Thursday, February 24, 2011

Entryway…I Like This Better!

I found this basket at Michael's Monday for the bottom of my bookshelf but it's to wide for it...Michael's had their baskets half off that day:)

I think this looks alot better than what I had before, the aqua chair just wasn’t doing it for me(see last post) and as one reader said “it looks like it is overpowering it” and I couldn’t have agreed more:) So I moved/tweaked around a little and this is what I came up with! I think it gives the washstand center stage now.
It’s amazing isn’t it when you look at a photo of your rooms and realized how many of your pieces are from GW or yardsales. Everything in this pic is from GW except the little bench(it was my mom’s) and what is on top of the planter, I found it at Lowes in the garden dept. and just loved the birds on it, the greenery is from the Dollar Tree! I’m going to paint that cord it would blend in so much better!
Here’s a better look at the little bench…love it!
Also changed out the flowers here! As you can see the sofa is still a blue denim, the slipcovers I bought at Target on clearance were to small by about 4 inches but I found out that I loved the look of it so I have to find one that is a least 100 inches across. The only one I found is PB at 148.00 on sale. If you have hesitated buying a duck cloth one from Target…don’t, the blue didn’t show thur at all and it was good quality, even had a seperate cushion cover, believe me I was so sad but had to return it!
I thought I’d show you the opening into kitchen, the burlap looken bench and the black birds do tie in with the black clock and black cupboard. It’s all coming together little by little
I hope you are doing well where ever you are!
I’ll be at these parties…
Transformation Thursdays
Flaunt it Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Thanks for hosting ladies


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Third time is a charm today Rondell..blogger is a jerk today LOL!!~ I love your changes, I agree it is better. Sometimes we just have to play for a bit and figure it out.

Patti said...

Thank you for visiting and following my new classic movie blog. While I love decorating and tea stuff and will keep my Fill My Cup with Beauty blog, I am SO addicted to classic movies that I felt I simply HAD to give them their own blog.

Your home is beautiful!!! I love your entryway! And, yes, it IS amazing the gorgeous things one can obtain at thrift stores and garage sales. I can't wait until it's garage sale weather again...I'm going into withdrawals.

I wish I had known Michael's baskets were half price on Monday. I don't think a person can ever have too many baskets.

Have a lovely day,

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the basket you found at Michael's!! I know that I told you before, but I love seeing the photos where we can see you living room and kitchen/dining pretty!!

Along My Country Road said...

Cute wash stand ~ I really love the painted look! I have a thing about cords too ~ painting it is a good idea ~ I usually line them up to run down the back of the piece, tape or a hook whatever works!
~Have a happy day!!!
I also grabbed one of those baskets at Michaels, using it to store throws in... 50% off worked for me!

american girl primitives said...

Looks great, so light and bright!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I like the changes~very pretty! I still love that little stool. :)

I have to move things around a lot to get it right. Usually more than three times!

CAS said...

Love the changes you made in the entry. Aren't cords just so annoying? I often will arrange something, then walk away & walk back into the room & know I need to do something different. Is there a 12-step program for
"tweaking" addiction? lol!!!

Beverly said...

Rondell.. I love your new header picture.. You always have such a beautiful clean look. I wanted to pass on the 'Stylish Blogger Award' to you..if you decide to take it you can see the criteria at you can pass it along. Thanks for your kind comments

Red Door Home said...

My home too is filled with many thrift store and found treasures. It just goes to show patience and a little bit of hard work really pay off!

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting,Your entry way looks so pretty love the bench and the washstand. Everything ties together so well. You did a great job. I'm a new follower.

laura said...

Your entryway is just looking so lovely, I really adore your little stool, it has so much character. Isnt it annoying when cords and wires get in the way? Its one of my biggest gripes i find.. If you dont have time to paint, maybe you could tape it to the back of the wooden leg or use those little sticky hooks (for holding wires in place) Good luck with that anyway!
hugs, laura xxx