Monday, October 17, 2011


Yes, you guys, I am still struggling with my entryway. I will explain the specific problem: the wall opposite the staircase, to the right as you enter the house. Right now, there is a VERY large chinese drawing there that Ted's mother brought back from a trip to China, and while I am not always a huge fan of Asian art, I like this:

Very Crappy Photo, Please Tell Ted I Need a DSLR Camera
You can't really see, but it's mostly a pen and ink drawing, in black and greys, with lovely cherry blossom trees in the foreground. This piece of art is not the problem. The problem is the console table that goes under it. Here's what is there currently:

Current Console Table

It's from Ballard Designs and is at least 6 years old. The table has served us well over the years, fitting into tight spots and providing a drawer in which to collect old keys and screws that you're not sure what they go to, and loose change, and receipts from four months ago for things you are never going to return... OK, maybe the drawer isn't so hot. And ignore the 18-year-old cat hiding under the table. But still, the table itself isn't really the problem either. The problem is one of scale. I tried to take a photo where you could see the table and the picture, but it was harder that you might think (or I'm just a moron). Here it is:

Small Table and Large Chinese Art
You can see the problem. It looks ridiculous. Even more so in real life. To add to the difficulty of finding something new, I need a table that is not only longer, but also slightly less deep (I'm aiming for 10 inches) as the entryway hallway is not particularly wide. And since I'm married to Ted who is annoying about me spending money we don't have, it can't cost a fortune. So here's where I am right now:
$309 from

I know it's kind of bare-bones, but maybe that will make it sort of "disappear" against that wall. And it's only 10" deep which is narrow enough not to get in the way but wide enough to hold the silver tray that was a wedding present, and the green foo dogs that I love love love (eBay!!).

So what do you think? Will this work? Can you steer me to something better? Do you have a similar problem? Am I a moron? Wait, never mind that last one. Tune in soon for an update on the new bar and our first time putting it to use. Hilarity ensued.

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November 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Brilliant post, I'm back for part 3!

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