As you might know, our front hallway/entrance has been an ongoing project in our home. Bit by bit, we've been plugging away and I can finally say we are almost there!!
As a recap, you can check out these posts to see what we have done:
2. The hallway was repainted; and
3. New carpet;
Up until recently, this is what the entrance area looked like:
We knew that we wanted to get a new table - the one in the picture had wobbly legs that for some reason we couldn't fix, and I found the shape to take up too much space (and not give enough surface area) in the narrow entryway.
Of course, I wanted to go out and buy a table (can't it just be easy for once?!) but J was convinced his dad could make it for us. This was my inspiration:
Just as J promised, his dad was able to make the table (he is an expert welder) and this is where we stand now:
We are not quite there yet, but I'm SO happy with how it has turned out! We would like a basket for under the table (maybe this one from Indigo):
and maybe a stool or a chair to sit on if needed.
We have purchased our coat rack and we will be receiving it this week so once that is up, the majority of the transformation will be complete!!
You may be asking a few key questions. I'm going to answer them now (whilst guessing what those questions are :-):
1. Where is the huge awesome print from?
The scissors print is by the amazing Alanna Cavanagh. In September we stopped by her sample sale and found this gem at a HUGE discount. It has a few paint splatters on it which is what landed it in the "seconds" pile and we were lucky enough to snag it. For $105. I'm not joking. That print is MASSIVE. We had it framed at Telegramme Prints on Queen Street (which is both local and surprisingly quite a bit cheaper than Michaels was, even with their normal sale).
2. What about that small framed painting?
That cute little painting is one I purchased at Labour of Love probably 2 years ago. It is by Gosia. I have never found the perfect spot to hang it so it floats from room to room, but I love it!
3. Did you really buy those rubber boots because of this photo?
Yes. Sort of. I never thought I'd be the girl who would spend $$$ on "designer" rain boots, but when I came across the orange/red pair for 70% off a few months ago, I jumped on them. It helped that I never forgot the photo of my rug with the awesome boots...
4. How did you get those crappy old leather boots to stand up?
5. What about everything else?
Table - base made by J's dad, wood top from Urban Tree Salvage
Gold vases - purchased at the Style North sale from Tim of Design Maze
Copper fire extinguisher - purchased at the antique barn in St. Jacobs
Paint colour: Para Paints Chrysler Hall White (semi-gloss on trim, matte on walls)
So there you have it - I finally have something house related to show you! Sure, it isn't perfect yet and I still have a few things on the list, but waiting until it is totally done is so not my style :-)