Monday, May 17, 2010

Foyer closet

A week and half ago I posted about having attended the Brunschwig & Fils annual warehouse sale. I mentioned and showed images of the fabulous Christopher Norman wallcoverings I scored, one of which I said I would be using in my foyer closet to give it a little facelift.

Christopher Norman's hunter green shagreen wallcovering.

This weekend while everyone was snug in bed I was up working to tackle one of my projects. Once I cleared the closet out I was able to begin preparing the walls for wallpaper.
Work in progress. Look at the difference. 
Here is the completed look...a subtle yet, noticeable change. 
I have hooks inside of the closet doors to assist in keeping the area tidy.  The hooks are great for easy access to umbrellas, my daughter's bookbag and for hanging coats to button the top button prior to putting in the closet (I can't tolerate grabbing one coat and having other's fall.) 
I'm happy with the results of my $5.00 a roll project...thanks to the fabulous warehouse sale! After all, it's the little things that make us happy in life! Happy Monday. Enjoy your week.    

15 comments:

Cashon&Co said...

WOW. THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I am so amazed you can hang paper yourself. And I love shagreen. lovely!

Kathysue said...

Now that is a coat closet I wouldn't mind opening and staring into. It looks great and what a fun surprise for your guest to see when you hang up their coats. Great idea. It is always in the little details that make a house a home. Happy Monday to you!! Kathysue

Karena said...

Very nice Lisa, I love to see you can make changes so inexpensively!

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Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Look great! Wish I knew how to hang paper! It totally intimidates me!

FrenchBlue said...

Perfect! Paper and color can do some amazing things together:)
xx

Ann said...

I admire anyone who invites others to look at their closets!
And yours looks fab! What a good idea...

Lisa, can you actually feel the texture of the shagreen? That's even better....

The Zhush said...

You type A perfectionist people intimidate the &*&# out of me! YOU DID THAT? Lady, between running marathons and gardening and wallpapering, what CANT you do? And, its so NEAT! I think your blog is giving me an inferiority complex! :)

Haven and Home said...

That would make me happy ever time I looked at it.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love this mini makeover...fabulous!

pve design said...

If you have any paper left, try to cover a box - like those really expensive shagreen boxes! I love your closet! Super Dooper job!!!
pve

Casa Bella said...

Wow, Lisa. What a change a little wallpaper can make. I love it.

Beatriz said...

Lisa! This came out so beautiful! I am such a neat freak... this closet is a dream!

B.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, it came out gorgeous! I love it when people (like you) take the time to decorate the little things in their homes, like wallpapering the closet! Good for you!

Heavenly Housewife said...

It looks fab, great job. If only I had proper closet space...
*kisses* HH

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

thank u SO much for stopping by and leaving a comment - i am NOW a new follower of your blog (hope u can do the same for me)

i have that SAME silver tree branch stand (i dunno what to call it) but mine is a light (light with lampshade on top)

have an all smiles weekend
*hugs*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~