Over the past few months, I've come much closer to calling things "done" in the house. Although I'm pretty sure that ever being truly finished is pretty much an unobtainable thought, I like to tell myself otherwise. But for now, I'm pretty close to being "done" (or my version of it) in the foyer.
If you have followed me for a long time, you might remember this little gem from almost two years ago (one of my very first posts!) I decorated the foyer with clearance finds and a few DIYs. I like to think I've come a long way since then.
Here is the (waaaaay) before:
Remember my entry table dilemma? This space is SMALL, and I'm still liking the Target clearance table that I found at Goodwill. We still need to install chair rail around the foyer and up the stairs, but that has been stalled for the moment while I attempt to convince my husband that a chunky board and batten treatment would look better.
The painting covers an oddly-placed light switch that controls the outdoor lights, which we never turn off, so it works perfectly in this space. I'm thinking of possibly putting it on hinges, but then the lamp would be in the way...
The rug was a $10 TJ Maxx find, and it works perfectly with the painting.
As far as accessories go, the lamp was a $2 Goodwill find, and I just bought a new shade at Target. I'm thinking about trimming it out with greek key ribbon.
I bought this horse at the Georgetown Flea Market. Unfortunately, as soon as I got him home, I dropped him and broke half of his face off. I was going to glue it back on, but I got lazy, so I sanded the rest of him down to make it "blend in", so to speak. I think it makes him unique and aged-looking...am I right, or totally crazy?
I added a West Elm tray and bowl for keys and my DIY gold-dipped vase for good measure.
On the bottom shelf, I added a lucite tray from the Container Store, a stack of books, and my Foo dogs.
I'm planning on painting the back side of my door a high-gloss black...what do you think?
So what do you think of the latest update? Should this be the end? Please say yes.
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