Our Entryway - in progress

entryway update, hallway update Oh, the entryway.  It's the first impression you make when someone steps into your home and we felt this space did not reflect us at all.  So we decided to take it from dark and dreary grey to bright white.  Here's somewhat of a before photo which was taken by David right before he started painting.  Not great before shots but hopefully you get the idea:

entryway before photo

So blah and so boring. That vertical wall mirror is to the left upon entering, tucked into a space about 12" deep and 54" wide.  Just a mirror smack dab in the middle of a wall, oh and some branches in a white vase.  Not very exciting or functional.

So I had the idea of creating a console table deep and wide enough to fit this space.  Then I remembered I had scored this reclaimed wood shelf last summer and it just so happened to fit perfectly!  All I wanted was something simple and preferably metal/industrial legs.

rustic console table

I'm pretty sure these are Ikea legs but to change it up a bit, we (meaning my Dad) took a torch to the metal legs which peeled off the paint and gave it a more industrial look.  Because the more beat up it looks, the better right?  The legs were found at a thrift store for $10.

rustic console table

I kind of love the look of paint peeling off metal, it's such an interesting texture. I found the octagon mirror in my parents basement, and we hung our antlers over top which I LOVE. We've had them sitting on our dining table but I think it looks even better over the mirror.

loveonsunday, entryway And my thrifted kilim rug was an amazing $10 find!  It adds some much needed colour to the space.  And I just love the pattern.

loveonsunday, entryway

I love picking up art from all the places I've been to.  This colourful mask was from our trip to Costa Rica.

loveonsunday, entryway

And this beautiful white jar was was a special gift from some co-workers.  It's from West Elm...they know me so well :)

loveonsunday, entryway

loveonsunday, entryway

loveonsunday entryway

A custom console table for less than $20...I'd say that's pretty good, don't you think?

 

I Love Rug.

thrifted rug First off, I just want to thank everyone who commented on my last post.  Whether you left a comment on here or via Instagram or Twitter, your kinds words mean a lot.  So thank you!

If you've been following me on Instagram, you might have seen this beauty.  My Mom, the serial thrifted did it AGAIN.  She's on another level with this thrifting gig.  All I have to do is mention what I'm looking for and miraculously she finds it.  Awesome.

thrifted rug

And when I say gig, I don't mean she works at a Thrift Store.  She just shops at them like it's her job.  I mentioned I was looking for a runner to put in our entryway.  We recently re-painted and added a console table (photos coming soon) and I wanted to add some colour via a bright rug.  What I really wanted was a kilim rug but could not find one within budget.  She found this for $10 at the thrift store.

runner

Now it looks to be handmade because the fringe doesn't appear to be sewn onto the rug and the patterns aren't exactly symmetrical which makes me think someone did this by hand.  It also feels like wool which is super durable so very happy about that.  It definitely feels like high quality but my knowledge of rugs is very limited.  I did a little google search and some reading to see where these types of patterns originate from but no luck.  If you have ANY CLUE whatsoever, please let me know.

thrifted rug

I mean, check out the patterns...so in love.  And here's how it looks in our entry way:

thrifted rug

Have you made any rug purchases lately?