Monday, January 23, 2012

Entryway



Here was my inspiration. I love the white trim, hooks and the bench with storage.


This is how our entryway started out. It had vinyl flooring with carpet on the stairs.



First, we painted the trim and the closet door.



Then we replaced the flooring. That included placing new stair treads (I'll post more details on this later).



   We also painted and re-stained the banister to match the floor.
 
  


I then added board and batten and painted the walls Valspar - Filtered Shade (we had Sherwin Williams color match). 


I wanted to break up all that white, so we decided to paint the doors.



We bought these baskets to help contain gloves, scarves, hats, etc. I think they go great with this bench that I made. I then added the chalk labels to the baskets.


Here is a close up of the trim.



21 comments:

  1. Loving your updated entry way, SO much different than before and so bright and inviting!! Love the black door also! I am your newest follower! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kristin! I always love new followers too!! :)

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    2. I'm curious - did you keep the wood blind or did you change it to white?
      Love what you did.

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  2. You are so amwzing and have a great eye! this lookfs so clean and organized love the bench you made with the baskets and the board and batten. you were right to paint the door a dark color it really adds to the space.. and those stairs. I want badly to do wood one my stairs. they are beautiful. ok I swear I am done commenting..

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  3. This entry way looks AMAZING!!! I love it. Please post more about how you re-stained the banister and painted it. I am in the process of researching how to do ours!!!

    PS...I am a new follower also :)

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    1. Hi Bridget, Thanks you for being so kind. I'm going to post more about the banister soon! Thanks for following. :)

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  4. Wow this is fabulous!!! Love the new floors! I really like the colors that you picked.
    I"m glad I found your site, nice work!!
    ~cami @fourjokersandaqueen.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a nice comment!

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  5. This looks so amazing! I love the black door and board and batten. My husband and I really want to create a vey similar look in our front room. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. It is so beautiful - hard to believe it is the same room!! The outside of my front door is a brownish black which I love, but I never thought to paint in on the inside, too. Thanks for the great idea!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you like it! Let me know if you decide to paint the inside of your door. :)

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  7. How did you restain the stair railing???? I would love to do this to my own????

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    1. Hi Christie, (great name by the way) I will post on that very soon! With a little patience you can do it!

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  8. I cannot believe how beautiful the After looks! The Before reminds me of the wood trim in my lovely abode that I'm desperately trying to convince the hubs to paint. This looks beautiful!

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  9. I can't even believe its the same house! great job!!

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  10. What a significant improvement. You have amazing talent Kristi. I can't believe how much your home has changed in such short order!

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  11. I love it! I just showed it to my husband and said " I want THAT!" What type flooring and color did you use? It is beautiful!!

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  12. You are too cute! Thank you. It is 12mm Laminate that we bought at Lumber Liquidator called Imperial Teak. If you don't want laminate and want the real deal (which is what I wish we could afford) They have a handscraped wood version of the exact color that is BEAUTIFUL! Here is a link that talks a little more about our floor:

    http://kriskrafting.blogspot.com/2012/02/laminate-flooring.html

    Hope that helps!

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  13. How did you paint the door? Did you have to sand, prime & then paint? What type of wood is it? Did you use stain or paint? Can you tell the paint/stain brand, color & where you purchased it?

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