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Monday, May 13, 2013

New Paint Means New Chandie!

Happy Monday, friends!

Not too long ago, I shared how I painted the inside of our front door black.  Such a quick, inexpensive project that really made a difference (love those kinds of projects, don't you)?  


Of course, that "freebie" project then led to a "not so free" project (oops).  Our foyer chandie, which was brown metal with stained glass in shades of purples, greens and reds just didn't work anymore (sorry I don't have a before pic) ... actually, it hadn't worked for some time, but it was one of those projects we simply put off ... for 6 years!

Thanks to Home Depot, our foyer got a new chandie ... the price was right, too, which made it even "more" appealing!  Love its simplistic style:


While playing around in this small space, I then decided to wash a bit of grey onto the white urns:


I wanted them to tie in with the new panels in both the sitting and dining rooms: 


I then brought back our larger rug that has the mustard/gold yellows (like our new fabric), with flecks of black here and there:


Of course, I'm a big fan of dressing doors with simple tassels, too!


I love how the new chandie ties in with our front door!  Annnd, while you're here, you can also see how I used the same fabric in our sitting and dining rooms, which makes my little symmetrical self a happy girl. 


I hope you all have a happy week.  I'm off to continue making a few changes in our great room ... starting with the addition of this beautiful seagrass rug ... LOVE!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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37 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The new chandy looks wonderful. I really love your new drapes also and the rug is perfect. Such a lovely entry. Don't forget to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Hugs, marty

Debra Oliver said...

wow, what an impact that the paint makes! always love a black door!!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Fab new chandelier Becca. Luv the new drapes and rug as well.
Hugs, Gee

Andrea said...

I love black interior doors. Your new chandie and other touches are perfect!

Traci said...

It looks great!

Calypso In The Country said...

The foyer looks fabulous! If you are like me, you are finding every excuse to walk through there 100 times a day to admire it! Very pretty!
-Shelley

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, yes, the domino effect. It never stops. Your entry looks great.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Everything looks so beautiful Becca! Love the changes.

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I love it! I am trying to gather the courage to paint my front door black as well! Yours looks wonderful!

Sue said...

I love the black door- what a bold statement it makes. The new chandy complements it well! It's always one thing after another when we start a project, isn't it? :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Becca! I love your black door too and your chandy looks great! I love your rug too! You've got style, sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Junkchiccottage said...

Becca,
I love your black door and the chandelier looks awesome. The whole entry way is so welcoming and beautiful. Great job.
Kris

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the new chandy!! I also like your idea of hanging a tassle from the knob. I'm going to have to do that too. :) Your whole entry looks beautiful. Love your blog!

Judy said...

i love your new light becca...a few years ago i replaced our old foyer light with a gorgeous lantern, i never get tired of looking at it.

yep, all decorating has a domino effect...why can't we just get by with one little change and call it done?! of course, with most of us, nothing is ever "done"!

hope you had a fabulous mother's day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new light fixture, Becca! I had a fixture just like that, too. I had intended it for the second floor landing {hanging over the stairs} in our old house and then we moved. I tried to use it in our dining area here, but it wasn't working out. Someone got a great light fixture at Goodwill! Love that rug, too!

Carol said...

Oh, I really like the dark door against all the white and other light colors! Great chandie, too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca I LOVE the new chandy!! Your foyer looks great!

Designs By Pinky said...

Hi Becca, you keep making me want to paint our front door black too, it IS black on the outside! Love the new chandie, perfect there and so is the rug! Beautiful foyer!!! XO, pinky

Stacey said...

Becca, that's just perfection! Love that chandelier and the painted door...and the rug. :)

Merlesworld said...

I like your floors and the new rug
Merle.........

Nancy Carr said...

I love the transformation. Thank you for the inspiration. Blessings

Jemsmom said...

I love the chandy! I saw it too and asked Tom where he thought we could put it! Brilliant minds think alike!

Tina C said...

I love the new chandy. I love the look of the black door. I have been thinking about doing that in our foyer but I am worried it would be to dark in there.
Love your foyer.
Have a happy day.

Cynthia said...

Your entry looks beautiful and I love that new Chandy!!

Cynthia

At The Picket Fence said...

It all looks so beeee-u-ti-ful Becca and the new chandy is perfect! :-)
Vanessa

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh that domino effect...your chandy is just so perfect for the foyer...and I just love how you gave those urns a new look...You did a gorgeous job as usual!!!

Cricket said...

Beautiful.....just like you!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

STUNNING!!! Painting your door black made everything else pop too! Maybe I should consider painting mine too!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Very, very pretty, Becca! I love your new chandy and the gray wash that you gave the urns. And the rug fits in perfectly!

Maria Elena said...

Becca, your entrance looks amazing! Love all the changes and the chandy is just perfect! I also love the fabric you used for your panels. Very, very pretty!

Kelly said...

Your new chandelier looks great! I'd love to update ours (to get rid of the brass) but we would have to hire someone to hang it since we have a two story foyer and a huge staircase surrounding it. I like symetry too. It just makes rooms feel "right", doesn't it?

Rebecca said...

You have such a beautiful home! xx

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks so pretty Becca! Love the new chande too.

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, that chandy does make a difference! I really like it as well as the urns.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, that chandy does make a difference! I really like it as well as the urns.

xo
Pat

thistlewoodfarm said...

Love how just a few little changes make such a big difference!!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

Nida Eisner said...

White and black have this distinct appeal that will make you fall in love, over and over again. Both looks good, honestly, but painting it with black, made a huge difference in the entire aesthetic appeal.

-Nida Eisner @ AllCountyExteriors