The entry makeover was a bit of cottage chich meets beachy chic!
First, I want to show you guys our foyer “after” the DIY project!
I think an entry way should be welcoming and give a hint to the personality of the rest of the home.
In the spirit of the changes I’ve been doing in our little house I wanted to paint everything that was stained…
But the crown molding scared me to death! It had a piece of dentil molding smack in the center. This heavy molding goes from the foyer and into the den.
I could not imagine painting between hundreds of those tiny dentils. (I’m told that is what those little wooden rectangles are called, “dentils”…hummmm?)
Anyhoo, The Husband to the rescue. As usual. That man loves to fix things for me which is a darn good thing ’cause I neeeeed lots of things fixed.
The crown molding was made with several different molding pieces. He took down the dentil part of the molding. We put letters on the moldings and on the wall so we’d remember where all the pieces went when we were putting them back…
Then he painted them and turned them upside down so the dentils were no longer showing (the little dentils are underneath the top piece of molding leaving the bottom of that molding sticking out)! The moldings fit back into place perfectly and I didn’t have to worry with those bizillion little bothersome dentils! Can you tell which piece is the upside down dentil molding?
This was the biggest help throughout the whole painting process. I know lots of people love the look of dentil molding but it’s a little formal for my super casual taste so I’m tickled!
After all the painting was done I decided to retire the hall tree. The old girl has been welcoming us home for 22 years but alas…it’s time for a change.
When trying to figure out what to put in her place I decided that I like having a mirror in my tiny foyer because it makes the space feel roomier and it’s nice to be able to check ones hair before one goes out!
Also I love having a surface to decorate (a table or a bench or something!) and I wanted some sort of soft lighting!
I found this shabby-cottage mirror at Home Goods for under $40.00.
And I shopped my own little house for the table and lamp…(the table was one of the pieces of furniture I painted with my favorite thing, Behr Ultra Paint with Primer. See more Behr Paint with Primer projects HERE or under the pull-down menu: All Things Behr Ultra Paint with Primer…it was inevitable that Behr paint get it’s very own category around here since I’m so enamored with it!)
I used the same colors here that I’ve been using everywhere…
From The Home Depot…my playground of choice…
*Walls: Behr Ultra-Castle Path-730 C-3 – Satin
*Trim: Behr Ultra-Sandstone Cove-730 C-2 – Semi-Gloss
I’m pretty happy with the results and it only took some Behr Ultra Paint with Primer and a little help from The Husband and my BFF The Paintbrush…
Have a bright and breezy day my friends…xo