As in my last few posts I told you how I took possession of a new Asian style cabinet which now resides in my bedroom, but I needed to find a new home for my desk (aka a former hall table which I silver gilded).
So it needed to return to it's former use... hall table. But I was tired of the entrance hall, it has been three years since I changed it....that is a long time for me.....
It just wasn't special enough for me, and I have been wanting to build a mud room and there is that colour black I have had a hankering to do.....so a little bit of furniture moving, prompts a whole lot of change!!!
So here it is..........
I love the drama of the near black walls, everything pops against it. This mirror was in the original hallway but was an old gold, a little bit of silver rub'n'buff and a much more suitable colour!
I changed around the layout because the new (old) hall table is a lot longer than the previous one and I am so pleased I did because the traffic flow is so much better and the hall looks so much bigger!
Nothing like a bit of recycling, this painting was in the living room before and never looked quite right, I love it here against the dark walls. It was actually a wedding present of my parents and I grew up with it always in the family room. I don't think I particularly liked it when I was younger but now I do, it brings back such memories!
And finally I got round to my mudroom....well more of a mud wall!!! But with the back door right up hard against the wall and not a lot of room between the hall and the laundry, I decided simple was best! I just used the batten and board method that I have seen on so many other blogs with a base board at the top to attach the hooks to. Then painted the wall and the battens in white gloss...simple and effective. My daughter had brought the hooks back from London when she had been over there on holidays and I had just been waiting for the right place to put them.
The little bench was from Ikea and yay, it was on sale, the smadal TV bench and the fabric also is from Ikea (the cushion was upholstered the same way I did Olivia's window seat)
The paintings were there previously but gold frames so a little bit more of silver rub'n'buff and sooooo much better. That one little tube of rub'n'buff has lasted a long time.
Here it is looking from the front door.... a little bit different from the old!
Yep.....I am loving my new revamped entrance hall..... I know that the dark walls won't be to everyone's taste......what do you think?
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