I was finally able to bring my newly constructed pipe shelves (check out how I installed them)inside. After five days the horrible teak oil smell was finally (pretty much) gone. I absolutely love them, I actually find myself passing by the front door just to look at them.
I had fun styling them with a few items I already had around the house. It was like shopping, but for free. No sense in buying something new to put on a salvaged wood shelf right!? There was one new item though, a gift from my mother in law. She knows I love owls and she gave me the cutest ceramic owl from West Elm.
That’s where the push to build the pipe shelves came from. We’ve had the piece of salvaged wood outside for like a month, but when I got the owl I knew it would look fabulous on the shelf. That’s when I decided to finally build the shelves and put them in the entry.
Just to remind you, here’s what the entry looked like before. Plain jane, nothing special.
Here it is with my new pipe shelves, yay!
I also finally found a spot fo my sunburst mirrors, they had been floating around the house since I made them.
We’re also finally making a dent in our to do list in here. Now we just gotta get:
-A new rug (this one’s pretty much had it)
-A new light fixture (I’ve already got something in mind). This one replaced the grandma styled one we had in there before. But now that the pipe shelves are in, it just looks too boring.
Some other stuff we have yet to do, which we’ll get to eventually:
– Remove the dreaded popcorn ceiling
– Replace the tile floor
– Finally finish the stairs
– Do something in the hallway
– Add some more lighting in the hallway
But for now I’m enjoying the view…
Update: Check out how I made the vintage bird egg specimen art, it’s really easy!