Remember when my entry and hallway used to look semi-decent?
But then we decided the chair rail needed to go?
After the dust settled, we patched the walls …
… and called it a day when our attention turned toward the yard and dining table. To be honest, I’m getting a little tired of the unfinished look. While I wait for the right time to turn our attention back to the space, I decided to hunt down a new light for the entry.
But I just never pulled the trigger. And I’m glad I didn’t, because I recently came across the Hundi Semi-Flushmount light from Pottery Barn.
I’ve wanted a bell jar light for the entry, but our 8 foot ceilings wouldn’t accomodate one. I searched for a semi-flushmount version but never found anything under $400. So I was pleasantly surprised that Pottery Barn of all places came through for me with an affordable version ($199) of exactly what I wanted.
Of course I ordered it right away, and of course it’s on backorder until June 29th. Maybe (hopefully!) it’ll come back in stock sooner.
I’m hoping we’ll be able to turn our DIY efforts to the hall and entry soon. Here’s what the To-Do List looks like:
-Add crown molding
-Replace the attic stairs and door at the end of the hallway
-Add wainscotting the the walls. I’d like to go with something pretty traditional to match the style of the house like the pictures below.
-Add grass cloth wall paper above the new molding
-Have a rug custom cut and bound for the 20 foot hallway. I plan on having a piece of nice carpeting cut to the right dimensions and bound since 20 foot runners are either too expensive or too hard to come by.
-Buy a complementary rug for the entryway. I would love an antique rug for this area, but it’s completely unreasonable to pay so much for something so precious that will inevitably get cat vomit on it (just keeping it real).
-Buy an old chest to go in the entry. I’m hoping to find something with some storage in it, but I’m willing to deviate from that for the right piece at the right price.
-Figure out what to hang on the walls. A mirror in the entry perhaps? A collage in the hallway? I’m sure a plan will evolve as we go.
We have a nail gun on loan from my father, so the only thing in our way now is time. I find that the hardest part about most of our projects is finding the time to actually get them done!