The Budget Entry Upgrade Reveal!

    

My entry has been in need of a makeover for quite some time now.  Sometimes when you move from one home to another, the furnishing from the previous home don't work quite as well in the new home.  However, we typically make them work, at least temporarily, never really loving them. That was certainly the case with this dated wrought iron bench.  I finally said goodbye to it at my recent yard sale. 
 
 
I had my mind fixed on a more updated entry that included seating and storage.  I blogged about my plan on my Updating the Entry post.
 
It all started with the awesome storage ottomans I mentioned last week that I found, of all places, Wal-Mart, A Surprising Source for home décor.  Then, I was so pleased with my previous hack of the Ikea Vittsjo nesting tables last year, that I decided the line's laptop desk would be the perfect addition. 
 
 
A quick spray with my favorite gold spray paint, and instantly I had a much classier entry.
 
 
As it would happen, those ottomans from Wal-Mart were waaaaaaaaaaaaay nicer than I thought they'd be.  The description said they were cream and brown, but up close, they're really more taupe and brown.  Lucky for me, I happen to like that even better.
 
 
 They are the perfect spot for storing my winter weather accessories....
 
 
With the ottomans and console in place, I moved on to accessories.  I picked up this horse statue for $3 a month or so ago at the Metrolina Expo.  I figured it was a perfect candidate for a little spray painting project and the price was right.
 
 
Then I recalled that I purchased this framed red ribbon (from Target) at Goodwill a while back, but never could figure out what to do with it.  A horse red ribbon, a gold horse statue; Hello equestrian theme.

 
Not that I've ever actually been on a horse, but it sure makes for a cute vignette. Lol!  Combined with my newly stenciled wall, I love the result. 
 
 
 
At $150, I think I did pretty darn well.  Now all I need is a new runner.
 
 
  And so it continues....
 
Source List
Kirkland's- Lamp
Ikea - Desk/Console
Wal-Mart - Storage Ottomans
 
 

 

 

14 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Sandra said... Reply To This Comment

First, THANK YOU SO MUCH for sourcing those ottomans on instagram! I love your new entry way! Love it so much I ordered the ottomans. I have the vittsjo ikea bookshelf and I am seriously considering spraying it gold.

Second, I was laughing at your "never been on a horse" comment. You are too funny.

Thanks again for the inspiration. :)

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice! I love the ottomans. I went on the Walmart site and absolutely fell in love with a headboard for my guest room. Thanks for the tip.

Jennifer (Pure and Simple Organizing) said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE the look!! The desk is perfect. The gold spray idea is brilliant. The lamp is gorgeous!

Well done for $150. :)

Cheryl Luckett said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks ladies. Yeah, the Wal-Mart finds surprised me too. You just never know.

Erin and Laura House Envy said... Reply To This Comment

Love that desk! It looks great in gold!! Love the styling too. Great updates

Laura
House Envy

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Me likey!!!

Emily A. Clark said... Reply To This Comment

I really like the changes. Those ottomans from Wal-Mart are sharp. And, this post reminds me I need to go to Metrolina Expo again soon :)

Emily said... Reply To This Comment

I love your ottomans and they fit just perfectly under your desk. I will have to look at Walmart! It all looks very nice together! Is your mirror from Target?

Vel Criste said... Reply To This Comment

Looks wonderful Cheryl! Saw this at Emily's blog, love the gold console and the ottoman!!!! Great job dear!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great!

Cheryl Luckett said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Emily! I did a post recently on some other great finds at Walmart. Ch=
eck it out! http://www.dwellbycheryl.com/2013/09/a-suprising-source.html?m=3D=
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The mirror may be Target, but I scored it at Goodwill.Thanks Emily! I did a post recently on some other great finds at Walmart. Ch=
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The mirror may be Target, but I scored it at Goodwill.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh! what an amazing transformation for $150. looks amazing congrats to you! may have to blog about those walmart ottomans -- credit given to you of course!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you for sharing that great find from Walmart! I love the cubes and they are perfect for a room I'm helping my friend finish. We already ordered them! Your new table and cubes look great in your entry!!

SHERRY HART said... Reply To This Comment

Holy crap...those ottomans are everything and more! Love your new entry!

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