Friday, June 11, 2010

Number 10 Hallway

Some time ago...a LONG time ago in fact, I mentioned that I was going to introduce you to Number 10, by way of a house tour.

I forgot to follow through. Sorry 'bout that.

So I'm here to make amends and I'd like to introduce you to a part of my front hallway.

Some years ago I went to an auction at a house where everything was being sold off and I picked up this old Singer sewing machine frame

I took it to a powder coater who stripped it back and coated it in this off-white colour.

MONT cut a top for it, which I painted...and it now sits happily in the front hallway.

The Mikasa bowl in the middle has some tiny IKEA lights in it that look lovely of an evening.

The lamp (one of a pair) was a bargain at a clearance place. I got both for $35.00.

The crystal bowl holding all of our keys was something I had in the cupboard...and the old rotary dial phone works and is used whenever we have a blackout. No, cordless phones don't work when there's no power my friends.

This little guy was a couple of dollars at Oswald Sealy

I can't guarantee which room will be next on the agenda...I'll just have to see what inspires me.


  1. Beautiful - I love the idea of the lights in the bowl and shall, most respectfully, be stealing it. :-)

  2. Be my guest...I am absolutely happy to share LIAPF.

  3. I love your sewing machine stand turned table and the lights in your bowl I imagine would look so pretty at night. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely home x

  4. Yes, definitely a great idea. I also like the Singer frame used as a hallway table

  5. What caught my eye (and you did not mention) was the wire framed torso standing sedately at the side of the table. There must be a story here !

  6. Thanks Amanda and Brismod. I love finding old things and giving them new jobs...

    White Dove, there is a story about the wire torso in the corner, but not a very interesting one I'm is one I will tell though in a later post.
    Stay tuned.

  7. I love the singer sewing machine stand. Looks great painted white.

  8. You've inspired me... one day I'II pull out the one sitting in my mum and dads shed and give it a paint job. Well done Lesley it looks great.

  9. Lesley, your hallway is gorgeous! I love your sewing machine table and that bowl of lights looks wonderful lit up! Thank you for sharing this beautiful part of your home:) Hope you have a fabulous weekend ~ Tina xx


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