After I let Easter sneak up on me with nary a nod to seasonal decorating, I decided that it was time to wash the windows, draw up the shades and take a hard look at the spots in our house that were getting a little bedraggled and sad. Let's start at the front door, which got a new doormat from Ballard Designs:
Then our "entryway" table got an upgrade. Here's the before with a makeshift shade on the brass candlestick lamp and the glass compote with bamboo. More recently I had hammered metal and straw balls in the compote:
Our dropleaf table got re-tablescaped:
And I took this little bookcase that my great-grandfather built for my mother when she was a little girl and gave it new life--with her permission, of course!
You can hardly see it peeking above the bed here in this early photo from our move-in procees, but clearly it fades into the background.
Back in place. I followed in Jenny from Little Green Notebook's footsteps and used Rustoleum's Safety Red. I love the color so much, I'm going to paint the frame of the Munchkin's chest of drawers the same color with white drawer fronts, like this: