Sunday, November 29, 2009
Your face is a mess.
Okay, enough with gratitude and back to attitude. And pet peeves: I really can't stand beveled mirrors. I've thought about them from every angle, every facet if you will (har har), and that raised panel section can kill an otherwise decent reflective surface. Or coffee table top. Of course there are a million bevels on priceless Venetian mirrors but I'm referring to the Z Gallerie-HomeDecorators range where my inner monologue goes, "that frame has some potential ... I like the shape and could paint it or sand off the tacky finish but what to do about THAT FRIGGIN' BEVEL?!" It seems like another "classy"-making feature the chain stores employ willy nilly until the original idea loses all sense of -- say it with me now -- refinement. Must all the edges span an inch or more? (Exception: this rather delicate Arno mirror for $149, which I still wish was a foot wider and taller).
I'm sure cutting the glass at an angle costs money ... money which could, nay, should go toward perfecting an "antique" or "smoky" finish. Feels moody, not bougey. Zees is a very good start.
Anyone want to play the bevel's advocate? (Back and picking up steam here.)