But the biggest change, the most sweeping change, was adding wallpaper to the foyer, downstairs and upstairs.
I love pictures on the wall, and I have a lot of family portraits. It was quite a feat getting these hung. It was downright scary putting nail holes in wallpaper!
When we were selecting wallpaper, I knew it would have to work with every room in the house, yet I didn't want things too matchy-matchy.
The light fixture you see was an Overstock find. The old one looked like a giant boob hanging from the ceiling. As for the bookshelf, it provides a good place for stuff. I do have to watch my love of stuff.
It's cold and dreary here this morning, but my front door says spring. This is the view for guests.
Inside looking out. Cold and dreary, like I said.
The foyer is tight, yet the wallpaper makes it feel much more open. Two things here: I want to paint the risers (rather, I want a professional painter to paint the risers); and I want a lovely mirror for the wall on the right. Haven't found the perfect one yet, though.
Said mirror would go here and reflect the bookshelf.
Lately, I've developed a penchant for canes. Maybe if I had to actually use one, I wouldn't like them so much. This umbrella stand I inherited from my MIL. For a while it was empty. I started out with three canes, but now I'm up to seven. There really are seven; one is hiding.
We planted five forsythia bushes this week, and I have fresh daffodils on my living room mantel. The calendar says spring. Now if Mother Nature would just get on board…
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