Monday, November 25, 2013

Entryway Updates

The entryway has stumped me for awhile.  Of course, I have liked it substantially more than the yellow explosion that was once here.  See exhibit A:


For the past couple months I settled on using a $20 dresser as a placeholder but I knew it wasn't permanent.

The height of the old mid century modern piece was much too low.   I never took any pictures of the space like this but imagine the typical MCM dresser and that was about it! I knew I wanted a change but my only problem was I couldn't find anything I loved.  Sure, some things on craigslist would've worked but nothing caught my eye.  Unusual, I know.

Then I saw this piece on West Elm and I immediately loved it.


It's weird, but it's been an extremely long time since I've bought a new piece of furniture that wasn't thrifted or bought off of craigslist. I waited for it to go on major sale and pulled the trigger. 


The styling of this piece is rough but it'll do for now.  I'm most excited about the "painting" I did.  It was another total copycat DIY from what I'm sure is a pricier piece! I've had this image pinned for so long and was certain I wanted to recreate it for this exact spot.  I am pleased it turned out exactly as I envisioned.  


All I did was use a roll of paper that we already had at home and added the black circles and splatters with acrylic paint.  I framed it using a poster frame that I sprayed gold. The whole project took less than an hour and makes a big impact!


The rest of the space is filled with most things we already had.  However, the small mirror was a garage sale find earlier this season and the tree was a Pier 1 find.  I've had the capiz shell light forever, or so it seems, and I repurposed an old trashcan [that I found in the trash!] as an umbrella stand years ago. 


Things won't stay like this forever, but I'm really liking the way it's finally coming along. 

xoxo

13 comments:

Heidi said...

I've been smitten with that console table for so long, but I just don't have any where to put it in my house! Don't you hate when that happens. I love how you styled it and that DIY painting is gorgeous.

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Jessica said...

Joi,
That looks so great! I love the furniture and the art! Nice job!

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Ooo, that painting is FANCY! I seriously wouldn't have guessed it was a DIY. And I'm drooling over that table!

Erin said...

looks great!

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno said...

Looks SO good!!

Katrina ChicLittleHouse said...

Your entryway looks so good and I'm mildly obsessed with your ornament tree!!! Like might drive to Pier 1 tonight, lol :)

Myssie@PendletonMarket said...

I love how it's coming together!! It looks great!

Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Love the console table. Isn't it funny how you hadn't purchased a retail piece if furniture in a long while? Our front door opens right into our living room/kitchen, so I have nowhere to set up a space like that. Your DIY art is cool too. I did a black and white abstract painting in a gold frame recently myself.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Thus all looks amazing. I love the console and I particularly love the art. You know how to take all these different elements and make them look like they belong together.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I am VERY impressed with the art! Well done!

Freckles Chick said...

That art!! Make me one! I'm starting to sound like a broken record. Isn't it weird to finally have an entryway? I'm still getting used to it over here. Though ours looks nowhere near as amazing as yours!

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor said...

OOh Love this whole space! Our styles are eerily similar. I diyed some painted circles curtains for my kitchen and a coffee table inspired by that line of tables from West Elm! It looks awesome. So much better than Exhibit A:)

SHERRY HART said...

Great makeover...that West Elm console is perfect and the DIY art is genius!

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