Hey there! Ever have a little nook in your space that you just had no idea what to do with? Well, that was me a little while ago. Thankfully, I just stopped playing around decided to go with my gut (as well as with things that I already owned). This little nook is in our entry and makes me smile... mostly because my "Salty Tolerance" print is like best thing ever.
If you get a little closer, you can see Brandon's little Vault Boy, which I so kindly placed in a cloche from TJ Maxx. The pair of baskets are a Goodwill find, as well as the green hand which I'm pretty sure is one half of a salad server set. We use it to hold our fur baby's waste bags (which sport a zebra print, but that's neither here nor there).
Truth be told, most of the drawers in the Sprutt cabinet are empty, but the first few are filled with Chips' fabulous wardrobe. Sweaters on the left, dresses and t-shirts on the right. As you can probably gather, pink is her color. Don't hate.
Unfortunately there is only one lonely overhead light in this area. I really wanted to light the nook and make it feel a little more special, but I didn't really have anything that would produce the kind of light wanted without having to go out and purchase something. Perhaps one day I will hang the artwork (it's just leaning against the wall right now) and add a picture light, but for now I decided to add a simple table lamp. This particular lamp is an oldie, but goodie. We actually have two and they were on either side our sofa in our last place.
Of course there wasn't an outlet in the nook. Because there's never, ever an outlet where you really want one - am I right? And I simply could not fathom the thought of an unsightly black cord snaking its way out of the nook, so I got a little creative.
I actually ended up wrapping the cord with a little bit of ombre yarn that I've used and reused for years (mostly for wrapping presents). I just figured if I was going to be looking at the cord every single day of my life (at least for now), it might as well be pretty.
Somehow the yarn I had just worked with the color scheme of the vignette. It was design luck. But if anyone ever asks, I'll tell them that I planned it that way. And you better not tell them any different, k?
Check out that wrapping action! It's pretty tightly wound. I'll say that the whole process took me about fifteen minutes or so, and it was totally worth it! I thought that starting the wrap would be hard, but it was actually super easy. I made a small knot at the end of the lamp base, then treated the loose end as part of the cord, so it all got wrapped up underneath the rest of the yarn. I did the same with the end near the plug. Easy peasy. If you need a tutorial, I'll be happy to provide one. Just let me know!
Next, I need to figure out what's going on with the entry itself. Yeah, right now it's not very functional or attractive. I'm hoping that I'll decide on something soon. We don't have visitors too often, but unfortunately when we do there is no designated place to drop their purses, keys, shoes, bags, you know, stuff. Pretty sad huh?
Also, there's this issue with my decanter collection being right at the entrance to our home. Although empty, they do say. "Welcome to our home. We drink... a lot. Enough to have 20+ decanters." I'd at least like to get people all the way in the door before they find that out. I actually have a few ideas of how I would like to handle this "problem", so I'll being sharing those soon... and maybe a few sketches too if we're lucky. :)