Whenever anyone comes to the house they go to the back door. I call the room you enter the house in the laundry/mudroom, but I think I will start calling it my foyer. Sounds so much better.
After work yesterday I went to the Goodwill store to see if anyone purchased the textured paintable wallpaper I saw in there the other day for $3 a roll. At the time I thought to myself…what can I do with that…then I answered myself and said nothin so I left it and reprimanded myself for buying things that I don’t need immediately. In the back of my mind I really wanted to buy that roll though. It was only $3 but in the store it is $15!!! I tossed and turned all night long over that wallpaper because I thought of things I could do with it. Of course when I went back it was gone gone gone. I was so disappointed. But as I was looking around what did I see? I saw the cutest fold down table calling out to me. So I purchased it.
I had the nerve to grumble about the price…$19.95. Am I that cheap and crazy?? Seech.
LMBO and you are probably thinking…another project? Because that table definitely has to be refinished. I think I am going to remove the stain off the top, sand it down, I have to glue in some of the leg pins and I will paint it black. Ohhhh I can’t wait.
The next room on my list is the foyer coincidentally enough. It has the floor down and the crown up on 2 walls…I ran out of crown and since I suck at putting up crown it can’t go up till worker comes in to put it up, maybe a month from now. I have to catch up with my projects…
I was thinking to paint 3 walls pure white and the back wall Mecca Gold but I don’t know if I could stand all that white so I decided I am going to do one of two things:
1- Paint 3 walls butter cookie and the back wall Mecca Gold OR
2- Put chair rail all around the room and paint the top half butter cookie and the bottom half Mecca Gold but I noticed you hardly ever see the chair rail and half walls anymore so I am wondering if that is so yesterday. No…not going that route.
SO I purchased a color magazine to help me…
I got so confused because there were a lot of schemes that I was digging. Here are some of the schemes I really like and its not too late to use in the foyer and/or somewhere in the rest of the house:
I picked one of these schemes and I am not telling you which…all I am saying is I have all the colors here already and I will be using them!
I also have been hording these elephant shelves in my basement. I purchased them years ago, when I was still living in Florida. I am thinking I might have gotten them from Spain, but I am not totally sure about that. I am going to spray them black and put them over my folding table. I think it is going to look nice.
I also wanted to Incorporate this photo in my foyer scheme. I love this picture.
I love the purple as well. I think gold will do this photo justice. I also have the perfect ornate frame for it, that I will spray black. I love these frames and they have been through a few changes. When I went to Venice, Italy I fell in love with the carnival mask photos. I purchased a calendar and framed various mask photos all over my house. They were similar to this:
Actually I am really liking this photo as well. LOL back to the story though, after 5 years I replaced the masks with photos of me and my family. I am tired of them now too s0 I won’t have photos of family on the wall anymore. I will display them some other way. Now the frames will be used for my new decorating scheme.
In the foyer I have a slatted wood ceiling so I am going to paint it white (semi gloss) and the trim white.
I haven’t decided on the light fixture at this time. Oh I do plan on changing it because that’s the first thing you see when you enter… all I know for sure is that I hate that light fixture in there now. I purchased it way back when and it was far better than the crap that was in there before. Now I want something nice. I am trying to make every room go from drab to fab!!!
This cut design works PERFECTLY with my door but I am NOT spending over $100 on a friggin light!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO …and that’s final!
If anyone see this or something similar for cheap…let me know please…
I am interested in knowing how you have your main entryway decorated. What is the feel, what colors did you use? What do you think I need to think about in this room?
If you have a photo online of your foyer please feel free to post it in your comment, if you like. Feel free to comment in any case.