And then there was this little unwanted night stand I procured from family-- the little drawer made it perfect for a foyer table!
So I started sanding... and sanding. And sanding. And I did end up priming the piece even though I failed to snap a photo of that.
Before.. or rather, during.
Then came the paint. Valspar's Golden Spell at Lowe's. There was actually a slightly different shade I wanted but Lucy put her 3-year old foot down once she heard the name of this color, she said it sounded "More Magical!!" So, we went with Golden Spell and I really love it. I had trouble finding a handle to fit, as in I went to Lowe's THREE different times with a tape measure and the measurements, but each one I chose was either too big or too small. So, I'm considering taking the original handle and spray painting it. But what color? Should it be yellow to match? (I know you all have tons of time out of your day to ponder this silly little question. Ha!) So without further ado,
I posted the *Ginormous* size because I Love it.
My "New" Wreath
I bought this large Oval grapevine wreath because I loved the different shape and had intentions of making a fall wreath... in 2011!!!! Since then, I have done the extent of attaching a Red and Green Plaid bow at Christmas and taking it off the rest of the year. Sad. So a few weekends ago when a lifelong friend who is practically my sister came to visit for the weekend, she helped me do this wreath. And when I say she helped me, I mean she did it. While I watched her and fixed us sweet tea in Mason Jars... And I oohed and aahed. And every time she said, "Do you want it like this?" "Or like this?" I said, "ummm... whatever you think, I trust you." I knew I wanted the chevron bow. It's Chevron Burlap. Love. (One of these days when Burlap goes out of style, I'm going to be out of luck. I loved it way before it was chic and it. is. everywhere.) Have I mentioned I love this wreath? Not as much as the amazing girl who made it all happen, but almost. I smile every time I pull in the driveway.
A few other little newer touches in our home: On a recent weekend trip to Wake Forest, where we as a family began, I picked up a few little cute souvenirs.
This little wooden sign is green and yellow and matches my kitchen perfectly.
(Note to self: clean windows would match even better.)
It's a beautiful thing in the life of this girl. God has been doing great things in our hearts
and we are SO thankful!!!
The photo is a bit dark but I'm so happy with the way they turned out.
So.. here are the details should you want to replicate (or completely avoid at all costs) our look.
Foyer Wall Paint: Valspar Grey Tempest
Foyer Table: Family Cast-off
Table Paint: Valspar Golden Spell
Orange Lamp with Burlap Shade: Hobby Lobby
(whose lamps are great but WAY overpriced unless you go on the weeks they are half off!)
Grapevine Wreath, Chevron Burlap and Flowers: Hobby Lobby
(The wreath was maybe $5.00 regular price? I love their wreaths.)
Signs: Old Magnolia Trading Company and Cotton Company in Wake Forest, NC
(Both stores are amazing for unique gifts!)
Floral Kativa Curtains: World Market-- They were 50% off so snatch them up if you want them!