Thursday, December 31, 2015

foyer, with a different dresser and painting

A while back I read this post and thought, "oh! I need closed storage for my foyer!' I also didn't like that the open, leggy piece showed all the lamp cords as soon as you walked in the door.

I liked the Ikea piece in the linked post, but had no desire to spend $387 on new furniture.  Over Thanksgiving I thought I would move the dining dresser into the foyer to see if having a more substantial piece with closed storage would look good, or if it would make the hallway look too crowded.

I moved it in and loved it. I didn't even move it back to its place in the dining room.  (Which is what prompted moving stuff around in the dining room.)

Every lamp in my house has crooked lampshades.  It accentuates the crookedly hung painting and jaunty Christmas Cookie Monster.

A year or two ago I would have immediately taken multiple and much better posed/cleaner/no Cookie Monster/straight lamp shade pictures. In fact, this post has been sitting in my draft folder for a month, waiting for me to take better pictures.  However, these days I just have other stuff taking up my time.  Half-assed is better than no-assed, amirite?

I hope that you have had a lovely holiday season, filled with happiness and love, and barring that, lots of hot cocoa and cookies.  


  1. With you on the photos. Ain't nobody who's blogging for fun and raising kids got that kinda time. And hope that you, too, have had a lovely holiday season. Feeling grateful that I got both happiness/love AND cocoa/sprinkles. What more does a person need than that? (Also with you on the closed storage, though that table is lovely. And thanks for pointing me to that other blog so I can spend the rest of the day having staircase envy. :-P)

    1. Our holiday season has been quite nice, thank you--lots of cookies and cocoa! I love the Making It Lovely blog; her current house and the previous one are totally droolworthy.

  2. love Cookie Monster. He looks great, there--as does the dresser. Happy New Year!

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    1. thanks Sam! I hope your holidays were calm and peaceful :-)


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