Happy Friday! Are you ready for the big Super Bowl game? I'm excited about it because my home team is playing in it..........Atlanta Falcons! We are going to a friends house for a Super Bowl party so it should be fun. Fingers crossed that we beat the Patriots! (Sorry to all of you Patriots fans. I just can't help rooting for my home team.)
I've been making a lot of changes around my home lately. Many of them have happened in my foyer. I decided to part with my painted grey bench that I've had forever for this caned back french style bench. It came from a local home interiors store.
I fell in love with the linen and weathered wood on it.
I also removed my black iron monogram piece over my front door and replaced it with this large metal farmhouse sign. It came from Cracker Barrel of all places!
I replaced my white lamp with this heavy grey base lamp with white shade. It came from the same store as my bench.
I love the detail on the lamp shade and the unique pointy finial (that isn't showing up good in pics).
But I saved the best for last! It is what kicked off this mini makeover in the first place. This french style chandelier replaced my very old and dated shiny brass chandelier. It came from Wayfair.com.
We had to hire an electrician to come out and hang it since our foyer is 20 ft high! I was amazed when I saw their 16 ft step ladder. I've never seen a ladder that tall before! They hung it lower than our last one on purpose. Since our foyer is so high, you don't really notice the chandelier from below (until you come upstairs). Now, it's more noticeable and looks good from both levels. The electrician said that you really only need it hung right in front of your window if people from the street can see it in the window. That would apply to a house on a corner or at the end of a culdesac. Our house is up on a hill and your car never faces our house. So, this works fine for us. I learned something new!
We also had them put it on a dimmer switch so we could adjust the brightness of it. I love that I can light up my foyer more softly now. We have a 3 way switch for our foyer light and it required a special dimmer switch.
I have many more projects/makeovers to share in the near future! So, I hope you'll continue to check back.
Have a great weekend!
~ Kelly ~