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Monday, January 9, 2012

Entry Makeover Reveal.


I mentioned a while back that I was doing an entry makeover . I finished it before Christmas but finally got a chance to photograph it today. I can't believe I didn't do this long ago. What was there before did not suit the style of my home at all. Now it seems to flow with the rest of the space!

Here it was before!


Peeling off that wallpaper!


Next we added a shelf of sorts using some leftover scraps of wood and trim.


Once the wallpaper was off, I primed the walls and gave them a coat of white paint. 
Then, I taped off some stripes. My brain is not wired for those kinds of calculations so I was a tad frustrated! (If you've done this before, you can relate.) I know they look wonky and unevenly spaced but that's how you do it!



On goes the paint! Two coats. 

I had intended go for a very subtle soft blue-grey. The contrast ended up being a bit more than I wanted  but all in all, I am happy with the result! 

I think the biggest change was the decision to paint the door white. After one coat, I knew it was the right decision. It had really been sticking out like a sore thumb.


We added some hooks that my dad gave me. They were from and old piece and were old and rusted. Steph freshened them up with some black spray paint. The wainscoting was already there. It was my first project with a miter saw, a while back! We picked up the piano bench at a thrift store. Perfect for storing hats and mitts and to sit when putting boots on.




I would still like to add some sort of shade on the window, a bench seat or even a soft patterned pillow and, of course, a mirror. Gotta check yourself out before heading out the door!

What do you think of the freshened up little space?

65 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful! I love the horizontal stripes.

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  2. How did you do the coat rack? What pieces of wood scraps did you use to make it and how was it attached to the wall? I know a lot of questions, but it looks simple enough and I've been trying to find a solution for my front door area and this looks perfect!!

    Kayleigh
    @ The Gotta Have It Girl

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  3. What a pretty makeover! And good call on painting the door white - huge improvement! I love the hooks :)

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  4. Your new entryway looks so fresh and lovely!

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  5. an entryway makeover is on my goals list for this year. i love your stripes and the door looks so great--so much brighter.

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  6. Beautiful! I've never met a striped wall I didn't like. Nice touch on the "shelf" with hooks. You must love walking in that door! :-)

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  7. What a great transformation! I love the stripe. The space looks so fresh now.

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  8. what a difference! it looks amazing,jane! love the colors!

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  9. I love your entry way makeover!!! I'm going to do horizontal stripes by my bench in our mudroom, I just love stripes!

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  10. It's beautiful, Jane! So calm and inviting. I just learned how to use a miter saw too...oh, the possibilities!

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  11. So pretty and clean looking. What a great appetizer before entering the rest of your home. I'd love to do stripes somewhere, someday.

    Have a great week.
    Erin

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  12. that's exactly what i want to do to my bathroom/laundry room - what are the colours you used?? thanks!

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  13. It turned out beautiful!! I love the stripes (of course) and the gray.

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  14. It's gorgeous! You've got me thinking about my entry now...

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  15. Really pretty space! Great job!

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  16. Perfection, as always! (c: I am such a big fan of the wide stripes, they just look so fantastic, especially in small spaces like entryways or halls! Another slam dunk, my dear...and super functional, my favorite part! (c:

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  17. Beautiful!!! Love the fresh stripes. I've been dreaming of painting striped banding for a while now...but my brain isn't wired for that kind of math either. So I've been procrastinating ;)

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  18. absolutely gorgeous! those stripes are great!

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  19. Oh, it looks great! I love the door white...definitely the right decision!

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  20. Looks great jane! I have gray and white stripes almost exactly like that in my hall so I'm partial. Love the hook rack too!

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  21. It looks so bright and fresh! Love that you decided to go white with the door - it really is so bright and fresh!

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  22. I really like it. The hooks fit great with how you did the stripes. It's nice and bright, great job :-)

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  23. so fresh and inviting.... love the hooks too!

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  24. Gorgeous! Love the colour, stripes, and coat rack - and the piano bench is such a great find. Awesome job!

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  25. Hey Jane, You did an amazing job!! Looks so much bigger and brighter. Love the colour choice!

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  26. Your makeover looks great! It definitely brightened up the space.

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  27. Love how this turned out Jane! The stripes are my fav. Great choice to go with the white on the door totally finishes the space.

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  28. wow! I love this! Great job! I'm just working on plans for my little guys 'big boy room' and am going to be doing similar colour and scale stripes in his closet (which I'm turning into a reading nook). Great to see them on yoru site because now I know I LOVE it.
    You hooks look great built up like that. I love the whole thing. Great job.
    Will be posting plans for the 'big boy' room on my blog later today if you want to check it out :)

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  29. It looks great. What a big change white paint makes. Love those stripes.

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  30. This is SOOO beautiful! I love the subtle stripes and the fresh white door. My brain is also not wired for that kind of calculation, so I feel your pain! Great results though!

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  31. I love this and have just highlighted it as inspiration today on my blog :). Thanks!
    http://visualmeringue.blogspot.com/2012/01/big-boy-room-for-my-little-guy.html

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  32. Oh I just love the stripes! You did a fantastic job. Thank you for passing by today and telling me about your snuggly Boston! I simply can't wait :)
    Nancy xo

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  33. I love the stripes and that color is pretty. I am doing some stripes in my laundry. Check out my design plan its featuring horizontal stripes too!

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  34. Nice! It looks fantastic. Have you about putting contact paper on the front door window like they did here http://7thhouseontheleft.com/2011/08/window/

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  35. Beautiful! Now I'm all inspired :)

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  36. Gorgeous! Wow what a difference!

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  37. I am not a big fan of stripes but this makeover is GORGEOUS! I love it. It looks fresh and modern and doesn't look like other entrys. LOVE the gray and the white door. Perfection. You should be proud!

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  38. Awesome transformation!! I can totally relate to the difficulty wrapping your brain around those stripes equations.

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  39. Gorgeous! The stripes look so classic with the wainscotting, I love it.

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  40. What a wonderful transformation! Looks fantastic!

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  41. Looks great, Jane! Love the stripes :)

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  42. I am LOVING the stripes and how you worked the hooks into the stripe pattern! Just perfect! Your house is really coming along! Love it! {hugs}

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  43. I love it! You're right - painting the door was a great decision! Enjoy your newly brightened space. :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  44. The stripes look amazing! I love the addition of the wood trim and hooks too!

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  45. This is beautiful Jane! Quite a transformation - lovely!!

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  46. I LOVE the stripes...and completely sympathize with the stress of calculating them!!! Great job, girlie!!

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  47. Gorgeous!!! I'm always so inspired by your style!!!

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  48. I'm so digging this!! I love the way you used the wood for the hooks, and how it repeats the stripes you incorporated as well. So fresh and pretty. Well done!!

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  49. GORGEOUS! Great job ... I just love stripes. Period. And, I really like the moulding that is holding the hooks. What a lovely touch.

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  50. Your new entry looks wonderful! I love it!

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  51. You are frigging brilliant! That looks amazing! I love every inch of it!

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  52. It looks awesome!! I love the stripes!

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  53. Looks wonderful! I'm too scared to try stripes, but you made it look easy!

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  54. Super duper love! It looks great. Isn't it hard to photograph the entry? Mine is a similar size and I've never gotten a good photo. It will also be so handy to have those hooks for guests. Is that entry heated? Ours isn't, so sometimes it's a bit too cold to keep our coats out there.

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  55. Ooo, I'm late to give you some comment love but the entry looks fabulous! The grey stripes are so pretty - I like how wide you made them.

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  56. Jane,

    It looks awesome! Great job! I know that was a lot of hard work!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Come link up over at my place today if you can! You could win a $5 Starbucks card!
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/17/need-inspiration-wild-wednesdays/

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  57. Great job. I will be featuring your makeover at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much

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  58. I love your home! It has so much character. The foyer turned out great with the stripes and trim! Awesome job!

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)