Basement Entry Before and After

I finally got an 'after' picture of my entry going downstairs to the basement, the light really glows in this picture. Its hard to see the detail of the coffee filter pendant.  Below you can see a sneak peak of my basement walls I painted in grey & white stripes.

I hung some pieces I've had for some time. My grandparent's Last Supper, they always had hanging up, my painting from college, the kids' art work and a poem my father-in-law had written many years ago. A good collection of old & new.

Here are some of my projects for this space:

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TGIF "The Goods I Find" Fall

This Friday I'm showcasing you some of The Goods I Find for the fall.
Happy Friday! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

This is a great piece! 30" Aged Silver mirror is available on-line at -

These handmade gold dishes are just the right size for keeping special jewelry. Since they are crafted by hand, each one is unique- 

If you just want to change your lamp shade, this multicolored heavy woven shade adds some fun & interest..available through Shades of Light -

Crate and Barrel Eyelash Pillow, 100% washed Linen cover, easy to remove with a hidden zipper, comes in great fall colors-


 Handmade of steel in Tennessee these letters can add some fun to your bar or game room, shown with an aged copper finish-


Great Finds! Gifts for You & Your Home under $50

I love Nate Berkus's collection at Target, he's pieces make references to nature and everything seems to work together, great earth tones. 14" bronze vase and this geometric grey pillow, very reasonable prices-

Better Homes & Garden carries a line of home furniture & accessories at Walmart. This comfy ottoman can be used in a kids space for extra seating, just $29.99 and store some of their books & magazines in this 15" tall galvanized pail just $10.

From Etsy, these handmade knit scarves only $15! Lots of different colors from


I came across these great monogram pouches, from Mark & Graham

These soy candles are all natural, made in Brooklyn, NY from West Elm

Also from West Elm, A treat for wine lovers. Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, these Rewined Candles evoke your favorite vintage with their subtle wine-inspired appearance and aroma. To create them, all-natural soy wax is hand poured into vessels made of repurposed wine bottles.