Project Reveal and a Vintage French Balance

1.09.2014

I wish I had taken a picture of the piece of furniture that was in this space before. I never shared it with y'all because it was just plain and ugly and was a spot that collected stuff. It was a computer armoire and it held the desk top computer in it which we were no longer using. So out with the old and in with the new from shopping the house plus a vintage balance from France.

I am so thrilled with how this little area looks now. This chest used to be in the great room.
It is the perfect size in this nook.

Here is a reminder of the yellow walls.

And now the new fresh off white color of Linen White by Benjamin Moore paints. And I love having this chest here now with a lamp that I can keep on in this dark space. The picture was in my hoarding stash room so I was glad to have a new spot for it.

This is an antique balance that I bought in France and am displaying it on this chest.

It has a few scratches on the wood, but that is to be expected with an old piece. This was sitting on the bottom shelf with a bunch of other dirty dusty things and I am so glad I spied it.

I was thrilled when I opened the drawer and found that it still had most of the weights.

These are the two larger weights.

When I  bought this the lever was broken and in the drawer. I was hoping it could easily be repaired and thank goodness my smart hubby and step son were able to solder it together.

Now there is a spot to put our keys if we need to, but these decorative ones will do,

This is the wall next to the door where we come in the garage. I have had this rack from Pottery Barn for many years. I just have a couple of decorative aprons, two of my paint aprons, and a cutting board hanging here.

This is what we see when we enter the house.
So glad to have this area more presentable now.

One project down and more to go.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a guest blogger's fabulous favorite room.

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50 comments:

  1. Looks great Kim. You sure found some unique pieces on your trip.

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  2. Looks wonderful Kim!! Love the balance.....such a treasure!~~Angela

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  3. That area turned out great Kim. I love that French balance! You found some wonderful treasures when you were in France.

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  4. A beautiful area to see when you enter your home from the garage!!..Love the new color and obviously really love the balance!…yes, it was a great find!!..the chest is perfect in that area!!

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  5. So much for refreshing! Love that balance.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  6. Looks great Kim...I love the way that chest looks in there! You found some great treasures in France.

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  7. I love this area! The wall color is so fresh and I love the dresser and scale. Great finds and perfectly styled!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  8. Wow! What a unique find Kim! That was a great score. Love the walls with the new color. Great job!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  9. Isn't it wonderful what a fresh coat of paint can do? I love what you have done, looks great! What a sweet find the antique scale is! I love to see what you show us from France!
    Nancy

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  10. Looks great Kim! Love your scale, such a great find!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. The new look is really pretty and I love the scale!

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  12. Looks great Kim! Now I am thinking... we had one of those balances , with the weights in the drawer when I was a child. Where did it go?
    Awaiting more reveals...

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  13. Kim, I LOVE the small chest, it has great patina and the French balance with weights was the perfect addition. Benjamin Moore linen is the perfect creamy white makes a great backdrop

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  14. That is such a pretty spot now! I know it will come in handy when you come inside from the garage. If that were in my house, I bet it would quickly become a drop spot for keys, purse, wallet etc. I'm not sure if it would stay so clean. LOL! Love the new balance you found. It reminds me of the one mom had except smaller.

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  15. What great piece Kim, it adds so much charm and has character with its age. I enjoy seeing everyone's treasures from the France trip.

    Cynthia

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  16. That space is perfection ~ everything is just right. I loved your little leaf dish and old keys and thought, I should get a little dish like that. Then I remembered (!) I have a dish just like that in gold and I have a bunch of vintage keys! Thank you for the inspiration today!

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  17. Beautiful job, Kim! I love the new wall color!!

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  18. what an amazing find. Love that scale. Let me know when it makes it to the hoarder room...I will come over.

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  19. Just perfect! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  20. Looks great. And I love the colorful picture, can you tell me who the artist is?

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  21. Looks great. And I love the colorful picture, can you tell me who the artist is?

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  22. This is such a lovely spot: I love the new wall colour, the chest and the scale. You were lucky to have most of the weights. They are often more expensive than the scales themselves here!

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  23. Your space is very nice. Each element works well with each other. What a great first view when you come into the house.

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  24. Beautiful! It’s now a warm and inviting space. I used the same color paint in my entry.

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  25. You gave that misused spot in your home a new lease on life! Love the antique scales, and that artwork is very Tres Chic!

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  26. Love your new space it's warm and inviting. The antique scales are terrific.
    Mary

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  27. Kim,
    The space looks great. The antique scale is so unique and great. Love that find you got in France.
    Kris

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  28. Wonderful and I love that scale, the little weights were an extra bonus to have!

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  29. This is a perfect spot for that chest and I love the new color too! Totally jealous of that great antique scale :) What an awesome find!

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  30. Such a great new look and I would imagine you'll love having the chest there for easy storage of things that you grab coming and going out the door!

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  31. That area look fabulous and the chest is perfect there. Great scales too, super find. Hugs, Marty

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  32. I LOVE the idea of a chest there, perfect for storing hats, gloves etc. Except you probably don't need many of them:) That area looks SO nice now and I love the new "balance". Never knew they called them that. You are one amazing girl!

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  33. Love this area and the paint color...the "balance" was a wonderful find!

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  34. Wow, I LOVE the new scale ... and, great wall color, too! Glad to see your picture came back out, too!

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  35. Kim - looks great - the linen white ... so much better. love the antique scale too. very cool.

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  36. Love that chest in the nook. The weights remind me of my childhood. A friend's mom had them and I had always loved them. The paint is so pretty, and can I just say that the lamp is really chic.

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  37. Kim, this looks fabulous! I love the French weights.

    I am looking forward to seeing more!

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  38. Wonderful, Kim! I have a thing for little dressers. They always look so pretty tucked here and there. And a great place to stash "junk"! LOVE the weights!

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  39. Kim, I love the changes you've made in your entry, and I think you'll find that chest so convenient in that spot. The new wall color makes everything look so clean and bright (along with that pretty lamp!) And your new scale was a fabulous find!

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  40. Hi Kim, Can you tell me the name of the artist of the picture above your chest? I just love those three on the bikes! Thanks!

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  41. Looks incredible - it is absolutly perfect, Kim. Well done.

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  42. What a pretty little spot! I LOVE that chest :)

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  43. It all looks beautiful Kim! Love hearing about your treasures that you brought back from France. :-)
    Vanessa

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  44. I'm loving this! What a great spot to welcome you from the garage. The little chest, balance and weights are perfect in that spot.. Cute, cute print. Love the colors.

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  45. your chest is gorgeous

    wait
    that didn't come out right...

    but seriously
    that whole space
    just look fantastic

    and those weights?

    what a fun discovery!

    i've brought back
    Fridays Unfolded for 2014
    and would love for you to stop by!

    Alison
    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

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  46. It truly looks great Kim and what a great find on that Balance!!!! Perfect!

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  47. Love how this area turned out! Beautiful piece of furniture,it looks perfect there.Love that scale too! You have a great eye for finding beautiful treasures!
    xx
    Anne

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  48. This type of balance is used for jewelry. Love this blog

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