Happy Monday!! It's cold and rainy here today. A big change from the beautiful weather we've been enjoying for weeks. I actually had to turn the A/C off and turn the heat back on this morning.
Whenever I decorate I always have a plan in my head. It always amazes me how that plan can change...and often for the better.
For instance, take the chest of drawers I bought at the Ethan Allen warehouse sale last week...
I knew I wanted the Ethan Allen chest of drawers to go right outside of my bedroom.
It would require me moving this table elsewhere.
I was sure that I would move this to the living room to replace the glass sofa table I have behind the couch. However, once I actually bought the Ethan Allen dresser, I wasn't so sure I wanted to move this table to the living room. I like the lightness the existing glass sofa table gives to the living room, so I wasn't sure exactly what to do with this table now.
In order to get the sofa table out of the way, I "temporarily" moved it down the hall
while we carried up the new dresser. Hmmm...I kinda liked it in the hallway.
Fast-forward a few hours...here's the end result. I love it in the hallway...it feels a little like a hotel where they have tables like this along their hallways. You'll notice I changed out the artwork (the piano artwork was a bit too pastel for the color of the table).
This picture was in our basement. I switched it out with a different picture.
I am still trying to figure out where to put the piano picture.
It took a while to get the styling of this table just right. I didn't want it too busy and I really didn't want anything breakable on the table since it's at the end of the hallway near my son's room and even though my son is a teen and my daughter a tween, they seem to still run through the house. This basket I had in a closet and I filled it with flowers that were in a different closet. You can't tell now, but it's actually a little vase filled with flowers that used to be on my vanity combined with a bunch of different flowers. I covered the book using scrapbook paper and this very cool adhesive ribbon I have.
For the books, I simply used these light weight orbs I had as book ends.
The books are really standing up on their own.
The lamp actually looks 10x better now that it's in front of this picture.
The darker colors in the artwork makes everything look warmer.
The lamp is on a timer, which is an added bonus to keeping the hallway lit at night.
Has one of your decorating plans ever changed and landed you with an unexpected but better result?