In the mean time, I'm sure you'd like to see what I decided to do with our little entry dilemma that I wrote about a few weeks ago. It isn't 100% finished (but then again is anything ever really done?), but it is a vast improvement from where I started.
The space is small and narrow because it's right next to our back door and in our kitchen/breakfast nook, so I needed to find an entry table that wouldn't stick out too far. We also needed to keep Zeus' bowls in this area as there isn't another place in our small home to keep them.
After weeks of searching, I decided that I wasn't going to find a console that was narrow enough, short enough and would allow for the dog bowls to sit underneath, so I decided to hang a floating shelf above the wicker drawers that I already had there. This gave me a place for cookbooks and candles and a bowl to set keys and the mail.
|Basket Before - ($7.99 at Ross)|
|Nifty New Dog Bowl Holder After|
Lastly, I got a glass, orb terrarium (been eying them for a long time and got one for Christmas this year!) with some cool air plants and hung it in the corner above the shelf. I think it was the perfect finishing touch and added a natural, living element to the space.
I'd like to paint the walls or add a painted wallpaper treatment to the kitchen walls eventually, but for now, I'm pretty happy with how this little project turned out!