In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing an inside look into our home – our tiny 800 square foot condo and the updates we’ve been making. I’ve recently re-done our Foyer area, by adding some much-needed style!
To say our Foyer needed some attention would be a huge understatement. As a Designer, I’m embarrassed that it even looked like this, for nearly 2 years! It was heavily under-styled, unwelcoming and the scale of this sad little table was just pathetic. The ‘artwork’ was just a custom printed canvas of an engagement photo from years ago. And it was hung painfully too high. It’s like I don’t take my own Design advice!
While this table, which was an impulse purchase from Homesense, did its job by housing a basic bowl for keys and another for our extra change – it was just way too small. This whole area was just lacking personality.
View from the other side – this photo could put me to sleep!
I knew I had the space to do a wider console, and I wanted something that was both functional yet beautiful at the same time. While sourcing for my clients, I always kept an eye out for that special piece. While I found many options, most of them were simply out of my budget. Cue the creativity!
I found THIS console at Ikea for $40. Although it’s technically a desk, I knew I could re-purpose it into a console as the dimensions were perfect for the space. A little spray paint magic and a custom stone top would bring this basic Ikea piece to the next level.
I used Krylon’s Stainless Steel Finish for a metalic look. What a dream this was to use! In under 10 minutes, the entire console frame was dry to the touch and ready to go. I was also very impressed with the coverage, I only needed one can!
For the custom top, I knew I wanted something durable. I had previously used this quartz material for a client, and really loved the variations in the stone. Stone Depot is my go-to place for off cuts & remnants, so it was a no-brainer that I’d get the piece from there. The service & pricing is just amazing. This piece cut to size with polishing was $200.
Here’s the finished product! I’m so happy with how it turned out!
For those who know me, know that I am a hardcore fan of Seinfeld. So when I found THIS minimalistic print from Poppermost Prints, I just HAD to have it!
Thanks so much for following along on this first installment of my #SalaganHome tour! Be sure to stick around next week to see how I decorate the condo for the holidays.
Thanks for reading.