Foyer + Hallway Stuff We Bought


Today, we’re back with an update on the foyer progress! Since our chat with Sabrina, we’ve been able to find the essential “base pieces” we needed. We still have a few more things to find this week, but here’s where we are now…

Foyer Table / 7th House on the Left

First up, we have theΒ Distressed Metal Sofa Table from Target. I’ve been eyeing this table for months. Before we got it in, our plan was to replace the glass tops with reclaimed wood planks, but when we put the table together, we liked the glass tops a lot more than we thought we would. On top of that, Sabrina suggested that we mix glass and reflective surfaces with natural elements, so, we decided to run with it.

Foyer Table / 7th House on the Left

The table size looks like it was made for the wall. It’s the perfect size and depth. I’m super anxious to dress it up with a lamp, a few books and other pretty things. We might also re-finish the frame of the table with some RustOleum Hammered Spray Paint to give it a more even finish and a less “distressed” look. That said, we’re going to wait on that until everything else is put into place.

Foyer Mirror / 7th House on the Left

Next, we have a mirror we picked up a while back (this one from Lowe’s). It’s so heavy, so Greg used drywall anchors when he hung this bad boy.

Foyer Mirror Detail / 7th House on the Left

The bronze color with black undertones ties in well with the table without being “matchy matchy”. The frame is made out of wood, but totally looks like weathered metal in person. We’ve only had it hung for a few days, and everyone that has seen it wants to marry it.

18" x 18" Target Gallery Frames / 7th House on the Left

Sabrina suggested we hang some large wall art on the wall across from the front door. Rather than going with one big piece, we picked up three 18″ x 18″ gallery frames. Hanging them together will have the same impact of one large piece of art. Our plan is to fill them with old black and white family photos.Β There’s a super cute photo of my great grandparents just after they got married (my great grandma was just 15!) that I’ve been dying to put somewhere in the house.

Foyer Progress / 7th House on the Left

Knowing the silver frames weren’t going to show up very well against the gray wall, we spray painted them with a few coats of Oil Rubbed BronzeΒ spray paint.Β Now they tie in nicely with the table and the mirror.

So, yeah, at this point, everything is the same color. Keep in mind this is just the “base” of the space. Color is on the horizon, I promise. A fun lamp shade, a few colorful books, a knick knack or two, and we’ll be in business. As for what’s up next on the to-do list…

  • Find a table lamp. Preferably one made with natural materials.
  • Find a rug. That’s the right size!
  • To paint or not to paint? Lighter shade of gray?
  • Accessorize! Using color.
  • Print photos for the frames. Call Grandma : )

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    April 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Love it so far!!! Don’t re-paint. Looks great!
    Keep going. We want more……

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    Tara W
    April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Can’t wait to see it “done, done”:) No doubt it will look as awesome as your projects always do! I’ve seen this table on the Target website, but it never really caught my eye. I’ll definitely have to revisit it! It looks great!

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    Christina @ Homemade Ocean
    April 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    ADORE that table! Can’t wait to see more πŸ™‚

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    Christina @ Homemade Ocean
    April 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    AND HEY! Your header is backwards πŸ™‚

    Happy April Fools!!!

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    April 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I am loving that wall color! I might have to steal it. I am looking for the perfect shade of grey for our living room and a lighter shade for the hallways.

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    sarah m. dorsey
    April 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Love everything! Great start! πŸ™‚

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    April 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Love those frames! It’s looking so sophisticated already.

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    April 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I have the cube coffee tables that match your console table. I didn’t love the distressed look (it looked more only-partly-finished to me) so I repainted mine as well. I used a bronzy paint and a dry brush, and they turned out awesome. Love what you’ve done so far!

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    RENA L.
    April 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    You have such a wonderful foyer space! Not many people do. Will be checking back for the big reveal:) Love your jumping off point.

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    Kate @ Magic City Thistle
    April 2, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Oooh, I love your table. Pottery Barn have one just like it for 4x the price – you got a great deal! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

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    April 2, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love seeing you take this project from start to finish. I get so intimidated by final/styled images—this helps gives me an extra dose of courage!

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    April 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love the painted frames! I can’t wait to see how they look once filled. I love your idea of using old family photos. What a fresh way to display them!

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    Lonnie Thaler @ nuwaveovencritic
    April 2, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love everything! It looks awesome! You made it very simple and elegant. Very pleasing to the eyes. I think I have to borrow your style. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
    April 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Love how it’s coming along so far! I’m definitely part of the “I want to marry your mirror” crew! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see the final reveal– I know it will be awesome!!

    ~Abby =)

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    April 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Love how this is coming along, and how you share little things like changing the color of the frame. Do you have to prime it first? I’m so oblivious.

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      April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks! If you get a spray paint that has primer built in, and works on metal, then you’re good to go. Our favorite, go-to spray paint is Rustoleum’s All Purpose (with primer built in). It’s great stuff!

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    April 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    New to your blog! and…. I’M HOOKED!!! Love what you are doing in this entry way! The three 18×18 frames are awesome on the wall!

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      April 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Awesome! Thank you so much : )

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