Sprucing Up Our Nest

One of our recent house projects has been a re-do of our foyer. We painted it a beautiful soothing grey (It took WAY longer than we planned because of the condition of the walls--but then doesn't everything home-related?) Lance did an AH-Mazing job and I promise to post more pictures of the Foyer once we finish hanging everything on the walls!

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, 

Magical Indeed. 
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.
 I do. I really do. I am a firm believer in "a little bit of the real stuff" is so much better!
This little wooden sign is green and yellow and matches my kitchen perfectly.
 (Note to self: clean windows would match even better.)

Ahhh! this little one was a gift our sweet friends who still live there and have (since we left) given birth to the most adorable Red headed baby boy. We love them! And I will always treasure this sign! Although, I must say, I have recently come to the realization that Home is where you are. Period.
 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!!!

And... our other little souvenir from NC, Curtains for our Kitchen!!
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!


a girl and her love said...

I love it all! Especially the WF sign... I appreciate that for you... and I appreciate even more your sentiments on contentment. right there with you.

And I promise to show you my wreath too :) I love it.

The White Family said...

I think you should use the original handle for the table and paint it the same orange color (or as close as you can get in spray paint) as the lamp! If you can't find a spray paint that is close, you could match it with paint swatches and then just buy a $3 paint sample and use it to paint the handle.

Tara said...

Such wonderful touches to your home! I just spray painted some pulls for the girls room and went with a black/venesian bronze... I love the way they turned out and think that would be a great color with your table!