You guys have heard me complain over and over (and over and over) about how awkward and poorly-scaled our entryway is. The mirror is all wrong for the space, the console is too low (though much better sized than the last piece we had!) and the whole area just drives me insane.
Well, all of that has changed my friends. The area still isn’t perfect, but thanks to a random trip to HomeGoods this weekend, we are one (huge) step closer to a properly-proportioned entryway.
Let me set the scene for you – we were wandering around in HomeGoods on Friday night hoping to be inspired and come up with a brilliant idea for our first Creating With the Stars project. We were in the wall art section when we turned the corner and saw the most giant, rustic, amazing clock I’ve ever laid eyes on. I stopped in my tracks, jaw dropped, and told myself there was no way it would fit in our budget. With how huge it was (and how expensive this sort of thing is, even at HomeGoods), I was expecting it to cost at least $250, if not more.
And then I saw the price tag. And it said $99. And we just happened to have an extra hundred-ish dollars in Corey’s wallet thanks to some furniture we recently sold on good ol’ Craigslist. So, we snatched it up and headed home with it…and I’m pretty in love with how it looks.
It’s gorgeous, right? I have always had a huge thing for oversized clocks, but they’re typically very traditional in style and I’ve had a really hard time finding one that I really truly loved. But this one? Right up my alley. I’m obsessed.
The giant scale definitely helps this whole area feel a bit more cohesive, and the console doesn’t look quite as awkwardly short as it did before! The console still probably won’t be a “forever” piece here as we’re still hunting for that perfect antique sideboard to go in that spot, but I think that with this new clock I can live with this console for a bit longer!
What’s your stance on oversized clocks? Love ’em or hate ’em? Ever been surprised by the price of something at HomeGoods?