I’m on my minimizing kick and next up was the foyer. I’m taking my time going room by room and completing this task. I had hoped to have it completed by the time the i2i YardSale happened, but I couldn’t accomplish it. One thing for sure is I’m happy that I’ve at least began making every attempt to do this. Letting go is always the hardest part and I’m realizing that once I’ve gone through a space redecorate, starting with a clean slate was easier for me to weed out what I no longer wanted. Such is the case with the foyer, living room and dining room. I wanted the color of the foyer to flow into both those rooms so I chose Sherwin Williams “Morning Fog”. It’s a bit of a grayish/bluish/lavenderish color..
When I saw it in this picture, I thought it was a bit too gray,
Contrare to my thought, it was actually what I was looking for. I finished painting the rococco console table/mirror and it looks a thousand times better. If you recall it was shabby black which did nothing for it.
Initially I thought about metallic gold, but then I loved the Rose Gold I used for the living room mirror, and decided to go with that color again because the console table has a mauve marble top.
This mirror was a royal pain in the toosh to paint. All the swirly edges made the task of painting it was even harder. (as much as I papered and taped, I still got overspray on it, but nail polish remover took it right off.
This is a closer view of the details that were on the console legs. Here is how it looks inside with the new wall color
Major difference right! Looks a lot more elegant! I also changed the light fixture and decided on the Jamee chandelier at Joss & Main
I loved the chandelier, but I didn’t care for the crystals it came with because – 1) I had to assemble them and 2) they weren’t real crystal. I had a bag of antique crystal prisms I had been saving and decided to switch them. The longer crystals did a bit more justice to the beauty of the fixture.
This small space has 5 doorways, and i felt it’s best not to put a bunch of items in here. I’m satisfied (for now)
I haven’t decided on an area rug yet, and I’m not rushing it either.. I’ll take my time and enjoy looking at the openness of the space. By not having a lot of items the area actually feels bigger.
I’m so glad I chose to keep it because now I’m forced to not keep a bunch of “stuff” that was filled in the drawers of the table.
I styled it simple with a set of Ikea Blomster candleholders that I picked up at Goodwill for $3.00, another one of my favorite female busts (which was a yardsale find $1.00), a bit of greenery and my favorite pic of hubby and I.
When the chandelier is on at night, there’s a soft glow of the reflection
and the rose gold changes the hue
On the other side of the wall, I brought in the bench from the bedroom. I needed a space to drop my handbag and workbag and thought that would be great place for it. I finally hung the birthday painting.
Another vintage swan (which I use as a planter) is perched right next to it
I’m definitely sure I appreciate the new space.
Although the sale of the console didn’t go through, sometimes things happen for a reason, because I truly am happy I have it and I love the new look. The foyer has been freshened up and I’m patting myself on the back because I was able downsize a few items.
To take the look of the foyer from this …
to this look
It’s a winner for me. The total cost of my new look was $150.00 ( with the bulk of it being the cost of the chandelier).
As always, it’s not how much it costs, but its’s how you style it. Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home.