Thursday, October 16, 2014

Decorating our Foyer

I've had so much fun with our foyer.  I can't believe I actually have a foyer and a staircase! I'm still working on decorating it. I've already changed it around multiple times trying to figure out what I like and don't like, but as of now this is what it looks like.

My husband's grandmother gave us this table.  I love the size and shape of it.  It really feels perfect for this space.  I love filling our home with pieces that have been passed down and have special meaning.

I'm still trying to decide how to refinish the table so it will coordinate better with the current woodwork throughout the farmhouse.  I'm thinking I will sand it down and stain it to match the staircase, but I may paint it white and give it a distressed look.  It's staying as is until I'm 100% sure what I want to do.  If you have a suggestion, please share it with me!

I've owned the lamp bases for a long time, but the two new shades I recently found at Lowe's give them a completely fresh and new look.  I finished styling the table with books, a glass vase, a framed photo (which I brought down from the bathroom, I found a different one to go in there!) and a little rustic carousel I found at TJ Maxx.  I'm not really sure what it is, but I loved it and had to have it!  I finished things off with a basket filled with a blanket and a couple of throw pillows.

The mirror was hanging in our previous master bedroom, and the ceiling light fixture is a recent DIY project my husband helped me with.  I will have to share the details of that project soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a BLESSED day!


  1. I, too, love having pieces from our families to live with in our home. Your foyer styling is just lovely. Since you are thinking about changing the finish of your table have you considered painting it a fun color? Our daughter gave us a teal buffet for our hall type foyer and every time we come into our home it just makes me happy and smile. It is such a fun start to our home--we have had white and black painted pieces here and there but never color. Styling it is no problem as everything seems to just look better on it with a color background. We now have pieces spread throughout our home painted fun and interesting. Not over done--just a pop here and there to coordinate. I always used color just in paint and accessories before. Try a new color of this table--it's only paint and easy to redo. Looking forward to see more of what you are doing in your farmhouse!

    1. Nice idea Sandy! Thank you! I will have to look at some paint samples and see what I can find.