March 19, 2012

Entryway/front hall progress

Okay, so y'all were so extremely helpful with advice on my skirted table options for our front entry way.
I really loved the option of adding the navy trim but I just couldn't get on board with the look.
Too busy.
Wasn't feeling it with the rug.
Really wasn't feeling the styling on top either.
So I decided to scrap it and change tables altogether.
What do you think?

I'll start:
Too dark

Still too much crap below

The water rings on the top right are always visible no matter how hard I try to hide them so I started painting it white (as seen in the second picture). 

I'm thinking about leaving the bottom half dark and adding some gorgeous gold pulls.


{And yes, I did paint that painting as well.}
All of your encouraging words on here and a few new requests for commissioned pieces have really got my creativity kicked in high gear!

 Oh and for those that don't feel like going back to the original post to see the before shot, here you go!


21 comments:

  1. It looks so much better! I'm not a huge fan of skirted tables anyways. Where is the art from, did you paint? Really loving it!

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  2. I think it would look great with some big brass pulls.

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  3. It looks very sleek now! Love all the pink! We actually have that same brown table in our entry way! Some friends gave it to us when we first got married :) I have alot of trouble stying it too - the lack of space makes it really hard - love that you painted the top white - it definitely lightens it up!!

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  4. Love the new table! I think the bottom might just need a slightly taller basket so the clothes won't overflow as much? And I've seen rainboots styled by putting them on a tray, so it looks like they have a home. I don't know how that would look if it would add to the busyness but maybe something to try?

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  5. Just posted about finding the perfect gray, so I have to ask...what color is on your walls? So pretty! Can't get over the painting, you did that?! It's very cool and also the pink Hunter boots...super duper cute!

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  6. I can't decide if I like the print, the tray, or the pink hunter boots the most. Just gorgeous!!!

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  7. Liking it much better, and that painting is incredible honey. You are seriously talented!!

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  8. It looks so much better. Great job on the painting.

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  9. Love the painting! And yes brass pulls would finish it right up!

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  10. I like it, could you hang a cute coat rack? I think it's coming along great!

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  11. I think it looks wonderful! Love your painting and the boots, too.

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  12. Anthro sea green crystal pulls once it's all white?

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  13. That painting!!! You just blow me away. Period. Loving the table painted white.

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  14. Looks great! It looks "real" yet still put together and stylish. I'm also wondering--what color are your walls? I'm regretting my fall decision to go all white. 3 kids= lots of dirt, only a few months in. Yikes.

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  15. I love the "after" and that painting is beautiful. The gold frame against the grey walls; perfection!

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  16. The painting is definitely amazing! I agree that it looks much better without the skirt! I would try to get another basket, and deeper, that way you can store more things without overflowing. I second the tray to put the hunter boots on. If you put them next to the table, the can look stylish on a tray with rocks or something like that. Great job so far!

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  17. Love the painting!!! Gorgeous!!! Love the gold frame too!

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  18. Ummm you are the bomb.com. offically. crazy in love with your painting!

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  19. It looks wonderful and my favorite thing is your artwork...love it!

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  20. Just an idea: get some cheap-o ottomans that hold storage and re-cover them in some fun fabric. I think there is directions for it on Pinterest. Love your blog, stalk it daily!

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  21. Love your painting- the scale is perfect for that spot. Painting the table top white is great- it ties into the painting. Perhaps one large basket under the table and your Hunter boots in a tray to the left of the table.
    fantastic, so chic!
    -linda,ny

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