Decor Diaries: Re-doing an Ugly Entranceway

by mehak on October 4, 2012

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Want to see the ugliest entrance way possible into a home? Check out what you see when you enter my house ,and I cant do anything about it. The annoying thing is that this little alcove has so much potential, but there are serious limitations to what I can do with it because of two thing:

  • There is a huge ass ugly invertor kept here which cannot be moved anywhere else. Firstly it weights about 40 kg, and secondly it needs to be near the mains of the house.
  • Moreover, the invertor HAS to be in that ugly white plastic  thingie because it emits fumes. The fumes corrode wood, and everthing  else except plastic so I cant just put it inside a pretty wooden box.
  • There is a switchboard which controls the electricity of the house and once again nothing can be done about it! Ugh! Aweful.

So here is what i did

  • Bought a console which just about fits on top of the invertor (It’s not an ideal situation, but at least your eye doesn’t directly hit the invertor)
  • A pretty mirror (yes i love mirrors) goes on top of the switch board to hide it
  • A vase with flowers sits on top of the console and kind of ties the two items together. This is the same vase i showed in the drawing room earlier, but im going to get something similar here as well!

 

 

 

This floral mirror was an impulse purchase. I was travelling to Ludhiana to meet family and saw this little shop there, with the cutest things ! This set me back only 900 bucks !

The carved console is from Amar Colony Furniture Market. I liked the floral detailing on the tiles and the cute knob. You cant see it in this picture but the edges have small mirrors as well This costed : Rs 4500/-

Artificial flowers and vase are from PURE in Ambience Mall Gurgaon. Absolutely love this- its the same vase in my drawing room!  Price: Vase costed about 700 i think, the flowers another 1500 Rs !

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Shikha October 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

That so pretty!!! I always want a semi circle console, I love flower knobs too…. Makeup addicts love mirror…. Mirror mirror on the wall who is prettiest of us all…

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komal October 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

This is like freaking home improvement of blogs ;) I LOVE it

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mehak October 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

HAHAHA !! Love yours too btw and addicted to your videos !

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tannima October 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

those knobs are so pretty…
and the floral mirror is very cute… you are superb at this….
total transformation :D

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Kritika October 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

So adorable !! Love that mirror!

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Gunjan October 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Bee-you-tee-ful…!!!! Totally camouflaged! Had it not been for the ‘before’ pic, NOBODY would’ve been able to guess this! Hahaha…

And, i SO love the mirror!!!!! So…ooo pretty and girly!!! :D

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mehak October 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Thanks G!

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Gunjan October 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Tell u what… i always end my letters with ‘G’ !!! Hahahah

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bawa October 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Your solutions are great!

In Spain there is a range of furniture stuff for covering the lights and mains…google images “tapa cuadros de luz”.

And another range to cover radiators which also might work for invertors? google images “cubre radiadores”

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mehak October 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

OOh lucky you guys !!! We have NOTHING here!

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shruti October 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

i luvv d mirror..its a steal for d price

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Nisha October 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Great yar, you got such beautiful imagination and creativity. I request you to do interior for my new house. Seriously, I don’t have this skill. But I will steal your sofa for sure!

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mehak October 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

Haha neither do i…just experimenting with stuff and u learn.

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Ash October 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Wow! Very creative! It looks amazing!

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Chunchun October 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Good job.. I think you can put some more knick knacky things on the console..like a Buddha head

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mehak October 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm

OMG! Its so freaky you said that. I have a buddha head with 3 tealight candles tucked away to be put around!

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FashionPhD October 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

i LOVE that mirror dude!

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mehak October 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I KNEW you would..yknow what…remember those floral print boxes u pinned on interest…tht u want? Iv bene wanting those FOREVER. I finally found similar ones guess where- FOrest Essentials !! Except id have to buy the products inside to get the whole box. :p So the closest thing to the floral print boxes was this mirror

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ayesha October 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

kudos to u gal. i am also in the process of doing up our new house (we are a family of four. me, my hubby, my two sons – 5 yrs n 7 mnths)
we are shifting to our new place soon… interiors are going on. infact today only v wet 2 finalize the mirror for my console. shud get it soon. wud lov 2 share pics if u want LOL

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Shehla October 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

Sure SHOW ME !!! I love mirrors!

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mehak October 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

SAhow me tooO!

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ayesha October 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

cool. soon :) you also keep these posts comin mehak.

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Pooja@IBC October 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Oh That’s lovely combo the floral mirror and that table go so well together! I have to have to check out Amar colony mkt now!

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mehak October 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

you MUST pooja ! Its amazing! You will find a ton of these things there.

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Ansh@VNA October 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm

well as others i’m loving that mirror too!

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coralcrue October 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

wow! I just love what you have done to this space. The mirror is so charming, love roses!! You clever little girl. Pat on your back. :)

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Bhumika October 5, 2012 at 3:21 am

loved the transformation..the mirror looks fab..

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seraphicgirl October 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

those are some major changes!

AweSOME!

also, remember how you were talking about a painting for your home? Now I have a link on my site where I have put up my paintings. This is the link-
http://longislandfashionterritory.blogspot.in/p/my-art.html

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thevowsandbeyond October 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

Bravo Mehak! Job well done!!

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Ruchi Sharma October 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

this decor idea is just perfect. You used your good creative side.

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amanpreet October 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

Hi ,
mehak very nicly decorated .
I like mirror very much .Please can u tell me Shop in Ludhiana as i am also from Ludhiana but currently in pune .But I will in ludhiana in end of oct .please reply.

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Marathi Weddings October 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

Too good Mehak! Loved the mirror.

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Sumathi October 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

That is such a cool idea.. and I love the mirror… it’s so pretty :)

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renu October 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

beautifully done Mehak.
So creative. I’m going to look for ideas on your blog once I own a house myself.

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Nishi October 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

Hey Mehak!! Now thats some serious talent!
The console is so great and just 4500 bucks! I love it … and the mirror is fabulous!
Congrats on your now beautiful entranceway!! :)

Luv
Nishi

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Riya October 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

Really perfect makeover. Neat execution!

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GK October 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

wonderful.. loved hte mirror. you wont belive i am looking for a mirror with a nice frame for the past one year.. havent been able to find one in dark brown colour yet :(

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mehak October 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Try Hauz Khaz Village!

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a4akanksha October 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

wow..i liked the idea of replacing the battery..mirror is so pretty…will suit in bedroom also :)

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sweetashoney October 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

You have done an amazing job! I love it alot!
The mirror is stunning!!!

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Kavita October 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

it’s awesome transformation…love the floral mirror.All look so pretty!!!

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shalini October 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

fabulous job there !!! love ur posts !

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Kejal October 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Oohhh! the mirror is soo pretty!

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Butterfly October 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Smaty pants :) ;)
The mirror is an absolute stroke of genius.

BTW, didn’t know you were a storyteller too. (The new song from Rani Mukherjee’s Aiyyaa, “Mehek bhi kahani sunati hai”) :P

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mehak October 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Oh no. Not another usage of my name, i find my name on the wierest places. Eg: Mens underwear company.Its true.

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Tanmayee October 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

loved the flowers…look so natural :)

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ramya October 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

the mirror and flower vase combination so pretty

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madhu October 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

clever girl….i looooove da mirror!

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rids October 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

a job well done !!! mirror is uber cute !!!! n

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Crazy Indian Bride October 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Absolutly love that mirror!!!!

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Yasmeen October 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

An interior designer’s thumbs-up! :)

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mehak October 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

OOOOh! Thank yoU!

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Tashu October 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

OMG!!! I cudnt have even imagined any of the two ideas!!! VERY VERY CREATIVE and Genius :D

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Richa Saxena October 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

I loved the mirror..Very cute..And you can see the dil ki chaabi from there!

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shivangi October 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I am dying to move to a new flat and start with the decoration!

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DrSukanya@FewUnnecessaryStuff October 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

very pretty ! :)

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Preiti October 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Why don’t you make a fake cupboard like thing on top of the switchboard so it’ll be covered and will look like a tiny key cupboard but only you;ll know its a switchboard behind it!

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philamazan October 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm

love love the mirror…

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Nidhi October 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Hey Mehak! Gr8 idea.. gives me a nice idea to do with my inverter.. although I dont have space enough for a console.. :) Thanks!

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Nez October 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Super smart! Kudos :D

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Meenu October 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

I can see your future… the budding interior designer…
really, you have transformed that area of your house into a beautiful place…

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Harman October 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Oh my God! I did not even notice the battery under the table! Amazing work :)

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Fathima Abdul Kader May 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Mehak Mehak..! yOU are WHIZ!! thats an awesome idea you did there!!

*Hatsoff*

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Mitra June 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

love the center table, in fact have been looking for something similar..any particular shop in amar colony?

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mehak June 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

nope there are these small furniture shops all of them have the same kind of vintage things

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raminder April 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

I want this console table can I buy online

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