My old entryway was getting on my nerves.
I am leaning towards a less cluttered look in every room in my home and this area wasn't cutting it. That shelf was always overflowing and the basket was bursting at the seems! I decided I needed to switch it up a little and I did it using things from around the house, my garage thrift store supply stash and a new lamp from Lamps.com
I pulled the shelf off the wall, find that tutorial here. Then I spackled and painted and took out everything but the table. I still really like that thrift store redo so it was a good place to begin. You can see the table before and after here.
Then I went off to Lamps.com to find the PERFECT table lamp. The previous lamp was too small and I needed something bigger to anchor the space. It was a difficult decision! Here are a few of my favorites:
The Clear HGTV Table Lamp with that awesome cork shade!
and The Spot Light Table Lamp is just the coolest lamp I have seen in a while!
I finally decided on the Bronze Lincoln Tablelamp and I am totally in love with it.
It is a rustic black/bronze finish and the shade is a textured linen. It really is amazing!
Then, I took out that big basket and switched it with the crates I had originally made for my kids toys in the family room, well before I rearranged that whole room too anyway. They work perfectly for their shoes. Each kid has his own basket and we have no searching for lost shoes when we are running out the door to school. You can read about how I turned new wooden crates into rustic rolling storage here.
Then I added a few pieces to the wall. As I said all of these items are from my stash and didn't cost anything!
This area looks better, works better, and feels better to me. As soon as I finished this I turned around into my living room and was disgusted and started pulling that place apart too. It also got a "free" makeover with old paint and items from around the house. I will share that transformation next week!
Now, would any of you like to win your won lamp from Lamps.com? That's what I thought...
Choose any lamp you like valued up to $125!!!!
There are a few ways to enter and the contest will be open until January 14, 2014.
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