Monday, May 24, 2010

Painted Halltree



Come on in! “They” say that a foyer should set the tone for what people will find in the rest of your home.
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I guess people will know I like red…and dogs!

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I finished painting my Goodwill halltree. Here it is waiting for me at Goodwill.
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Here it is all painted.  I first primed it with Kilz spray primer and then used  3 coats of Behr California Poppy in satin (it probably could use another)!

BASKET

I didn’t get around to distressing it and glazing it. I think I’m going to live with it like this for a while and see if I even want to do that still. The basket the flowers are in is also from Goodwill.

mirrors 
As are these little mirrors that I painted the same color as the halltree.

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I’m not going to show you the entire foyer just yet as I have a few more things that I’m changing.

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This is the first house I’ve ever had that even had a foyer and this one is teeny tiny but I cram a lot of fun into it!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Oh, I few people asked what color I used for the mirror in the post below - Periwinkle in Satin by Krylon (spray paint from Home Depot).

67 comments:

Amber said...

Manuela - It looks absolutely lovely! Such a happy color! What great finds! And I LOOOOVE that basket you found!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Manuela, it turned out beautifully!!! I don't know how you manage to find such great buys. In my area, that hall tree would have been in an antique shop selling for a few hundred dollars.
Marnie

Shelley said...

Love it...red and yellow...one of my favorite color combinations....love this blog...blessings on your week...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Manuela! I also love the basket with the flowers you put on it. You've certainly inspired me to think about painting mine, although, I don't know what color I might do to go with my foyer.

The Tablescaper said...

Great job. It is amazing what paint can do!

- The Tablescaper

Always Nesting said...

You sound like me, lol. Red and dogs, two of my favorite things. I love the way the hall tree turned out. Fun and beautiful.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Gorgeous! And thank you for the name of the paint colors!

My husband and I were just talking about repainting our foyer yesterday. It's currently Merlot - beautiful color but makes it feel dark and cave-like.

Mary Ellen

Viola - Encinitas, CA said...

Manuela,
You inspire me. Please come out to Calif and help me decorate when I move into my hacienda cottage. I want to give it the charm and cozyness you have shown in your pics. Thanks for sharing.

Viola

www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

Lou Cinda said...

Soooo pretty! Love the red! I started painting my kitchen island red yesterday!

Can't wait to see what else you are up to in here!

Lou Cinda :)

Rose H (UK) said...

That looks fabulous Manuela!
I'm certain your visitors and guests will appreciate your hard work.
Best wishes
Rose H

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning Manuela! I just had a thought about that color on your beautiful hall tree...I bet there is a surge in paint at Home Depot today buying that color!!! It is gorgeous and is wonderful in your foyer! I just love how wonderful it looks!
Blessings,
Debbie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wonderful, Manuela. It is so inviting and just says welcome. I love red and dogs too.

Barb

Megan said...

Good Morning Manuela--

Your halltree is gorgeous. That color with the yellow flowers is indeed very iniviting. Just like you.

Have a wonderful day.

Melissa Miller said...

Oooooh and aaaah Manuela! This turned out awesome! I just adore the cheerful red color on it. You have me wanting to buy a can of red paint and paint something red. Gorgeous job my friend! :)

mizdarlin said...

Like the basket as flower display-love to see items re-purposed - unique and beautiful...

Crafty Sue said...

Oh, Manuela, I love the new look. I too have a small foyer and thought it was too tiny to decorate, but you're right, it's a preview of the inside of your home. This is so cheery and the colors pop. Love it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It turned out so pretty and I like that you painted the mirror frames to match.
Enjoy your week.

Kristi said...

I just LOVE this hall tree! And the basket is the perfect accessory for it!! I just love baskets! And if I walked in your foyer, I would know that I had the EXACT same taste as you and would feel right at home, LOL! :)
Kristi

Claudia said...

I love that cheery red greeting visitors to your home. It looks wonderful and must bring a smile to your face.

xo
Claudia

Adrienne said...

I love the way your hall tree turned out. And the basket of daisies is just perfect there. I wish I had an entryway but we just step into the living room. The first house we owned was a big, older home that had been carefully redone. I had the entryway one dreams of but no money to do the things I dreamed of doing there. A hall tree would have been perfect. Now I just visualize what I would have done with that home if it had been possible and I love the way I could have done it. I'm happy with my little ranch-style home that has no entryway and I'm constantly working to improve and redo things. You always inspire me! Thank you, my friend.
~Adrienne~

Storybook Woods said...

Yeah, you did it and it looks sooo amazing. I love the basket with flowers too. Love it all xoxox Clarice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your hall tree painted red. It looks awesome and the big basket of flowers is just perfect. It looks so cheerful and inviting. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your hall tree looks wonderful! I love the red with the yellow walls. I don't have a foyer in my house...you are lucky!

Connie said...

I have NEVER EVER seen something so grand at my GW, only beat up cheap junk for outrageous prices.

I love the colors in the foyer, warm and inviting.

Darlene said...

You find the BEST things at your GW. Mine usually has junk and it is overpriced at that!

LOVE the bright red color and the basket with the flowers is perfect. It looks so inviting. Also, I love you doggie pictures!! Hope you are having a great Monday.♥

Wendy said...

Manuela,
I love the red and what a fun color name...California Poppy! It looks like it was made just for your foyer...beautiful! You have a great decorating style...always love and enjoy my visits!
Wendy

Julie said...

Oh do I love the red! That is such a cute basket I just in love with it!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl this hall tree looks so happy now...Love it what an awesome job you did my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful
Enjoy this beautiful day!!

Michelle Hoad said...

I'm on the hunt for a front hall thingamabob. I would love an old dresser that I can put a mirror above, and use the drawers for storage. I'm trying not to be too specific in my head so I can get a bargain when I see one.

Rhonda said...

looks great! and I do relate to the many coats of red paint needed, "been there, done that" as they say

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Manuela! Your hall-tree turned out BEAUTIFUL and that red just pops. Anyone entering your home will know this is a friendly happy home...just like you! Have a wonderful Monday...Maura:)

diXymiss said...

Wowsa ~ Love how it turned out, Manuela! The vibrant red against the buttery yellow walls is a feast for the eyes and that cheery basket of flowers is the perfect compliment. I'm off to ponder my little entry to see if I can't freshen it up a bit...

PS: The scrolly mirror frames in red are just too-too cool!

Bonnie said...

Oh you finished it!! It does make a statement and I love it!! I have a small foyer too. Always wanted a hall tree but had to settle for a table because I have an antique mirror hanging there. Great job!!

Julie Harward said...

Two things we have very much in common...red and dogs! I love it!!! So much better than the way it was! It's like it was just made for your foyer! Love the hooks on it too and the basket. It will be so fun to decorate! Come say hi :D

Meg said...

Everyone needs a red room or a red space to decorate. Amazing how much paint red takes. Love the look.I f those flowers are fake they sure don't look it. Blessings Meg

Linda said...

I love this red it's kind of soft for a red. The basket is very cute. Good job. Do you use a brush or roller? On tv you see them using these little rollers all the time. Linda

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is gorgeous! You always inspire me.

Shelia said...

Oh, Manuela! You're so wonderful! I love your hall tree! You've painted it the most wonderful color and it fits perfectly in that spot! Love how you've dressed her up too! Oh, you're good1
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks gorgeous! I love the color red.

Betsy said...

It's very cheery!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks great and a perfect fit to your warm inviting home! Though I think that basket NEEDS to be on a cute little bicycle! I'm hosting a giveaway if you have a moment to stop by!

Vee said...

I would definitely say that your foyer is very welcoming, warm, charming, fun, and lovely. Great job on the halltree!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The red gives you such a dramatic statement! Love the periwinkle color, too! Enjoy your week! ♥

Angie said...

So glad you painted it red. Looks awesome! You are making me want to do some cute stuff in my foyer too!

Linda said...

Love the red, Manuela~ so cheery and welcoming! My foyer is full of fun dog stuff, too~ I am a dog girl!

vintage girl at heart said...

What a fabulous transformation!!
I will look at Goodwill in a whole new way now!!! Love what you did with the hall tree!!!
Love the whole look!!
Blessings!

Christina said...

Lady in Red. : ) Just fabulous. Sounds like quite the paint job.

Your foyer is certainly inviting.
Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

Donna said...

Fabulous, Manuela! I love the red.

Hugs,
Donna

Tennis Girl said...

Beautiful, Manuela and my two favorite colors!
Robin

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

Your hall tree looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the entire foyer...dogs and all! ;)

T.bird

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Susie Q said...

Oh I love that...I'm looking for a hall tree myself...and seeing yours painted like that inspires me!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

It is fabulous!! I love it!! What a great find and what a great job at making it a cheery focal point as you enter your beautiful home.

:)
Becky

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous job! My fave red! Cherry

Debbie said...

I just LOVE the pop of red color! Such a great GW find you have!

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

Beautiful! Yellow and red make a cheery combination. A foyer does makes a statement as people enter your home and yours definitely says "welcome". :0)

AshTreeCottage said...

Pretty in Red!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Jennifer said...

Just perfect and absolutely beautiful! It looks amazing in your foyer.

Another project well done!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I sure need to get around to painting that garage sale mirror I have. Seeing yours all red and pretty reminded me once again how pretty it could be. Your foyer is gorgeous, as inviting as your entire home. I have a little "spot" for a foyer. And it's sadly lacking in aesthetics. I need to get my "Manuela motor" going!
Brenda

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So beautiful Manuela! My favorite color is red. So bright and cheerful!

I would love it if you linked it up to The CSI Challenge's Paint Challenge that's going on through Thursday. We are giving out 2 $30 gift certificates to The Rusted Chain (determined through random.org). www.thecsiproject.com

Have a great week!

XOOX
Jen

Daisy Cottage said...

I LOVE your hall tree! What a perfect spot for it too. Your mirrors are looking fab Manuela! I have been painting more also as I find them and hanging them as I go. I will be sharing those tomorrow. So fun!

It is always a treat to see what you have been up to. I truly love all that you do - thank you for sharing with lucky us. You are such an inspiration.

Love,
Kim

Miss Janice said...

My first comment didn't take:) I love it! The red is perfect and I love the basket with the flowers and those darlin' little red-painted mirrors!

HeathahLee said...

You did a fabulous job on that! Love that color! I need to scour our Goodwills around here to see if I can find anything that I can turn beautiful! : )

Rhondi said...

The hall tree looks awesome in red. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the room.

kim said...

Manuela, oh how I am loving that red halltree. Also loving those mirrors. Can't wait to see what else you are doing. Have a good holiday tomorrow.

Gumbo Lily said...

I love wood, but I like the red painted version of the hall tree so much better. Love that pop of color that brings so much interest and variety to a home.

Jody