I am a firm believer, much to the detriment of my husband, in if you love something you should buy it (within reason) and find a place for it later. I am never successful when I am looking for something specific.
This weekend I set out to "refresh" my spaces and found that I already had a ton of great pieces, I just needed to move them around. I literally moved mirrors from one room to the next, took a lamp from upstairs and put it downstairs, took pictures off the walls and hung them elsewhere. It was so much fun to work with what I already had--which I bought it at one time for a reason--because I loved it!
First I have to say...my beloved Subway sign recently got in a fight with a nail (courtesy of Ryan) and the nail won--so my Subway sign is no longer :( This space to the left of the fireplace was feeling so empty. I didn't want to hang another black frame since we are being taken over by black frames...and then I remembered I had this beauty (read about it here) I found at an antique store in Bethany. A little hook and wire expertise (I learned from my mother) and this baby was hanging beautifully!
Oh and the mirror was previously on my bedroom dresser--but I swapped it for a larger silver mirror I had downstairs. And moved the black mirror from the upstairs guestroom to the downstairs guestroom...are you keeping up? :)