One of my first posts was sharing with you our Entryway. I’ve been a bit bored with it for a while and have been wanting to give it a bit of a facelift. After completing Kyly’s entry a couple of weeks ago, it inspired me to finally do something about it.
Step 1: For about a week before it I placed all items i was considering using and placed them on the buffet. This meant every time I walked in the front door or walked passed it I was forced to consider how I wanted the spaced to look.
Step 2: Removed all the items from the buffet and wall and placed them on the dining table.
Step 3: Clean the wall with sugar soap. I was amazed at how dirty the wall had become around the photo frames.
Step 4: I played with the position of the shelf and the mirror and star to make sure that the mirror would still be usable above the shelf.
Step 5: I used a stud finder to locate the studs. I marked the studs on a post-it note so that I wasn’t marking the wall.
Step 6: I was alone at the time and didn’t have anyone to help me hold the shelf in place. We happened to have moved from ADSL 2 to NBN that same week so I used the Fetch box, modem box and a photo frame to hold the shelf in place. I screwed the shelf into the wall – into studs. All level but the drill did leave a mark when I screwed in the second screw. A bit of white paint and it will be all good.
Step 7: I then used 3M products to attach the mirror and the star frame to the wall. The mirror measures 60cm tall and the star frame 55cm so I ensured I centred the star frame to the mirror.
Step 8: Now for the fun bit – pulling the look together. I knew I wanted the black and white photos there still as they are snaps we took on our honeymoon nearly 10 years ago. I then placed items around them.
And this is the almost finished product! I am going to paint the front of the “OXO”s navy and my hubby has suggested that I run a piece of blue ribbon along the front of the shelf to supply more contrast. I’m giving this some thought and will give it a try.