Hi, everyone! With our dark floors and some dark furniture, our first floor sometimes seems kinda...well, dark.
I've been craving a lighter look. I started with our mantel, which I showed you here. Then I created a new lighter vignette beside the fireplace, which I showed you in my last post.
Next I changed some things around in our big front hallway.
This little area is right outside of our office and it looked like this at Christmastime...
...and like this before that...
First I replaced the dark shelves with this small chippy white table. I got it for a steal in the fall at an antique shop while visiting Amish country. I wasn't sure where I was going to use it, but it was too cute to pass up!
For the top of the table I 'stole' a huge antique metal dough bowl from my shop and filled it with dried hydrangeas. (I have to credit my mom-she displayed it like this at the shop and I was smitten and had to bring it home!)
This bowl has the best rusty patina!
On the bottom shelf I placed a heavy wire basket that I got in the summer at the flea market. The dealer who sold it to me said it's very old. I just love that crimped wire!
I'll be adding more magazines to it.
I brought my dress form over from the corner it had been in, and placed it beside the table. I attached the feather wings to it that I had on my Christmas tree, which you can see here.
I also moved my huge clock from where it was to this wall.
There was already a nail higher on the wall from before so I took advantage and added another clock face to echo the large one. This is just a little different configuration of how it was before in the living room, here.
So what do you think of my new lighter area?
Here is a view toward the living room.
I feel that this does brighten up the hall a bit.
So, mission accomplished! I'll be showing you some more changes soon.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day :)