Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Foyer

The foyer is just about complete. It may be a space I never finish before moving.  I have ideas about tweaking it but for now it's done. 
The mirror was the first purchase. I saw Kim's and fell in love with it. She was kind enough to send me the link- Home Decorators. This was my splurge.
  
Next came the dresser.
 And no, I did not paint it. I was shopping for a dresser that could be painted and stumbled on this at an antique market for a very good price. (Probably less than a "re-do" piece.)  The booth owner was there bringing in new items and just wanted to get rid of it. Lucky me.
I like the drawers left in their original stained condition.
That is why I left the rustic wood frames on the horse art prints.
The rug with the navy trellis pattern was another good deal at The Christmas Tree Shop. $40.
The rest was pulled from around the house, including these chairs from the living room and the pillows from the bedroom.
Details-

Here is the foyer when we first moved in the house.
(I wasn't blogging then so excuse the poor quality of photo.)
And now...
I have to keep a runner at the bottom of the stairs because my boys rip up and down them about 50 times a day. One good scratch taught me that. Just life.
Posting to-
 Savvy Southern Style
Mod Vintage Life
Coastal Charm

We are all fighting the flu at my house. Well, everyone but the Doc. He always gets the flu shot. I never do but might should rethink that since this is the 2nd bout I've had this winter! I'm going to crawl back in bed and will visit with everyone when I feel better.

Don't forget the Shabby Apple giveaway!
Have a great week.

39 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your foyer and dresser! I think the flu is going around. My whole family went thru it also. Hope you feel better soon!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh Glad I got the flu shot! Anyway the foyer looks so nice Tammy! I love it, and what an improvement!! Of course I love the chairs the most!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Your foyer looks fantastic! I love that mirror and that chest....what a find!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Tammy, I love your foyer, it's gorgeous. I especially love those french chairs.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Gorgeous foyer, Tammy! Love the dresser and mirror, but the chairs are my favorite!! You did a great job pulling all the elements together.

Hope you feel better!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Tammy I hope you guys are feeling better, the flu stinks!! Your entrance looks STUNNING and belongs in a magazine!! Love the changes!

Heather said...

Ooh, Tammy, your foyer is fabulous! I love that mirror! Hope that you feel better soon

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

TA-DA! Great foyer reveal, Tammy. I only wish you felt as good as it looks! All better soon, I hope...

podso said...

Excellent make over! I really like the larger rug but if I hadn't seen it would have thought the runner was good enough! What a difference! The chandelier looks so good! Hope you feel better soon.

Laura@happyroost said...

Love the new look in the foyer! I especially love the touch of equestrian. Feel better soon!

Laura
www.happyroost.blogspot.com

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh. When I saw the very first picture I thought it was a Pinterest inspiration pic. I am so impressed! You did a fabulous job. I love everything but the dresser flanked by the chairs is genius. I'm so sorry you are sick...so far all I've had is a scratchy throat. Hope I make it through without catching anything worse. Get better! If I could I would bring you some soup. :o)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sorry that you are feeling bad...GET WELL SOON my friend! Charming dresser you found and I love those chairs...the foyer is stunning Tammy.

Blessings,
Linda

Mari said...

Love the new look you gave your foyer......the dresser is just beautiful, ohhhh but those chairs are to die for fab.....

Smiles~
Mari

Loretta said...

Very nice Tammy...love love it all! Hugs!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tammy, I was looking at this on my Ipad 2 on the way home today and I love it. Love the vignette the pictures the chairs and of course the mirror. Love it all.

Faye Henry said...

It all looks wonderful, dear and I love the dresser.. I just told my husband that I need to put one in ours as I am sick of the bench in there.. Thanks... smile..
Hope you are feeling better soon..

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Tammy, what a pretty vignette! The foyer looks amazing! Hope you feel better soon!

Cindy said...

Oh Tammy!!! Your entry is gorgeous!!! You are good, girl, it looks like something from a magazine. I love your details, the antlers, the equestrian hat, the horse pictures are all great and the mirror and chest are fabulous. It's all just wonderful, but I thought you said it wasn't very big. It's probably four times bigger than mine:)
My husband has a very sore throat, I always get the flu shot and it makes a huge difference in how healthy I am each Winter. I hope you get to feeling better real soon, sweetie.
Hugs, Cindy

The Inspired Nest said...

Gorgeous! It looks totally updated and very chic!
Lacy

Pamela Gordon said...

Your foyer looks wonderful now. What a difference. I like the horsey styling and the feminine chairs. Beautiful chandelier too!

Gina said...

Your foyer is beautiful...so elegant looking!

Hope you feel better soon Tammy!

Deserae said...

Your foyer is so gorgeous! I love everything...the mirror,the rug,the chairs!!!! Just beautiful :o) Hope you feel better soon!
~Des

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Great update! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pamela said...

Your foyer is gorgeous and so formal Tammy! Love that!
I left behind a riding cap when i moved!!!

Sarah said...

It looks terrific. This makes a wonderful first impression. Great job!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Stunning, from top to bottom!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Tammy you have such an eye and talent!!!!! Love it. I also like Home Decorators but have been shy from ordering not sure how nice the product is when it arrives. If you're happy with it then I may rethink this idea!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Feel better soon!

michelle said...

Tammy it looks beautiful! I love the mirror and chest, great find! You have done some beautiful changes my friend.
xoxo

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely foyer!

Hope that you feel better soon!

Dayle said...

The changes added lots of oomph to the space. Love it!

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

here's to you feeling better soon.

WOW on the foyer. it is marvelous!

i'm in love with those chairs.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am so glad you got that light for Valentine's day (that is the one, right?) The foyer looks beautiful.

blessings,
karianne

Karen said...

Your foyer is just beautiful. I love the mirror & the horse pics. The chairs are great too. Karen

laxsupermom said...

The foyer came together beautifully! Love the dresser & the mirror! Great deal on the rug, too! I'd have never thought to look for rugs at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

I love your foyer redo. Great ideas.

Pamela said...

Tammy it looks beautiful! You did a fabulous job! I have seen The Christmas Shop but never have been in it. Not since it was Circuit City anyways!;) Geez that has been awhile. You mentioned moving again? Hope your weekend is going well!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh how you KNOW I love it all Tammy!
It looks amazing and I love all the layering and the symmetry. Fantastic. Cannot believe the great deals you found too!

Hope you all are feeling better soon.
xox
Alison

Zane Wooder said...

I honestly don't think the dresser needs to be painted. It's beautiful the way it is.

-Zane of ontario honey