*Let me just preface this entry by saying that I am currently sitting on my couch watching the MTV VMA’s and eating cold pork fried rice. I’ve been out with the fire department all day and I’m exhausted. Don’t judge me. (And while we’re on the topic, WTF is Nicki Minaj wearing? And why do I care? But Adeles voice is inspiring…)*
Our entry way was having some serious depression issues. And by depression, I mean mine. It was tiny, ugly and dark.
I was SO not having any of that. We got the lamps from the Fireman’s aunt, but they were in desperate need of some paint. Crying for it, actually. So I decided to do something about it.
See what I mean? So I ran (okay, it was less of a run and more of a 45 minute drive) to Home Depot and picked up a can of Rustoleum Hammered Nickel Spray Paint. I’m totally in love. I did a few thin coats on the lamps to spruce them up…but let me warn you, when they say that you have to lightly sand the metal…you REALLY have to lightly sand the metal. Listen to the directions. I learned my lesson when the paint started pooling and bubbling. Not cool. After the paint dried, I was left with a nice level color…
It makes the lamps look sooooo much better. They still need new lampshades desperately, but that’s going to have to wait. For now I’ll have to settle for a yellowish lighting scheme (*shudder*).
After my newish lamps were finished, I dragged my bedside table into the entry and put an old drink container (for holding change for the laundromat) and a great wooden box I scooped up awhile ago.
I got tired of seeing all the mail jumbled together though, so I stopped at Walmart and picked up a small paper organizer that fits perfectly inside of it. (“Stopped at Walmart…” I love how I still use the old euphemisms that used to work when I actually lived 2 miles from a Walmart and not 20 miles from one…)
I got this sunburst mirror from the Family Dollar (of all places…) about a year ago for $10. I didn’t think that it would hold up, but it has beyond my wildest dreams. I absolutely love how it classes up our dreary little entry.