Presto Change-o: a New Entry!
Things are slowly coming together in our new house. It’s been fun to make some changes!
Thought I’d show you a sneak peek of our entry hall…
Here, my friends, is our entry hall “before”:
“AACK! What IS that thing?!” you may be wondering… No, it is not a medieval torture device. It is actually our doorbell. Note too the pinkish tile floors at the bottom…we ripped up the tile and laid down new hardwood flooring. Much better.
I knew I wanted to hide the doorbell – but how? Some people suggested I start over and cover the whole area with drywall, and of course start over on the doorbell front. But I decided to go the less-elaborate route. I had a handyman remove the molding so I could hang a mirror flush over the wall and just cover the whole thing up.
Oh, I also found this demilune table on clearance at Home Goods. It was a sad, tilting thing with drab, blah knobs:
I found these flashy fabulous knobs at Anthropologie, and I think they perked up the piece right away.
I think the red color is *fine* but at some point I do want to go back and apply a thick, shiny lacquer to this thing in a coral color or even a bright orange.
We hung a Pagoda style mirror from Horchow over that doorbell, and after a new paint job (that’s Benjamin Moore’s Inner Balance, by the way – LOVE this color!), and some new floors, I think we’re starting to see some real improvement!
And the AFTER:
Hey it’s not perfect and there’s lots more to do, but I think we’re getting there!