From Bland to Better

Mom and I are taking a little road trip today to Sharon Springs, NY which we are excited about. It’s the home of the Fabulous Beekman Boys, and we are big fans of theirs.  They won the Amazing Race a few seasons ago, and you know we love that show. You might like this  upgrade I made before she arrived on Friday.  For about two years we lived with the  landing in our stairway looking like this. It is nice and bright, thanks to a perfectly placed window, but its mood was dark. All it had going on there was a lone mirror that once lived its life in a brassy color. I spray painted it black and and left it at that.

 

 

Stair landing before

 

Then I was browsing at Home Goods one day, and the perfect side table jumped into my cart. I couldn’t help myself, and I took it home.

 

 

Landing after

This  table was available in three colors – black, green, and antiqued teal, which is what I selected. It immediately woke up the little landing and put it on the map.

 

 

Landing after

It looks great from every angle.

 

 

Landing after

I accessorized it with items we already had like the lantern which makes a soft glow at night, the books, and the bell I found at the Christmas Tree Shop for 50 cents.

 

 

Landing after

Another small change that helped the space is that I rotated the mirror. It looks more balanced now.

 

Landing after

So, now when we start walking up the stairs, we get to look at this instead of a boring, blank space. It’s much better.

 

Cheers!

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