Monday, February 01, 2010

sideboard confessional

A few days ago the sideboard in my entryway looked like this:

it looked even worse in real life

All of the Christmas decor had been packed away (except for the advent candles), and random items had taken over. It made me feel gross to look at it. It also made me very glad that we don't have a lot of front door visitors.

On Thursday I decided something needed to be done. We were having a bit of a thaw here in NW Ohio (ok, it was in the upper 30's, but the snow was melting) and I really, really, really wanted to put out all of the spring decorations.

a hoarder doesn't live here, after all

As you can see, I used restraint and only added one little posy of yellow paper flowers. And then I decided to add a bunch of family photos that had been hiding in the linen closet (does anyone else store random decorating items in the "linen" closet?).

I like to see my family as I walk down the hallway :)

Adding this one to the Before and After party over at Thrifty Decor Chick.
Stop by for some before and after inspiration!


Susan said...

what a truly gorgeous sideboard!!!

alanna rose said...

Thanks Susan!
It came from my great-grandmother's house in Detroit and I have a great big round pedestal table that matches. Both pieces need to be refinished, but I still love them :)

Danielle and Clint said...

That is a beautiful! I am so jealous of your sideboard!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOVE the title...Awesomeness. :) The sideboard looks great too. I like the runner. :)

AJ said...

I love the old family photos. Mine are, unfortunately, in tubs in the basement. We need a bigger house!