I have always wanted a hall tree in the space by our side door. The space is small and narrow and is the intersection of the driveway entrance, the back stairs and the laundry room.
I have found several that I liked but they were always too large in depth, meaning that the glass door would slam into it. We are a rough family with all these boys...so that disaster I did not need.
At an estate sale in the Heights, we came across this one. Tall and narrow, it fit the bill.
I had convinced my Magoo to rent a truck and go junking around town. This was no easy task since our house is loaded to the gills and so was the storage unit. But I had a plan and I was on a mission.
Long story short- we came home with quite a load and had a blast bumping along in the U-haul. We got filthy from digging thru stuff at a house that was being gutted and renovated. But yard sales or an estate sale at a warehouse full of antiques is no place to be a Nancy about getting a little dust and dirt on you.
Magoo usually has no interest in such adventures as he might get his Polo dirty, but I think I may have converted him that day. We had so much fun.
I used chalk paint in Old Ochre and Antibes Green with antique wax.
While initially there were comments like "Mom...that's really, really green", it grew on us and now I just need to finesse it up a little with the right accessories. I threw together a few things for the photo but I am not satisfied with it in the least. It will wait until we get home from vacation. And nothing will happen. : )
I haven't had time to go find a great knob for the drawer. For now it's a chicken knob that I brought home from the Biltmore a few years ago. One of those "keeps" I found in my office cabinet the other day. And one I don't particularly care for anymore. It's just not the right thing, so the hunt continues. I used the original hardware everywhere else until I come across something I like better.
Taking a photo in that space was a little awkward...but I hope you can see the happy moment it is in that small space.
|Yes, I cut my hair off. : o|