The Entryway

The entryway is finished!  In the future, we would love to darken the oak banisters, add hardwood floors, crown molding, new lighting, & a beautiful leaded glass wood door, but for now, we are calling it done!

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When you walk in the front door, you see my $10 Goodwill Mirror, $15 Craigslist Dresser, & Entry Art

{Entry Art}

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Click here to learn how we dressed up the entry with chunky chair rail & wainscoting.

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We added more chair rail & wainscoting in the upstairs hallway, along with a gallery wall of family photos.  Right now, the pictures are black & white, color, & sepia.  We made this gallery wall from framed pictures that came from various rooms in our old house, which explains why they are all different colors!  I do plan on updating the pictures & changing them over to all sepia in the near future!

{Gallery Wall}

From the upstairs looking down, you can see the Canela Tree, Black Front Door, Coat Hook, Bench, & Painted Rug.

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And, just to remind you, this is how the space started out:

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21 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks stunning. YOur layout is almost the same as mine too. I can see through your pics how nice our floor will look when finished. I don't blame you for taking a break, it looks finished right now. I wasn't going to take my wainscoting up the stairs but I see from yours how gorgeous it looks so I might now! thanks for sharing, you have given me the motivation to keep moving on it all. We're starting to flag now, lol. Take care, Sally xxx

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  2. Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your little girl! You are going to enjoy it so much. I love your entry and stairs. Especially, the dresser and mirror. It looks great! I hope to do a gallery wall someday.

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  3. It looks AWESOME! I love all of the wainscoting. You did a fabulous job. I love our hardwood, I do, but sometimes I dream of having tile like yours--it is so much easier to clean. I cannot keep our wood floors clean, and our entry way has lots of natural light--you see every piece and dirt and smudge. Learn from me, don't put in dark hardwood! :D

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  4. It is just beautiful Wendy!! I totally want to do something like this in my entry and you are inspiring me to get to it. :-) Can't wait to see the tutorial! Thanks for sharing it at Inspiration Friday~
    Vanessa

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  5. It looks really great. I especially love that dresser. I will have to check that post out next. I love your color scheme too. Feminine but not too girly!

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  6. The after is so nice! Love that striped rug!

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  7. Such a pretty foyer! Fabulous job, thanks for linking up!
    XO
    Kristin

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  8. Wow - that is a ginourmous foyer to decorate! I love what you've done with it - the wainscoting really adds so much character!

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  9. Wow your changes are great. I love the molding and black front door.

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  10. Love, love, love! Such an amazing transformation ...

    ... would you be willing to share at our multi-blog "Imagine the Impossibilities" link party? It's live until midnight CST Friday.

    Here's the link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/

    Thanks,
    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  11. WOW! Fantastic job! I love your framed artwork of doors, very neat. I just made over my foyer as well and I know how nice it feels to open up the door and feel such a sense of accomplishment!
    Amy@homehappyhome.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the dresser and mirror. It just looks great. YOu did such a good job putting it all together. Love the chair rail. Great decorating.
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  13. Fantastic! I love the wainscoting that you added, and had to smile when I saw the photos of the doors, because I took some photos just like the, and am planning on framing them up in my house. :-). Great minds, right?

    Thanks for linking up to my first Room Evolution party! Look forward to seeing more!

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  14. I’m sorry it took me so long to get to your « Impossibility Challenge » post – this thing called “work” got in the way! But I’m here now and it’s great to read about your entry hall makeover. It's a lovely space and it looks really welcoming now. I love the gallery art and the wainscot. What a great job!
    Congratulations on making your impossibility possible!

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  15. Wow - great thrift shop finds transformed! The black front door is stunning and that painted rug is great! Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities Challenge. New follower!
    Kelly

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  16. BEAUTIFUL!! Don't you just love a good Goodwill find?!?

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah

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  17. This is just gorgeous! I am coveting your blue dresser, and I think the entry artwork is fantastic.

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  18. I found your blog while goggling the paint color Toasted Almond! Glad I found you. You have given me beautiful ideas.

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  19. I found your blog while goggling the paint color Toasted Almond! Glad I found you. You have given me beautiful ideas.

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