Hi, how is everyone doing today?
The weather has turned a lot cooler, and August feels more like October! Today, I thought I will welcome you into my summer foyer:
before I tweak it again for autumn!
Well then, please step into my foyer! It is pleasure to have you here:
The warm wall color and the black and white porcelain floor tiles in the foyer has a more Tuscan flair. The hand-hooked woolen rug contrasts nicely with the black and white tiles:
In my previous post I showed you my front porch (HERE). As soon as you walk through the front door the first thing that greets you is this mirror:
However, the mirror never started out looking like this! It is made out of a resin-like material and was an online purchase many years back. I was never too crazy about the finish on it once the order arrived, but I loved the structure, framework, and the column detailing.
I lived with it for a while until I decided to give it my own finishing touch. It was a pretty easy project to repurpose it and give a new life to it. I gave it a single coat of burnt umber on top of the existing finish followed by a coat of white gesso. Then, I distressed the surface with sandpaper, applied an antique brown glazing medium, and wiped off most of the antiquing medium with a soft rag.
A coat of clear paste wax gave it a nice sheen and finished it up beautifully, don't you think?
On the right of the front door sits a wicker planter:
A little bit of greenery livens up a dark corner of any room:
Two metal wall grilles are hung on the walls on either side of the front door:
A close-up on the metal wall grille. I love the little bird detailing in the center of the grille:
My foyer is not too big so taking pictures was a little challenging for me. On the opposite of this wall...
...sits a wrought iron and granite console table:
The distressed mirror sits right over the console table:
I picked up this granite console table from my favorite Hobby Lobby store. Sometimes, they carry beautiful accent furniture for affordable prices.
I love the scroll work on this table:
The floor to ceiling window in the foyer brings in plenty of sunshine throughout the day in an otherwise dark foyer:
and I love the view of my front patio and blue oversize pottery through this window:
The pink verbenas overflowing in the blue pot remind me so much of the Mediterranean region:
A closeup on the gorgeous blooms:
In color sketch:
I love playing with the tabletop vignette of my foyer table:
Elements of a vignette:
A concrete pot overflowing with summer thyme
A tray of canisters with an antique finish:
A wicker jug from Home Goods with a chalkboard welcome sign:
An up-cycled wine bottle candelabra
Together they harmonize each other beautifully:
When grouped together the above elements add height, texture, color, and balance to a vignette:
and makes me smile:
Playing with my camera in color sketch:
Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such lovely comments.
And, my thanks to Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage and Kathryn @ The Dedicated House for featuring my Monogrammed Moss Basket and also Terri @ A Creative Princess and Jody @ Rooted in Thyme for the Burlap Planter Bag feature.
Thank you ladies! I am honored to be a part of such wonderful inspiration in blogland. Stop by and visit their beautiful blogs and join their weekly parties for inspiring projects and ideas!
Have a beautiful week everyone!