Our House: Altoids Anyone??
I have just completed phase 1 of overhauling the lower level hallway and family room at ‘Our House’! And I’m thrilled with the results. I have tons to show you, but this post is about just a little corner in the hallway that leads to the two bedrooms that are in lower level.
We found this vintage Altoid dispenser at a second hand shop someone runs out of their garage… sort of like a glorified garage sale I guess.
Actually, my husband spotted it. He loves old advertising things, and pretty much any kind of colorful, playful vintage kind of things… Guess it’s the ‘kid’ in him.
I don’t know how old this actually is, but it is super cute. It doesn’t presently work, but I haven’t tried to fix it either. There is a bullet hole in the plastic case just above the ‘e’ in ‘Chewing Gum’… guess it wasn’t working and someone was real desperate for an Altoid. But I’m glad to report that the Altoid dispenser held its own against the ‘bullet bully’ and has but a hole of a battle scar to show for it.
Above the Altoid dispenser I hung this wall mounted clock. To me, this corner almost has a ‘train depot’ feel, and on the wall opposite this corner is a world map… so that subtly goes with that suggestion of a theme.
This little corner is kind of cute now, and I love that it has just a little red to repeat from the carpet runner of the stairs. I’ve seriously ‘neutralized’ the family room and this hallway, but this is a fun way to visually connect the colors, In doing so, the flow smoothly continues from one room to the next.
I showed you the valance re-do in the family room, now the rest of the room is done, and I’m excited to show you the results… one project at a time, or as in this case, one corner at a time!
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Posted on February 28, 2013, in Furniture, Our House, Re-purposing, Uncategorized, Vignettes and tagged Altoids, clock, corner, decorate with a little bit, DecorateWithaLittleBit, dispenser, family room, hall, red, vintage. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.