Monday, April 22, 2013

mom's entry update...


Remember I suggested to my favorite client (my mom) that her big faux fig needed to go,
 and we could give her entry a simple update. Perfect timing, my sweet friend had a secretary
 desk she no longer wanted and it was exactly what this little corner of their entry needed.
Not only is it the perfect size, but it's a beautiful piece to display some sentimental souvenirs.
I took your advice from the vote and left the original stained finish.

BEFORE


AFTER 


We chose a light color as a backdrop to highlight her collection from their travels,
 by painting a piece of foam core in Behr's Jamaica Bay.




I should have opened the door so you could see the color better, trust me it's pretty!
We're still on a mission for a piece of art for the wall above.



Thank you again for all of your opinions and especially to my dear friend, Lori!
It was just what this corner needed to spiff it up.

Tomorrow my Craigslist secretary reveal, I can't wait to show you!


33 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love the inside in that color!

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a perfect little nook for such a pretty piece of furniture!
That color looks fabulous inside :)
Can't wait to see the CL secretary
Hugs,
Suzan

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Looks great. So glad you left it the way it came with its original color. TFS. ana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! the light color inside really helps the detailed shape of the doors show!

uniquelyyoursormine.com said...

It's very pretty, great choices! I'm sure your mom loves it! - Susan

Julia Konya said...

It's perfect. I love the color of the wood and the inside color of the upper cabinet. Beautiful!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

It looks just perfect in that spot and the accessorizing looks great Pam and the best part, you didn't even have to pull out the paint brush (except for the foam core)...

June Pope said...

Such a classy entryway! Great touches! I bet your mom is proud.

Nancy said...

That is such a beautiful piece, and perfect finish for it. Love the wood with the interior paint. Great job Pam. Beautifully and simply styled. I bet your mom was brought to tears. Just lovely!
Xo Nanc
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My Little Bungalow said...

Pam, the secretary looks perfect in that spot! Nice color inside!
Claudia

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Beautiful change, I love how you styled it!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's ideal! Perfect for the space and perfect finish...
Somehow I missed the "vote"! OOPS

Cathy Wall said...

Just gorgeous and perfect left in it's original stain with the painted foam core inside. Much better than the faux fig!!!! And the styling? As always, perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It just works perfectly in this spot, Pam! Your Mom must love the new look it brings to this corner.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It looks beautiful Pam! I just noticed that it doesn't have drawers on the bottom, the legs are so pretty and lighten up that corner. And your idea to paint foam core for back panels is so smart and easy to change out!! I have to do that!

Donnamae said...

It's perfect there! You did a great job of styling too! ;)

Gypsy Heart said...

Love the foam color ~ looks beautiful! Perfect piece for the perfect space.

xo
Pat

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Lovely! I'm sure your mom is thrilled. The color on the inside is a perfect choice-makes me want to be at the beach on this cold, dreary day! Can't wait to see yours tomorrow!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Hi Pam, so nice that you created such a pretty new look for your mother! The foam core is clever and the color softens the piece and updates it.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love all shades of blue. This was so sweet of you, and your mom is lucky. It looks great.

Monica said...

Great secretary desk and wonderful look for the area!!

Arvada said...

What a beautiful home for it! The blue is such a pretty color. Thank you!

Vel Criste said...

It looks much better Pam, and I love the color you chose! Can't wait to see your secretary!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

It looks great, Pam, and just perfect for that little nook!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It looks like it was made for that space! Well done!

Danielle said...

You've created a perfect little spot in your mom's house. Love it! Also, love that blue. x

Dana Frieling said...

I love how it highlights the blue in her vase. I bet your mom loves having your help!

Leslie said...

Stunning Pam !! Your color choices are perfect. Gorgeous!

xxl

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I am sure your mother is thrilled,Pam! Great idea to add a backdrop of color to highlight what look like some gorgeous pieces.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just stunning Pam....and you created the perfect vignette as always!
Have a great week in spite of the snow!

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

We love everything about this - that your favorite client is your mom, that you used a rescued piece of furniture from your friend and the paint color you chose as a backdrop! You never cease to amaze us!

xoxo,
Meredith & Gwyneth

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Looks great Pam....your mom must love it!

SHERRY HART said...

Beautiful and styled to perfection!

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