I have felt like a million bucks this week with everyone’s glowing compliments on my TV cabinet to console and my quatrefoil mirror. Well I have set out on the mission to decorate the new console.
I am not a knick nacky kind of girl so I really don’t have many flat spaces in my home to house vignettes. I also don’t have a ton of stuff laying around to decorate. So I decided to keep the space simple. A couple of gorgeous lamps with simple shades and something seasonal that I can change out in the middle.
I started with a small sqaured bowl I found at Goodwill a while back. I also grabbed my Dollar Tree pumpkins I purchased a couple of years ago.
After a quick coat of black spray paint and some added moss I created a simple fall vignette.
I had purchased and returned some silver lamps some months ago when I was decorating that dreaded two tiered table (more on that this week).ï»¿ They were not tall and wide enough for the two-tiered table but I thought they would be perfect for my new console table. They were $14 and then I found some shades on clearance for $4. Not the cheapest option available but for $36 I didn’t think it was too terribly awful, especially when I put them in place.
I love the shape and the bright silvered mirror finish. It kind of plays off the mirror and they are tall enough but not overwhelming where I would not be able to draw attention to the middle vignette I have created. I like the simple shades but I am not sure I am in love with the white shade. I am thinking something with some texture might be better suited. I have to live with it for a week or so before I form my opinion. That is how I roll.
I wanted to add a punch of color. So I hung a red wreath I created for Valentine’s Day on the quatrefoil mirror.
I thought maybe it would distract from the mirror but I think it compliments it quite well. And I love, love, double love red, black and turquiose together.
Now I just have to work on the lower shelves. But I like keeping the area simple and clean. Let’s hope I can keep it uncluttered. It would be a minor miracle people!
I inherited a secretary desk from my grandma when my family moved her into a nursing home. My mom remembers it being in her house when they were growing up. So obviously I remembered it being in grandma’s house when I used to visit. I feel incredibly lucky to have it in my house now since it is a piece of my family’s history but made one small change to make it perfect.