Entryway And Table Redo
I was very busy this weekend!
You may remember last weekend I snagged this gorgeous mirror from a store named ‘Junk’
While trying to decide where to put this, I came upon the idea of changing
up my entryway. Then I remembered this little table-
I have been wanting to paint this for several months.
I felt like it was a perfect candidate for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
And for those of you wondering,
it did not belong to my mom so it
is not on the ‘do not paint’ list!
It is a cool old desk/table that we have had for over 20 years.
This drawer slides out as a desk, and when you lift the lid it has
a place to store books and an ink well.
I decided I didn’t want to paint the entire piece, I have always loved that
French Country look of a wood finish top with a painted bottom.
I only used one coat of the chalk paint – and I loved the way it turned out.
But before I show you – here is a reminder of the way my entryway has
looked for the past year – complete with the old headboard I made into a console.
I must admit I love the black and white theme, but I have grown tired of it.
I was pretty tired of that rug/carpet on the floor too…
And the paint color on that wall.
So……. I decided to paint that wall a darker color,
pull up that carpet/rug thingy, and get something new.
All because of a mirror..
My husband was simply thrilled….
You know, in that
“I hate it when you get an idea
and try and drag me in to it when all I want to do is
lay around the house and play on the computer all day”
So I painted the wall (although it is hard to tell in the pictures)
and bought a new rug/runner for the floor,
and set up the table and the mirror.
I decided not to press my luck and try to get him to
hang the mirror – that will come next weekend.
So – for the pictures it is just sitting on the table.
And I have lots of pictures..;-)
As you can see – it reflects my Sunburst Mirror that is on the wall at the end of the hall.
And the color tones all look so good together, it makes it feel more unified
than it did before. And by the way, that shadow on the floor is my dog.
He always has to find a way to jump in when I am taking pictures!
Here is the other end of the hallway -
If you want to see how I made the Sunburst Mirror go to this link.
I love having the top of the table the wood finish.
It goes really well with the wood floor, and it helps break up the white
but still keep the colors in the neutral range.
I am so happy with the look – and of course I love changing things
up occasionally too, so I am doubly happy!
My husband…not so much..