Today I’ve got a before & after for you and a wee makeover that has given this corner of the entrance hall a fresh new look.
This is how this footstool looked last Summer. It was one of those purchases that was far too cheap to pass up even though I had no idea when we’d get around to doing anything with it.
It needed a foam cushion to be added as the seat was a little flat and we decided that painting the legs was the best way forward.
The old fabric was carefully removed and all of the upholstery nails taken out.
The legs were then rubbed down and painted. Three coats of undercoat first as the wood was fairly dark and then a beautiful chalky white was added as the final colour.
A piece of foam was purchased and placed on top of the seat.
Then, the new fabric was pulled tightly across the top of the foam and secured underneath using brand new upholstery nails.
The edges of the fabric were tucked underneath before securing to create a neater finish.
And there you have it!
Brightening up this corner in a rather subtle but classic way.
Any readers of my previous blog will remember this mirror from about three summers ago. I bought it in a thrift store and promptly set about getting rid of the faux gilt appearance it was sporting.
I used the colour Bone by Farrow and Ball to paint it and hung it in my old bedroom. It stayed there until we moved in to this house last May when it was placed in the entrance hall above the Singer sewing machine phone table.
I liked the mirror hanging in this spot as I really like its shape but I was bored of its colour. It was a little dull and boring. All that was needed was a coat of Pale Duck Egg to brighten it and bring it in line with the way the rest of the Entrance Hall is shaping up.
The pelmets we made last Summer feature pale blue, the new footstool features it too so it was only fair that the mirror shouldn’t be left out.
The new blue is so soft and lovely and inspires me to create a home in this country that wouldn’t look out of place in Southern California. An idea perhaps…….
Soft whites and creams with a mere hint of blush, blues and dashes of vibrant pinks.
That’s my direction.
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