Sunday, January 29, 2012

Entryway Redo

Have you ever just grown tired of a room? I did, it was my entry and as we all know thats the impression you give guests when they come to visit. The first impression! I felt my "first impression" was revealing that it was tired. When we moved into this home 13 years ago the owners had redone the house completely from head to toe, the problem is that it was barbies pink palace. From the pink raw silk drapes that hung in every room, to the expensive plush pink carpet. We has small children so we lived with the new carpet, but the pink wall paper and drapes had to go. The entry paper was removed and I painted the walls a bright green color and glazed it with black. I liked it..and for 13 years I kept it. But now it was tired and I was wanting it gone. I wanted something lighter..something that opened up my entry. I ended up picking lots of earthtones. As my husband says its all browns.. I perfer earthtones. Anyway this is what I came home with:








Six beautiful earthtones..my husband than went on a quest to match each of these samples to other rooms in out home. He failed..lol..I know what I have and these were all different!





After making the decision, primer went up and hubby proclaimed "there's no going back now"





The winner was Eddie Bauer "Fig"


Thinking I am loving the color against the wainscotting!




Before with the green/black color






After..yup..in love!














Everything just pops on the walls now!









Before







After









Not bad for a weekend project! Of course we still need to go up the stairs and the landing, add wainscotting along the stairs and restain the handrail. We also need a new front door, but this is a start and I am thrilled! Thanks for stopping by!


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9 comments:

Diana said...

It looks great! I really like your new color. We have 1970's painted grasscloth on unprimed walls (ugh ugh and triple ugh) in our foyer that I am anxious to remove, but scared of how difficult it might be to get off.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

It appears as you and I were on the same quest last week, and we each bought about the same amount of paint samples, although when I counted last I had 12 sample cans. :-/ I love your color, and I remember looking at it when I was searching for my own color. It looks like a whole new home. Great job!

chateau chic said...

The color you chose really gives an updated look. Transforms your whole entry.
Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Love the color! Your entry looks beautiful! I'm now a follower!

mrshinesclass said...

Amazing what paint can do! Your entry looks so fresh and modern. I agree that the color really stands out with the trim work.

Sharon

Pamela said...

What a great redo! It looks fabulous!

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful! I like the white accents with the new color.

I'm a new follower...stopped by from Debbiedoo's. So glad I found your blog.

Stop by and say hi when you can!

Pat

Brandi said...

Wow! What a huge difference! Love the new wall color!

Michelle said...

love it!