On Monday, I shared home project number one of the year...moving onto project #2! Our foyer!
We have a small foyer that you walk into when you come in our front door. Our living room is to the right, the kitchen it directly in front of you, and stairs are to the left. Between the living and the kitchen, there was a small corner/two walls, and until this past month, there was nothing here.
I knew from early on that I wanted a small table or shelf here, but that wall is surprisingly small and almost every piece of furniture I found was too long for the space. So, this only means one thing...I get my husband to build a shelf for me!
I had seen this one at World Market (that was too long) and described it to J, and he sort of just went with it and made a design that worked in the space we had.
He got a table saw for Christmas, so he was excited to put it to use with a new project!
I stained it a few weeks later when we finally got some sunshine and the snow left us, and then J sealed it with polyurethane.
And now, here it is today!
The print I hung above it is from Minted, and the frame is actually one I picked up from Goodwill for $9. It had a very old and ugly print in it, so I took it out and pitched it, cleaned the glass, and spray painted my frame gold (which was looking pretty rough).
All in all, a fairly cheap project to really brighten up an empty spot in our home. I still want to find a cute, small tray or plate to put on the top of the shelf to put mail on, but haven't found anything I love yet. M is a fan because she can no access her hats from a basket on the shelf, and Rosie and Layla are fans, because M has been known to leave her snack cups on the middle shelf...perfect dog height!