5.05.2010

Sometimes you just need a little rearranging

In my effort to get rid of non-essential "stuff", I did a little rearranging in my foyer yesterday.  

Here's what it looked like BEFORE...

I look at this now and think "dustbunnies".  There's a LOT going on with this arrangement and it hurts. my. eyes...

Here is the simple, elegant AFTER...

This chest used to be in my dining room but it was hidden by the massive dining table.  Now it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door.  All items in the tablescape were things I already had, so this was a FREE makeover!



I need your opinion.  I had to put the turquoise garden stool in front of the left side of the chest. Why?  There is a crack in the glass and I have no idea how to fix it since the mirror is made of antiqued glass instead of regular.  

So, do you like the lantern on top of the stool?


Or the big ball?





This mirror was on the wall the chest is on now.  I like it here in the nook under the stairs.  I took all the driftwood off the tops of my kitchen cabinets.  This is just part of my driftwood collection in a tall basket.  I like the "sculptural" effect.  See that air vent peaking out from behind the arrangement?  Why oh why would a builder put a return air vent in a spot where EVERYONE can see it?!  This arrangement covers it pretty nicely.

I used another piece of driftwood on top of the dining room table...


So that's my little makeover.  It took me about an hour using items I already had, which makes me a happy girl and my husband pleased as punch that I didn't spend any money!

I'm linking up to:

The Penny Pinching Party at Thrifty Home!
Spotlight Yourself at Its So Very Cheri!
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch!
Show Off Your Stuff at Fireflies & Jellybeans!



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23 comments:

De Javu Crafts said...

it looks so cute, did you make the big ball!
stop by some time dejavucrafts.blogspot.com

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I like the lantern better. And love your driftwood!! We have a return air vent in like the exact same spot. I hate it!!

Ashley Bray said...

I like the lantern on the stool, on the table it conflicts with the lamp that is very similar.
Great Job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You did a good job. I like the new look for the tabletop. :)

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I like the lantern on the stool... and love that big mirror!

Linda said...

Oh it looks so good. Much more restful to the eyes. I like the lantern better also, I think it's the height that works.

Michelle said...

Wow! It looks great! I like the lantern on the stool better. :o)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Love the new look. What is that picture in the before picture that looks like lighted dandelions?

I like the ball on the chest better than the lantern. So, I guess I like the lantern best on the stool...but, I might like a big shell or piece of coral better...not that you asked:)

Aimee said...

I like the lantern on the stool better because the lantern conflicts with the lamp. However, is there something else you can put on the stool? With the lantern there it makes the stool look out of place.

Everything looks fantastic.

alanna rose said...

Great job!
I like the ball on top of the chest, but I'm not sure about the lantern, would it look strange sitting next to the stool?

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Much better Kindall! I love the clean look.

Tracy said...

I like the lantern better. But then again I am lucky to have the right season's displayed at the right time LOL

Nancy said...

Ahhh, I love a makeover that is free! You are right, the new arrangement is more pleasing to the eye. Sometimes we just need to remove things and start over. Great job! And I vote for the lantern.

Nancy

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I'm your newest friend from the blog hop! I thought the before photo was gorgeous...but, WOW, I love the after shot!!! It's stunning! Great job! So glad to have found you!
Beth
http://www.rubysupcycledesigns.com

erica at decorica said...

I have that leaning mirror and I love it. Your ceramic stool is a beautiful color blue - love it. Cute blog - I'm a new follower :)
-Erica

bj said...

Yes...I love this new look.
Good job.

Allison Shops said...

I've been moving things around too - must be spring! Dropping by from BNOTP, link #1.

Allison
Atticmag

Cathy said...

Ther must be something in the air! I spent the day doing the same thing!

I love your new arrangement! The mirrored chest is stunning and the garden stool is the perfect pop of color...LOVE IT!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Melanie said...

I think that it looks great! Sleek and clean. You can't go wrong with that:)

Bonnie said...

It all looks great! I stumbled upon your blog from Fireflies and Jellybeans. I like the natural accents!

Kansas Amy said...

It's all beautiful. I like the before AND after. Great job, and thank you for sharing!

Miss Merry said...

What a lovely chest. It is just gorgeous. Your decorating enhances it's natural beauty.

Fawnda said...

It looks fabulous! Grat job! : )

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