Friday, May 29, 2009

D.I.Y.





I have a very small and dark hallway at the entrance to my home which needed a bit of a lift. The goal was to create an inviting space as you entered the house, without taking up too much room. I wanted to do so using existing furniture and on a pretty tight budget. 

The drawers were originally purchased in the 90s and had a distinct Balinese vibe going on. I used to hide them in the study and keep my CD collection (another relic of the 90s) in them. I painted the draws in a matt white and used my collection of odd handles to complete the look. The chair was bought for me by my friend Dana, from The Mill in Daylesford. It originally had a bright velvet green seat which I recovered in an Amy Butler fabric - Midwest Modern. 

The mirror colour was inspired by a post on  Absolutely Beautiful Things that Anna did awhile back. She included a stunning aqua mirror in her friend Jody's house, which I loved. To finish the look off I picked some roses from my sister's beautiful garden on the way home from work yesterday. Overall, I'm loving my new entrance/tiny foyer and it cost me around $50 to do it.

6 comments:

renata79 said...

Oh I love it, it looks so beautiful. Well done. I am loving aqua at the moment. I wish the weather was warmer I would come and visit :)

renata79 said...

Oh I love it, it looks so beautiful. Well done. I am loving aqua at the moment. I wish the weather was warmer I would come and visit :)

Jackie said...

So pretty! And for only $50? Great job!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

The white and mint green is beautiful, so soft and elegant. Lovely work!!!

Mrs C said...

It looks gorgeous! Amazing what can be done on such a small budget!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Just love the chair and your gorgeous display on the drawers! Tracey xx