I was blog inspired!

I visited Micah over at The Yellow Front Door, then Stephanie at The Vintage Glitter House, and finally Britt at
A Penny Saved.  They made me fall in love with yellow all over again!

I'm going to show you my foyer - well I guess it's a foyer - it's pretty open to the house but I'm still calling it one.  When we built, we decided to not do a coat closet here because it would eat up too much floor space.  So my Mom found this big mirrored cabinet for I believe $80 at an antique store in town. 

It was perfect.  It has a big closet rod in it and all our coats fit perfectly.  However, I'm just not a wood grained girl.  I've had this piece for 2 years and I've constantly thought about painting it.  People always say no no no - don't paint wood.  Well it's really not nice wood.  Finally after seeing all the yellow blogs, I decided the heck with it - I'm painting this baby yellow!  I'm cheering up my entry way!

So here she is now.  I am in LOVE this cabinet.

As soon as you walk in the front door it's the first thing you see.  With my turquoise walls it just pops, but I think in a good way.  It's totally my style.

(Despite the sign - pick pockets & loose women do not live here!)

I had a big debate with myself - age it or leave it freshly painted?!?  What to do, what to do...  I decided to live with it a few days and I think I'm going to leave it fresh.  I'm afraid aging will play with the color too much, and I'm really happy with it right now.  Plus, with my son in the house, every piece of furniture gets aged by him!

While I was at it - I thought I'd share the rest of the foyer.

When you walk in the front door these are to the left.  The top picture we got for Christmas and we were THRILLED with it.  It was sold at an auction & some how made its way back to Jade's family.  They don't collect antiques, so it was passed to us.  It is a military base, and just so happens to have his Grandpa Aubrey in it - so priceless.  Then we have a huge stain glass window that is also very cool from my Mom.

I have a bowl of black & white letters - these look great throughout the house in bowls or trays.

I also have a glass head I adore.  My sisters & I all have them, and they are fun to fill with ornaments, candy corn, you name it - we do it all.

I'm linking up to:

Furniture Feature Fridays

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special