Welcome to my home. Come on in. This is the entrance hall.
I almost got rid of this little table in our entrance hall. It has screw-on legs that were wonky and the white paint had turned yellow. I looked around for a new one, but I couldn't find anything I liked or if I did it was too expensive so I decided it was time to give the table a freshen up.
A quick sand and a coat of Dulux 'Whisper White' from the spray gun and it looked new again. I screwed the legs back on and secured them with some Selleys Aquadhere wood glue. One leg's still a little wonky but that's ok.
This photo was the inspiration for my hall table. It was in a White Company Christmas catalogue and I just loved the combination of white, glass, and silver.
I already had the white bird house and I bought the little topiary trees from Target a few years ago when they were in their Shabby Chic phase. The little white bird was from a pretty little homewares shop in Mildura, Victoria and the elegant silver bird was from Maison Living in Glen Iris, Melbourne. The crystals were a gift from my very stylish friend, Julia and the little silver bowl was from Supply & Demand in High Street, Armadale. The pretty etched mirror was from Laura Ashley in London.
The hallway is such a busy place with people coming and going, and often there are piles of school bags dumped on the floor. It's also the first area visitors see and I wanted to create a pretty setting that sets the tone for the rest of the house.