I have been looking for a large mirror for my dining room for some time. Ideally I would loved to have discovered an amazing and beautiful antique mirror, or a frame, that I could have had made into a mirror at a yard sale, antique store or thrift shop. My brother, the source of all things beautiful and interesting had mirrors but none of them were large enough.
So...I ordered the mirror you see below from a catalog. Stylistically it came very close to what I wanted, was the right size, and on a special sale.
When it was delivered and I managed to get the very heavy package inside and opened I found that although the frame was okay the mirror was in shards. Somehow during shipping it was damaged. I completely expected to pack it back up and return it but when I called and told them what had happened to my amazement they told me that they would refund my money and to throw the empty frame in the trash.
What! The frame is the most important part of the mirror and this one was far too lovely to throw in the bin. Instead I took it to the glass shop and they easily cut a new mirror to fit the frame for a fraction of the cost of the original.
So this is my 'mostly free' new mirror. It is perfect for the room and much nicer here then in the trash. This is my bargain by happenstance; wouldn't you agree.
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