26 October 2010
The Foyer Gets a Makeover
This fall, I finished up the pillows and then let my decorating bug carry me into the foyer. Previously, I had a dark burnished frame around the mirror, a black parsons bench, and a dark floral rug. I wasn't really into the look anymore, but had no real budget to work with.
On a whim, I asked Pops take the mirror down for me and I attacked it with some gold spray paint we already had. Don't get too perfect with the paint. I let the coats be slightly uneven in coverage so it would look a little less ... spray-painty. Start to finish? 15 minutes. I'm serious.
Next, I primed the bench and gave it a coat of Sherwin-Williams "Modern Gray - #7632." I am smitten with this gray. Such a soft, mellow gray. Once dry (I used a foam roller for the body and foam brush for the nooks ... super fast!), toss on a throw and pillow.
Finally, up came the ol' granny rug and down went a simple sisal floor runner, and then ribboned on an old wreath over top of the mirror.
The only thing purchased was paint and the rug. Total cost? About $35 dollars. Booyah.