We have this little slice of wall in our kitchen between the basement door and the entrance to the foyer and, you guys, it’s kind of scandalous…it was totally naked.
Not just the bare wall, needed something hung on it kind of naked, but naked naked.
It felt oddly purposeless to me and I kept thinking it needed something – furniture, art, something. But it’s also the passthrough from the mudroom to the family room so things still needed to flow.
I’ve been fiddling around with different pieces and ideas the past few months and here’s where I’ve finally, and happily, landed!
The console table is super narrow and doesn’t get in the way of people walking through the kitchen. Unless, of course, you are me and constantly bang your feet/shins/thighs into furniture. There’s nothing short of a padded room that is completely safe for this girl. But for the average, non-clumsy person, the table is a perfect fit.
I’ve been mooning over black windowpane mirrors for ages now and finally bit the bullet and made one for above the console.
There is a wall of windows directly across the kitchen from the windowpane mirror and I love how it mimics the look and also bounces back light from the real windows.
I’ll dish details on where the console table came from – if you’ve been around for awhile you might recognize it – and will share the full tutorial on the mirror later this week.
This poor wall has regained its confidence now that it is no longer a poor naked wretch. Welcome to the light, little wall!
You can read my other recent posts about our kitchen-update-in-progress here:
Maximizing Vertical Space in the Kitchen
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Julia @cuckoo4design says
Perfect for that wall. I love the colorful art too.
Thanks, Julia :) My husband painted that years ago (like maybe high school) but I’ve always loved the colors!
The mirror is so great for reflecting the light from the windows and a skinny console is so hard to find. Looks great!
Thanks, Sarah! I’ve had the console for so many years now and there always seems to be a space for a skinny little table like that :)
Cassie Bustamante says
it looks perfect! love the mirror and the color of its frame- the black makes the mirror really pop and hsine!
I’m a little obsessed with this particular black. I use it for everything lately!
That mirror is beautiful! It looks great there! Perfect!
Thanks, Ashley! I’ve wanted one for so long!
Aimee H says
Perfectly done and love the black. Wish I could come up with things so easily! I was going to ask about the art print as well. Love that it has meaning to you.
I found it in the basement at my in-laws house years ago and was like, “Why is this hidden in a drawer?!” I just love the colors.
Rachel Rardon says
Fabulous. That console table really is perfect. I hope you’ll be sharing the details on that wonderful bench too!
Oh my goodness – can’t remember if I even blogged about that. Will have to check my archives. It was an odd little stool I found at the dump years ago and painted and upholstered!
Kristin Cadwallader says
Looks really great! Great styling!
Thanks, my dear :)
This is GOOD, REAL GOOD!!!
Thanks so much, Patty :)
Can’t wait for the mirror tutorial!
Thank you! Should be either tomorrow or Friday :)
sarah m dorsey says
Love it!! Especially the scale of the mirror!
Thanks! I wanted a big one so it almost looked like a window!
Pam @ Simple Details says
Wow, that looks fab! I was expecting maybe a piece of art! :)
Go big or go home, girl ;) …but then I think you know that after that kitchen reveal today!
Bethany DeVore says
It looks great there! I love how the mirror really opens the room up even more. I’m a klutz too, I’m constantly running into furniture. Glad I’m not alone! :)
We can be bruised-soul-sisters :)
The poor naked wretch has never looked better. I’m reminded of that scene in Pretty Woman when she gets made over. Can you work this magic on people?! (Asking for a friend. #notme)
Ugh, I wish – I need a personal makeover!