When we bought the house:
This is pretty much what it has looked like for months....umm, no styling here at all. We pretty much let this be a collecting ground for random objects and books. I didn't really like the fact that it was a hutch at the front door either, it just doesn't seem right for an entry way.
Sunday morning I scraped layers of paint off of the transom window. I was in shock how much of a difference that one little project made. It was making me crazy every time I walked by to see the uneven paint edges up there. Here is a before that doesn't even show HALF of the paint on the glass.
I also had to do something with the painted hinges. I had a weak moment and spraypainted them gold and then immediately regretted it. So I resorted to paint remover and a wire brush...
There was also a chair rail here that was removed and we never patched that drywall up. Finally, we also switched out the brass light switch. I know its a thing to paint your switch plates the color of your walls....but I will be hard pressed to paint my outlet covers after staring at mismatched ones for a year. #sorrynotsorry
I also used some Brasso to clean up the door handle. I mean I have been scrubbing away at this brass. It's getting there...
I will take better photos soon, but here is a sneaky peak of that transom window.
And here is the status this morning! I was ready for a new look and gave it a coat of white enamel paint. I removed the top part of the hutch and we will be using it as a side board/ entry table thing. No accessories or styling yet but I am feeling good about the progress. And yes, only one knob made it back on the table...my painting skills let a leeetle too much paint get in that hole. The table still needs some touch up work too.
Things we need:
Things we have that we will be placing here:
-Pillows for chair
-Lamp over table
What do you think?!