How to give your Foyer a Facelift on the Cheap

We've needed to add some color and functionality to our foyer for some time now.  When we decided to make a new stand for our TV out of a Vintage Remington Typewriter Crate (coming soon!) I knew exactly how I wanted to recycle the old entertainment center.  We bought this from IKEA about 5 years ago.  I believe its the BESTA TV unit and we added a door to one side to hide all of our DVD's, etc.  This piece has definitely given us our money's worth.  It's been moved cross country and is still in tact.  In these pics it looks dusty (my bad) but in tact!
I just gave it a few coats of flat white interior paint from Glidden.  EM helped as well!  She sure is here Mama's girl!
I figured we could use this as a bench/storage for putting on shoes and storing them away instead of them being strewn all over the foyer hallway.

We had an existing mirror in the hallway that was so lonely and blah.  I decided to give her a few coats of spray paint in Rustoleum's Meadow Green.


We also picked up an antler coat rack at Hobby Lobby for cheap--like $10 dollars.  I can't find a picture of the before but it was ugly!!  A few coats of Rustoleum spray paint in a White Semi Gloss and they are much better.  Here is the finished product.


 I added the pillows I made out of left over fabric and old pillow inserts, a few bins from TJ Maxx that cost me less than $20 for all 3 of them and a cute rug that is also from TJ Maxx that I scooped up for $7.99.

 My favorite pictures of our space have actual people walking into the frame and living in the space.  Our foyer doesn't get much good natural light but you get the idea. 

Not bad for under $40!

xo,
Danielle

Linking up to :
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Creative Inspirations Linky Party @ Embracing Change
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Monday, September 17, 2012

How to give your Foyer a Facelift on the Cheap

We've needed to add some color and functionality to our foyer for some time now.  When we decided to make a new stand for our TV out of a Vintage Remington Typewriter Crate (coming soon!) I knew exactly how I wanted to recycle the old entertainment center.  We bought this from IKEA about 5 years ago.  I believe its the BESTA TV unit and we added a door to one side to hide all of our DVD's, etc.  This piece has definitely given us our money's worth.  It's been moved cross country and is still in tact.  In these pics it looks dusty (my bad) but in tact!
I just gave it a few coats of flat white interior paint from Glidden.  EM helped as well!  She sure is here Mama's girl!
I figured we could use this as a bench/storage for putting on shoes and storing them away instead of them being strewn all over the foyer hallway.

We had an existing mirror in the hallway that was so lonely and blah.  I decided to give her a few coats of spray paint in Rustoleum's Meadow Green.


We also picked up an antler coat rack at Hobby Lobby for cheap--like $10 dollars.  I can't find a picture of the before but it was ugly!!  A few coats of Rustoleum spray paint in a White Semi Gloss and they are much better.  Here is the finished product.


 I added the pillows I made out of left over fabric and old pillow inserts, a few bins from TJ Maxx that cost me less than $20 for all 3 of them and a cute rug that is also from TJ Maxx that I scooped up for $7.99.

 My favorite pictures of our space have actual people walking into the frame and living in the space.  Our foyer doesn't get much good natural light but you get the idea. 

Not bad for under $40!

xo,
Danielle

Linking up to :
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Creative Inspirations Linky Party @ Embracing Change
Home Stories A2Z

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3 Comments:

At September 20, 2012 at 6:16 AM , Blogger sara @ applestone drive said...

Very cute! I love the antler rack. :) Visiting from the party at Embracing Change. Great job!

sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

 
At September 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

love that! we are looking to do a bench in the basement, and i'm totally into using ikea cabinets or something to do it. great inspiration!

 
At September 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM , Blogger Michele said...

I love your creativity in this small space. The patterns in the pillows and rugs really liven it up, as does the whimsical antler rack. Quite a revamp for a small amount of $$!

 

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