take a look before tackling our 18 foot ceilings!
And I am uber thankful we did! Because while it is definitely white and our walls are most definitely white, you can see that there is a subtle difference. Enough to feel peaceful but not too boring. Plus I hadn't taken into account that surprisingly NOTHING else in the room is white! WHAT??? I am scratching my head on that one still...


She will be hoisted and mounted about 2-3 feet higher for a more dramatic view from the living room and doorway and then it will be time to work on accessorizing some final touches!
I can't wait to show you a couple other things I have been working on for the dining room, one of which is pretty visible in these shots, the other is a little more elusive!

42 comments:

Kacey said...

Gorgeous!!! I've been dying for a mirror like that!

kathie said...

Gorgeous! I cannot imagine how you got it home :) I can hear my husband now, grumbling... ha!

J and Company said...

Holy cow, no wonder you couldn't sleep at night! Now I won't be able to either! That is amazingly gorgeous and I am just sighing in delight. Wow!

That one girl said...

OMG, I need that now! I'm totally lusting.

The DG Family said...

WOW! She's a beauty!! I am extremely inspired by your work. I bought an old beat up mirror this weekend at Goodwill with the potential of being quite elegant. Fingers crossed :)

Torri said...

Wow! That mirror is amazing! She looks so beautiful in her new home!

sherry said...

Score!!! I am pea green with envy!

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said...

Beautiful mirror!

lizibeth said...

that is soooooo gorgeous!!!
absolutely love it. <3 <3 <3

Maybe, if I am really, really good, Santa might bring me one too?

Chelly said...

I saw one yesterday at the Mayfield Commons Homesense and fell in love with it as well. If only I had the room...

Becky said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It's very lovely and very majestic!

XO
Lenore

Shannon said...

Your mirror looks amazing!! I am also loving that beach painting peeking in the picture :)

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

Mirror envy is setting in... BEAUTIFUL!!

Amber's Notebook said...

WOW! that is awesome!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Simply gorgeous! And love the white on white!!!

Kel said...

Holy cow!!! I absolutely am in LOVE....with mirrors and that my friend takes the cake. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

HUMBER said...

That truly is spectacular. Where did you find a mirror that size?!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

I can not tell you enough how much I LOVE that mirror!!!! Good For You!

Amanda said...

i cant put into words how absolutely.freakin.gorgeous. that mirror is. AND, that dining sure looks like its uh-mazing! WOW!

Allison said...

I ditto exactly Kacey's comment. I have been dying for that mirror, too! I wish we had a Home Sense here! It looks gorgeous in your house. Your room is stunning.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

oh i love her!! she looks perfect, can't wait to see the whole room.

On a differnt note, I had the worst paint spraying day ever. I didn't clean my gun good enough and it caused major delay. I wonder if I need to soak it in paint thinner after every use, what a pain....

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

This is quite the statement, and utterly gorgeous to boot. Wow!

I just discovered you on Melanie's (Pretties and Posies) blog roll, how have I missed your beautiful blog thus far?

Nice to "meet" you!
Have a wonderful week,
Anne

Moa said...

Oh my, that is such a GORGEOUS mirror! I've been dreaming about something just like that... I love the white on white too :)

Take care!

Moa

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Gorgeous! Where's this one from? Is it a new or vintage score?

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Guess I should scroll down and read oldest posts first! Should have guessed it was HomeSense. Unfortunately out of my dining room budget! :(

Courtney @ reckless-glamour.com said...

I LOVE her!!!!!! What a show stopper!!

Kelle Dame said...

Ahh! Just gorgeous! I am droolin! Can't wait to see the other projects for the room.

KEO said...

Wow, Holly! That looks fantastic!! I have been trying to find a spot in my house for one ever since I ran into you at Homesense.....maybe in my little girl's room??
It looks amazing in your dining room!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

SOOO jealous of that mirror. TO DIE FOR. :)

Mrs. Chic said...

wow look so pretty!! I just moved a large mirror into our dinning room and it looks so good ---

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

Wow! It's perfect and it's so dramatic! I love it!

Fashion Serial Killer said...

I love your blog and all your cool projects. You just inspired me to do something with my big ol' mirror. ;o)

Kathy said...

stunning!!!!!!!!!! I am at a loss for words

Gemma said...

I totally saw those mirrors in Home Sense yesterday and was drooling (I lie in Ottawa)! Nice job scooping one up. I'm sure I'll regret not getting one myself.

Love the blog!

www.thesweetestdigs.wordpress.com

christine said...

I, too, had been eying this baby up at Home Sense, but sadly didn't have a spot for it. It looks fantastic in your dining room! I will live vicariously through you ;)

Hopeless Chest said...

WOW! Lucky lady. That mirror is amazing.

pitcherandpearl.com said...

It's Beautiful!!! Lovin the white on white....cant wait to see the whole room! (I kinda love it leaning on the ground like that)

Abby Noel said...

She is stunning!
Holly your home just gets more and more beautiful each day!

dragonflydreamer said...

Ooooh, it is gorgeous and dreamy. It looks perfect there. So glad I found your blog today on Where Women Create!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my gosh, that mirror is AMAZING. Seriously, wow!

Rebecca said...

Horray!!!! It looks stunning in your dining room! Love everything I see in that reflection!!! I can just imagine you guys trying to get that giant mirror home LOL! I still haven't mounted mine yet but as soon as I get this bathroom painted I might put it in there! I'm so in need of a Holly and Rebecca day! I'm gonna email you :)

 
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