Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hall stand: before and after

Here's a closer look at the hall stand makeover as promised in yesterday's post on the painting of our entry hall. Yes, it's Dulux Domino again! I have not tired of this colour. It can look black, charcoal and navy depending on the light and I'm happy with all shades.  I also like it against the new Taubmans Mink Scorpio walls.

After sanding, applying 3 coats of paint and spraying with a lacquer, I replaced the knob on the little drawer with a black and white striped one from Provincial Living, just as I had used on the lamp table in the living room. These pieces can both been seen from the entry so it ties the spaces together nicely.

The hall table is another eBay bargain that I picked up for about $40 when we moved in last year. It needed to be narrow to fit the small space, and while the rounded corners are a little daggy in a country furniture kinda way, they are ever so helpful in avoiding bruises from sharp edges when stumbling to the toilet in the middle of the night! You have to consider these things! The mirror is great for checking that you are properly clothed as you dash out the door and the little drawer is handy for keys and little odds and end that otherwise get strewn near the front door. This leaves the surface clear for little cheerful displays to greet us and our guests as we enter. Here I've used a yellow orchid from The Flower Shed in the shade that makes my heart sing the most - yellow!


Linking to:
Thrifty Decor Chick
A Beach Cottage


  1. What a nice update! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  2. The color makes a HUGE difference. I really like your cloche decor too :)

  3. Beautiful, Ellise. I have a full length, hanging, antique mirror that this color would work great with - thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Boy, that sure made a difference!

    I have a new party (Bunny Hop)and would love if you brought that right on over to share :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

    ps I am following you.

  5. It looks lovely. Great how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  6. How awesome to see a great update on these country pieces that I see everywhere at second hand shops!

  7. That looks really pretty. Great job!




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