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.
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....
Ikea - Desk/Console
Wal-Mart - Storage Ottomans