Sometimes you don't realize how something is missing until you rearrange or put something there for the holidays and realize how much nicer it feels, which is what happened to me on my entryway.
When we first moved into our house, I wasn't exactly sure what to put in the entryway. There wasn't a coat closet, so I knew that I needed something for coats & shoes, so I put my white coat rack which had traveled all over the place with me and was looking a bit beaten and my beautiful copper tub - example below. I knew it wasn't perfect, but it was doing the job. I slowly started thinking of what I did want there & what would be helpful in our everyday life, yet still look lovely.
- a bowl for keys
- flowers as often as possible
- a few pretty things
- a new coat rack
- and of course some sort of console table to hold it all
Initially I started looking online for my console table, but everything was a bit pricier than I wanted to spend so I started thinking of other options. I was looking for something that didn't feel too heavy, was neutral yet stood out from the gray walls & white stairwell. I thought I would try ikea where I found the Vittasjo table, which I am pretty sure was in the desk section of that maze. It still wasn't right though. I wasn't a huge fan of the glass top, which made it look inexpensive, which of course it was. I want to say that it was $24 or $30 dollars. So then began the hunt of what the tabletop should be. I REALLY wanted marble, but I also didn't want to spend $100 on the top for a cheap table, which eventually as we all know will fall apart. I figured that maybe I could get a piece of "scrap" from a marble distributor, so I began the hunt. Lucky for me, I found a place in Cincinnati that gave me a fabulous deal for a solid piece of marble! Once I picked it out and gave my dimensions, all I had to do was wait!
When I finally got the piece, which really wasn't too long, but felt like forever, I put it all together. I put in the new Target Threshold coat rack, set the marble on top of the table, added fresh flowers and was ready to go!
Already, the piece has made the entire entryway feel just a little bit more cozy and provides a great place to drop the keys, mail and bags!
P.S. Check back tomorrow for a special pre-Thanksgiving post on the wines and cocktails best served with a turkey dinner!