Okay guys, I promise that this will be my last post about my foyer. Most of the time I do any before and after post it is to document any progress or projects I have done. Also, please forgive the before pictures…they were taken on a good camera by an amateur last fall. Yeah, I am really bad at taking before pics, but hey this is really what my foyer looked like (maybe a little staged) before the whole Fornasetti wallpaper and plus this is NOT an area in my rental that gets changed constantly.
The foyer before the makeover was decent…in fact, I like it. It was just not functional for a family of 5 and it was a little to sweet when you looked at my rental as a whole. The NON-art was a copy cat DIY project, any other art pictured was thrifted. The basket is from target, the chalkboard was DIYed, and and the curtains were homemade…please do not ask. I liked the look of the curtains when I first hung them up but since the foyer is very narrow it ALWAYS made the foyer look crowded.
Rental friendly chalkboard- COMING SOON
I still have this rug, but it is now in storage and this rug alone brings in the most comments by guest…everyone always ask me, “where did I buy this rug from?”….Surprise, surprise…I made it. I think at the time I painted this rug…I had to have been in the middle of a design disaster. My house was suffering from a design dilemma. I also was on a blog hiatus at this time…I really do know why, but I was. Anyways, although this rug does not fit the style of my home now…I just cannot seem to part with it.
The after…is more up my alley. I was inspired by the art of Fornasetti and decided to make a statement by creating a faux Fornasetti wallpaper. The console table in the foyer actually serves the purpose of a DIY Shoe Rack. The cloth on the shoe rack was also homemade and the persian rug was a thrift store find. Well actually everything but the letter “R”, the basket, and the actual plant were all thrift store gold scores.
The overall transformation of my foyer literally cost me less than $50. The only things that were purchased for this space was the faux wallpaper and shoe rack everything else I already owned. As much as it may pain me at times to always be on a budget…what I love the most about it is that I am forced to think out of the box and shop my house. Letting my creative juices flow–
…Well folks that is it for the foyer…