My Entryway is Blue!

Happy Friday!  Today I want to show you my latest up-date here at the castle.  If you have been following along with me, you know that I started the up-date of my home right inside the front door – in the dining room. I am still working on a few projects in there, and will be sharing those soon, but it was time to look for my next project. My home is an open concept floor plan so my next project was an easy decision.  It’s in the entryway! And my Entryway is blue!

A few years ago my friend Laura and I were heading out of our neighborhood to do some shopping when we passed a funky asian inspired table lying beside the road.  My head did a  a double take, but since I wasn’t driving I made a mental note to look and see if it was still there later.  Laura knows me well – backed her suburban up and helped me load it up!  After cleaning it up and doing a few repairs my first thought was to paint it a high gloss orange and put it in my sons apartment.  What really happened was that it didn’t get painted and found a new home in my entry.

Fast forward a few years and I am still looking at it wondering what in the heck to do with it!  With everything in my dining room going from reds, golds and greens to shades of blue it was time to do the same with the entry.  Here is a picture of the table and the mirror that hung above it.  Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of it all put together but I am patting myself on the back for at least remembering to take pictures before I started painting!  Argh!

Entry table


See how funky it is?  This tiny space is the only wall in this large entry that a table could be placed, and this table fits perfectly.

Entry Mirror

I finally found a small mirror that worked in this space.  Which in it’s own way was super hard since the wall is curved! I painted them both Annie Sloan’s Napoleonic Blue.  I love how it is such a rich color! And my favorite color is navy.. It makes the funky table look more up-dated and ties in the dining room perfectly!!!

Napoleonic Blue Table


Here they are -all finished and partly decorated…. oh, and if you noticed I brought out all of the gold accessories.  That trend is really hot right now.  Who knew that was gonna happen? I still want to change some of the accessories and maybe dress up the lamp shade a bit, add some greenery?  Also, I am now on the fence about the mural behind the table…hmmmm.. OK, so I still have a lot of work to do in this area but I just couldn’t wait to show you the finished furniture pieces!   The area already has a lighter, brighter feel to it.  And that makes me very happy!

Until next time…


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