Hello and welcome to the
194th Masterpiece Monday!
I've been re-arranging my furniture this past Summer and also slowly taking my décor to a more modern look. I will always keep my family heirlooms, but that doesn't mean that I can't change things up. This week, I'm going to share part of the entry way and how I incorporated the old with the new!
This is the only before picture I could find, it's from last Christmas. But picture it without the tree and add lot of straw hats hanging on it instead.
I found this really great starburst mirror at Gooodwill for only $7.99.
I decided that I wanted to put it in my entry way. So, I moved my grandmothers buffet in place of the hall tree.
I added some mercury glass candle holders from the living room and an orchid (faux) from my bedroom. I transferred the orchid to the clamshell vase and added faux succulents and moss to create a new arrangement. I set it on an ironstone platter from the kitchen and added coral and fishing floats from the living room. I like "shopping" my house to use things in new ways, for free.
Some easy tips to think about if you're considering a décor change are:
- Be patient, Rome wasn't built in a day!
- Take your time and collect things you love.
- Decide which pieces you can say good-bye to.
- Re-think new ways to use and display the pieces you keep.
- It's O.K. to mix old and new pieces together and be unique.
I'm really happy with the change, I love the new mirror. I like the dark buffet against the white wall and the buffet stands out better here than where it was in the living room.
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