Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Entry way- before and after!

Our entry has always been on my to do list. We have limited space due to our groovy bi-fold closet doors and a rather small wall to work with.

Here is the before. Really, what was I thinking?
Then I found this at the thrift store. Recall my "do I love it or not?" post? Well, I decided to keep it.

Then I painted it, first with a brush...complete nightmare. Finished it of with spray paint...much better! I did however paint the inside with a brush in Silver Sage. Then I began to distress it. I got REALLY nervous with this step. How does one know when to stop? And the grooves were the worst, I ended up using a butter knife to get in there and get all of the paint out.

But in the end I think I did pretty well.
I am sorry for the lack of nice pics here. This is what our entry way looks every morning when the sun hits the stained glass. It looks much better in person:).  What do you think?

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Brandy said...

Melissa this looks fabulous!!! I love it, and I loved that table the minute I read your other post. I like it painted, it turned out great!!!

Bella said...

SOOOO much better. You did a great job making that entry very welcoming. I for one LOVE how the pics turned out, with the beautiful reflection from that stained glass, really makes it lovely. Good job!, I am hosting a new party and if you'd like to join, come on over and link this up, or any other project you have for that matter. :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful makeover...it looks great in your foyer....so much better than before. Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...please be sure to link back to the party by listing my blog name or party button.


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh this turned out great! I love it painted and the entry looks so much nicer.

melissa said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! The table makes coming in through the front door so much happier!

Leah said...

I live in an old house...no entry-way...one of my pet peeves about my house. But what a wonderful job you did with your little space! Beautiful!

Pam said...

I like it. I think your foyer pictures look sort of artsy!

Mimi said...

Cute little table...it looks great in your foyer. I love all the patterns from your early morning sun!

Meg said...

this is so great! I love the circle in the middle. It'd love for you to share at my link party going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

What is not to like with that sweet piece of furnature? -i love the color you chose -such a soothing color. -I bet the reflection from the stained glass is beautiful