I recently shared a lamp shade makeover I did for my foyer lamp. Since I was using black & white/cremes I knew I would have to replace the old rug we’d had in there for years. I never liked that rug at all…my husband bid on it at an auction and bought it for something like $5.00….yeah, so that should give you an idea of what it looked like. Really, it wasn’t that bad but just not my style and certainly didn’t “go” with my new black & white color scheme. It was too contemporary for me anyway…I’m more a traditional kinda girl!
I started looking on line and found several that I liked. My good friend Kelly over at Talk of the House even went the extra mile and sent me some links….btw, if you aren’t familiar with Kelly’s blog, please be sure to check it out….you’ll thank me later!
I’ve had good luck in the past buying rugs from Overstock.com so that’s where I found my new rug. And although it could be a little bit bigger, it is perfect in my foyer.
Still a little “lumpy” but that will settle down in a few days
It’s more crème than white but I think that makes it looks more expensive
I was able to get this rug with a credit I had at Overstock for a little over $30! That’s my kind of deal.
See how it “goes” with the lamp?
I’m now officially “done” in my foyer. I added some black frames with white mats on the wall and need to add some family photos to them but other than that, I’m really pleased at this quick little makeover.
Here’s what I did to achieve this very affordable facelift:
1. Recovered an existing lampshade with black and white check fabric
2. Bought a new rug
3. Used an existing white vase and added some greenery I had on hand
4. Added black frames with white mats (already owned) on the walls
So for less than $50.00 I got an entire new look for my foyer! I think I got a lot of bang for my buck.
Next project will be making a burlap runner for the dining room….hope to start working on that this weekend