In keeping with my theme of progress (found here and here), I remembered that I left you guys hanging with a major fail and dilemma for my entry space. My foyer is Über small. I had such a hard time finding an entry table for the wall that I improvised and created several different areas over the past few years....
Well, true to fashion, I stumbled upon this entry table at Goodwill one day. I was desperate to find something that would work for this wall, and everything I found was too deep or too long. I had noticed this console at Target before, but I wasn't willing to pay the $129 for it. When I saw it at Goodwill with a crowd of people around it, I marched right over, pushed my way through the crowd, and ripped off the bottom half of the tag to take to the front. That table was coming home with me, even if I had to break a few hearts and bruise a few elbows. I realized that I hadn't even looked at the price until I got to the register, and it was marked for $64. A little more than my
(PS- since we flipped the living room to the opposite wall, we need to run a 1,346,863 foot coaxial cable from one wall, around the stairs, through the entry, and into the living room to the other wall to get cable. When we install the quarter round, it will be hidden. So, disregard the hideous white chord for now.)
I'm thinking about painting the drawer pulls gold (?) to match my soon-to-be-gold coffee table.
I spray painted the oval mirror white as well. Do you see a problem in this picture? Look how awkwardly arranged the light switch panel is on this wall. I have to hang everything abnormally high so that it doesn't cover up the switches. I'm thinking of changing the wall decor out for a larger painting that I can put on a hinge...
I got the pink tray from IKEA for $7. I snagged a couple of frames, a West Elm mirrored box, and some other knick knacks to put on top.
I got this little sucker at The Depot, where I have my booth. I have no idea what it is, but I kind of love it. It holds my keys, just in case you wanted to steal my car.
Fake flowers I stole from the dining room.
Ribba frames from IKEA with some bird fabric I found in the AS-Is section.
Basket to hold mail.
So there you have it! Most of the wall decor is going to change, as I'm sure the table-top decor will as well. But, we're making progress! A table that fits!
paint knobs gold
install chair rail
install quarter round
find way to hide plugs
We're getting there!