Up until three days ago, we had the most unimpressionable front entryway. Which is sad, because I think that the first glimpse of your house should set the tone for the rest of the house.
Everything there was free, so there was that. But it was getting old having to creating towering piles of stuff to go out the door in the mornings, and I was going to lose my mind over the crappy lampshade that we had on that light. So, the day that I found our new painting, I found a gorgeous dresser that caught my eye from the road.
Instantly I knew that it would fit perfectly in our entryway, and it had added storage (such a bonus when you live somewhere that requires extreme amounts of warm accessories).
She was in pretty rough shape on the outside, but her bones were gorgeous. I’m talking a solid oak dresser for $10. I love where I live. Use your imagination to fill the places where I’d show you pictures of it all sanded down and primed. Figure you know what that looks like by now. I decided that I really wanted to put a minty green on it, and then realized that I had 1) no mint green paint, and 2) no time to run to Home Depot.
So I made my own, using Valspar’s Stoney Point, and Behr’s Pineapple Soda, Peacock, and Ultra White. I love when stuff like that works out. After hemming and hawing on the knobs (have you seen Hobby Lobby’s selection!?), I decided to just spray paint the existing knobs gold using Rustoleum’s Pure Gold.
Pinterest said it was okay.
While I was letting it cure, I decided to add some more art to the wall that faces the front door, and used a piece that used to hang over the TV. Recycling, yo.
She’s so pretty now! And seriously, I love the storage. I found of bunch of containers at the Target Dollar Spot that fit perfectly in the drawers.
And I love that I’m able to reuse the art that hung in the living room. I seriously love that picture.
Those gold knobs? Love them. Maybe down the road I’ll change them out, but for now, they’re my jam.
Oh, and that lamp is from Tarjay. It’s not what I would have originally picked for the dresser, but it gives off so much light!
Stopping at the garage sale may have been the best decision I made that week.
Best part? It sticks out half as far as the circle table did. No more smacking the table when the door opens! I’m easily pleased.
Sidenote: it is 90 degrees with approximately 90% humidity. I am literally melting. And our family reunion starts tomorrow. It’s gonna be a hot one.
This is the worst ending to a blog post ever. Amen, the end.