Friday, August 26, 2011

Change In The Entryway...

Hey everyone!!
I am currently blogging from Greensboro,NC.
We evacuated our home on the coast &
we are safe in our hotel room with our furbabies. 
I hated leaving our home, but our home is
replaceable, our little family is not.
I hope & pray for safety for everyone in the path of Irene.

This week in the middle of working on some custom
 furniture pieces for clients, I did a little adjusting to 
our entryway. Ok, so I only added a mirror, but it made a huge difference!
Lately I have been thinking about "chincy" decorating.
For example, my entry table is a bulky piece &
I had a tiny shelf hanging above it with my framed vintage keys.
The huge bulky piece made the surrounding decor look chincy
& did nothing to enhance the area. It almost looked cluttered.
I happen to have a huge mirror in my garage that I had picked up from GoodWill
for $10 a while back that would be perfect for the job....


I'm pretty much obsessed with this ornate gold mirror. 
I want more.

Before: 


I didn't realize how much I hated this set up before until I just looked 
at this before picture. Funny huh?


It's a start.
A good start. 
There are many more changes to come to the entryway, 
but I like the direction
that this oversized mirror put me in.


Can I tell you where my gold mirror obsession came from?
Well, Pinterest of course. 
I think Gold is my new obsession.
I can't wait to bring more gold in through out my house.


The Gold Mirror really anchors the large entry table & adds an element of drama
that was seriously lacking before.


Have I told you lately that I can't wait for wood floors?
Carpet is cozy, but not my design choice.
You want to know why I don't have them yet?
because I can't decide on what wood floor choice to go with!
That's me. Mrs. Indecisive!


Other accessories:
Frame: TJ Maxx
Teal Vase: Hobby Lobby
Scentsy Warmer: Scentsy {Click here to order}
Lamp: TJ Maxx
Entry Table: Original piece
Mirror: GoodWill


 Do you love my Gold Mirror as much as me?
Let me know what you think of adding gold into your decor.
I am now going to enjoy my stay in Goldsboro with my hubby & dogs,
& try to forget the hurricane looming over my house back on the coast...
We will think of this as a surprise mini vacation.
Yes. That sounds fabulous.
Say a prayer for the east coast tonight!
Thanks for stopping by guys!
xx Liz Marie

56 comments:

  1. The gold mirror looks amazing, and adds the perfect touch :)

    Stay safe.

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  2. I can understand how hard it would be to leave home in a storm, but you are right~things can be replaced. We live just a few miles west of I-95 (Selma) and we are staying. We've had one rain band come thru this afternoon. Praying we all make it thru with little damage, especially along our beautiful coast!

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  3. gor gee us! what color is on the dresser? I ♥ it!! Love the new set up- the mirror really does add another level to the look.

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  4. Praying for you all and hoping the storm loses strength. Glad you are safe.

    On a lighter note, the room looks great. Love that mirror!

    I am a new follower from the Fun Surfin Blog Hop. If you would like to come say hi, I'd love to see you at http://messforless.blogspot.com

    Thanks! Vicky

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  5. yesssss i love the gold mirror. I LOVE gold. I have a little in the house.. and that dreser is amazing by the way! Praying for you all over on the other side of the country!

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  6. The mirror and dresser are beautiful together!

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  7. I really adore your blog, always such great ideas! I am LOVING the gold mirror! Adds the right amount of pop for everything there. I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share! http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

    One more thing, I hope you are being safe--we are in NC as well, just not the coast area.

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  8. Love your blog! Sorry you had to evacuate Ill keep you in my prayers and hopefully you go home to no damage.

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  9. Looks amazing!!! I love it!

    Be safe! Prayers and thoughts to you!

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  10. We'll be praying for you guys for sure!

    That mirror looks A-MA-ZING with the dresser. I'm definitely getting into the whole gold thing. I'm now going over in my head how I could incorporate it :D

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  11. Found your blog through the Tatertots and Jello link party...I'm loving your gold mirror, it looks awesome! Crazy what a difference something like that will make! I'll be praying for you, I'm a fellow North Carolinian so the hurricane is definitely on my mind! Love your blog too by the way!

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  12. Love it! I'm totally obsessed with gold too. I used to fight it, but why? I think that's why my house is barely accessorized...because I was fighting the things I loved instead of working with them. Great job! Stay safe...we here in NJ are buckeling down too..

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  13. Gold mirror is definitely much better than the before! So pretty!

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  14. Not normally a fan of gold, but that looks beautiful! It's perfect! Praying you, your family and your house all are safe!

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  15. Beautiful. I just love the color!

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  16. I vote the gold mirror too. It really helps to fill up the space. Hope you all are safe!

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  17. Oh I'm so sorry for you all!!I pray that all is ok!!..I think the mirror is perfect !
    I hope you can came back soon at home!!
    Hugs
    Stefy

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  18. The oversized gold mirror is GORGEOUS.... and a great Goodwill find!! I'm secretly obsessed with Goodwill, looking for old furniture to Mod Podge!!!

    I'm a new follower via Tip for Savings Blog Surfin Weekend.

    ~Ola
    iluv2save.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm glad to hear you are safe!! I'll be praying that you will be able to return home soon and that everything will be perfect!!

    I Love the gold mirror!!! It definitely balanced out the weight of the dresser and looks fantastic!!

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  20. Most importantly, I am glad to hear that y'all are safe, and pray that the storm does lose power and the devastation is nil, or at least minimal.

    Love the mirror... I certainly enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for your ideas.

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  21. My BFF lives in Topsail and had to evacuate, too. Hopefully no damage for either of you. Not sure if you are in Greensboro or Goldsboro (would assume Goldsboro). If there is a chance you are in Greensboro, you must visit the Garden Ridge store!

    Love the Gold mirror and it definitely is better balanced than the shelf over the dresser. Size matters! I understand what you mean about the floors. We need to have ours refinished and I can't decide on a stain color. Oy!

    Best wishes,

    Jenny

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  22. NICE~~~~~!!
    new follower!
    luv
    mare
    http://mare-itsjustmebeingme.blogspot.com/

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  23. Yes, the mirror is perfect there!

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  24. Gorgeous. I love the whole thing. The gold mirror is beautiful and I especially love it with the color of that dresser. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-6-craft-link.html

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  25. Hope go and your family are right!

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  26. Looks great.The awesome thing about gold pieces is that if/when you tire of them it is so easy to paint them something new.Enjoy.Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Loving the change Liz! Hope your hoe is okay!

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  28. Love this! it is beautiful! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  29. LOVE THIS! And I also love the dresser beneath! You are so talented!! I would seriously put EVERYTHING you make in my house! ha ha I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party starting tonight at midnight!!!

    http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

    xoxo, Ashley J

    P.S. I am your newest follower! :) Love this blog!

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  30. great the mirror! and the dresser, wow!

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  32. This is stunning! I'm drooling over the color of the dresser too! I would love for you to link up at my party!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/08/craft-and-tell-no-20.html

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  33. Oh I looove this! Another new follower! Could you tell mewhat color paint the dresser Is done in? I have a v similar setup in my entryway except my dresser is cream and it's boringness has been bugging me all summer. Yours has energy! Love! Pls let me know.

    Chrissy
    Www.bestdressednest.blogspot.com

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  34. I love the color of paint you used... it's so soothing and pretty!

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  35. Hope you and all your lovely things are safe when you return home. Thanks SO MUCH for commenting on my blog. I love that it helped me discover you and your blog which is AWESOME. I think I'll be spending lots of time here :)

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  36. Adding a mirror is the best way to add decor on your entry way because it instantly brightens up the space by catching the light and bringing more sunshine inside.A mirror can dramatically change the feel of your space, especially if you have a darker entry or hallway with no windows.

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  37. A CO-WORKER OF MINE SHOWED ME YOUR BLOG LAST WEEK WHEN I WAS IN THE LAST MINUTE PLANNINGS OF A WEDDING SHOWER...AND I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED ALL YOUR DECORATING..YOU DEFINITELY HAVE A KNACK FOR IT...SMALL WORLD...WE ARE FROM GOLDSBORO ALSO..HOPE YOU ALL SURVIVED THE STORM OKAY..THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS..THEY ARE GREAT!!!

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  38. I love everything about it. Great idea! Thanks for linking up with LTC today!

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  39. This is beautiful - thanks for sharing at www.thestuffofsuccess.com.

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  40. Featuring you on LTC, stop by and check it out!

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  41. Beautiful! Goodwill rocks :)
    Ashlee
    http://www.capernaumhome.com/

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  42. I LOVE the gold frame! It looks incredible! I love looking at your blog for fun ideas and inspiration! We will be featuring you this week- come by and grab a button! And thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff last weekend! We would LOVE to have you come back and link up more of your great projects tomorrow!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  43. Your setup looks fabulous! I too, have an obsession with gold mirrors...unfortunately I have way to many in every room..House of mirrors...we always joke and say that anyone that comes into our home must think we are so vain...but anyhow your entryway looks GREAT!

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  44. Love it! Come link up at "Do Something Crafty Friday"!
    http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-something-crafty-friday.html

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  45. I have a hard time with gold, but I think you may have sold me on it. I love that mirror, and the whole set up you have!

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  46. LOVE the gold mirror! so pretty!

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  47. Much nicer. Love the scale too :D

    Today I'm visiting from Designers Garden's VIP Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  48. This is beautiful---so jealous! I am totally impressed and way into mirrors lately! I am hosting a Mirror Week over at my blog starting today! Feel free to head over there and link this gorgeous mirror up! :)
    Nat
    doodlecraft.blogspot

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  49. Love that mirror! I can't believe you found such an amazing mirror at the goodwill! In Love :)

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  50. I love the gold mirror! I also have a gold mirror in my hallway but I need to find the perfect dresser to place under it. I'm still on the hunt! That dresser is also beautiful!

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  51. I hope your home weathered the storm! The mirror is awesome! I love the elegance and glamour a touch of gold (or almost any metallic) adds to a room.

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  52. I featured this on my blog tonight! Feel free to stop by and pick up a button : )

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/09/craft-and-tell-no-21.html

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  53. Oh my gosh, I'm pretty sure I've fallen in love with your entryway dresser! Love the gold mirror too!

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  54. Ive been wanting to redo my dresser and I love this teal. Do you know what color it is?

    http://somethingprettyco.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love the mirror and the dresser is beautiful!!! What color is that?

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