Rhode Island Wonder {Antique Treasure}

My wonderful mother-in-law was in Rhode Island this weekend for a Bridal Shower. Upon returning home to Maryland she noted a beautiful, ornate-beveled mirror on the side of the road. Thank goodness she had the good sense to stop! Someone was going to let this go to the city dump*gasps*! The mirror is very weighty and it came with a pair of legs that I would like to use as well. First off, let me apologize for the photography. It is quite a dreary day in Northern Va today! I have two ideas for the antique set:

One is to ditch the legs and mount the mirror on the wall by itself. Personally, I think it would be a sin to ditch the legs. I do not know if mounting the mirror(without being supported from the bottom) is even possible due to the immense weight of the piece. The second is to use the legs with the mirror as a faux vanity. All I would need is a gorgeous vintage stool!

No matter what I have already decided I am going to paint and wax the piece with Annie Sloan's Old Violet Chalk Paint. This is one of my very favorite Annie Sloan colors! The violet is muted with a grayish undertone...just lovely! If you are looking to purchase the Annie Sloan Chalk Paints may I suggest Kelly at Stylish Patina? Kelly also owns the Barn located in Historic Fredrick, MD that has many repurposed goodies! Okay....I am going to ask for your advice here. Do you all have any ideas or suggestions as to how I could utilize this amazing antique?


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