It's time to gear up for our next project!
Alex and I are going to take our little Vestibule space and turn it into something a bit more purposeful.
Yep it is a really small space measuring just 4' x 4', but a few of you gave me some really great ideas for this space when I first wrote about it back in April. One idea we never even thought of was doing something with the ceiling- either painting it or making it mirrored. Still unsure if we will go that route, but I'm totally intrigued! As of now....
Here's What We're Planning On
I know we are challenged by how small the space is, but I liked the idea of adding a mirror or small narrow shelf that attached to the wall kind of like these...
|Image via Habitually Chic|
We also thought adding some kind of detail to the walls would be a nice update, either with woodwork like the photo below on the left or simple printed wallpaper shown on the right.I'm kind of scared or wallpaper though (bad past experiences). I just think we need to add some kind of texture or color to the space.
|Images via Centsational Girl|
Now I know this might impossible, but how fantastic are these vintage-inspired coat racks that sit flush to a wall? They even have an umbrella rack, ugh so cute!
|Left image via Pottery Barn; right image via Muraca Design|
But, I might still go with the hooks and chained mirror I picked up at Bachman's. These might be the best bet to fit in the space if a rack or shelf won't.
We know that this is a must, we HAVE to add a hanging pendant light and I love the look of these vintage styles. This alone will add a lot to the little space!
|Fixtures via Home Depot|
Wall update, wall mirror and/or hooks, and lighting fixture, got that? Had to write that for myself really :)
Hopefully those additions will be just what we need to add some style and purpose to this little space!
Also, in case anyone is wondering I should mention that we are not going to replace our front door or the floor tiles. The tile flooring is original to the home dating back to 1924 and I would never change it- not just because it is original, I also love the authentic vintage color and design! For the front door, someday we will replace it with something that has glass so light can come in, but a new door will not be part of our project now (even though I wish it was).
What do you think of our ideas?
Do you have any other ideas or fun suggestions for our Vestibule?