Eight months ago, I set out six design resolutions for myself in 2011. One of many things on my to-do list was a facelift for our entry hall. As a reminder, here is the BEFORE:
And now, still in progress and revealing my brand-spanking-new, shiny lucite console that arrived at my doorstep yesterday, is the ALMOST AFTER:
As you can see, I replaced the unsightly mustard yellow curtain at the end of the hallway with new French doors, changed out the runner and added the currently bare, but still beautiful-to-me, console.
Remember my first attempt at the console? Although it was too deep and too tall and too clunky for the space, I still miss this glossy gal:
Here is a close-up of the French doors that my husband labored over after some serious
nagging encouragement from me. We ordered the doors from a local outfit that we love – Pleasant’s Hardware. The doors came primed, but not painted, and they fit a little too perfectly — the doors were so snug that we couldn’t open and close them. My husband pulled out some magic with a saw and sander and voila! The knobs are temporary until I can find some that I really love. We decided on frosted glass to hide this:
Which will likely be on the design resolution list for 2012!
I have four more months to:
Style the console;
a cheapthe perfect piece of art for the long bare wall across from the laundry room; and
Maybe paint the back of the front door an interesting color.
Think I can do it? Stay tuned!