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…
First up, we have the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 Bronze spray paint. 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 : )