Entryway Reveal

We are done! Finally, after almost 3 months, we are done updating the entryway. We strayed away from the plan a bit, but we love the results. Check it out:
Entryway After 070Instead of paying over $250 dollars on a mural for a feature wall, we made this “piece of art” from a shower curtain! Tutorial to come. I painted the walls West Coast Grey from Dulux.
Entryway After 081Liam was sceptical at first, but I thought a glossy black front door would look so chic. I think he approves now; it gives the room a bold elegance. The brass doorknob was replaced, and the bright and playful carpet is from Ikea.

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We also constructed this console table out of black pipe from the hardware store and a 50+ year-old wood beam from the old cottage dock. Tutorial to come.
Entryway After 062I left the table styling pretty simple. The mirror is from Wicker Emporium, and I hope ties in the wood and grey walls. The leaves motif also works with the autumn inspiration I originality had for the room. The orchid adds a natural element, but I’m not sure how well it will do in a chilly front hall. The geode I picked up at Home Sense and I absolutely love it. It appeals to the science-geek in me, works with the nature theme, and picks up the blue in the rug.

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The popcorn ceiling came down (although reluctantly), crown moulding went up, and Mr. Fiancé installed a brand new light fixture from Rona.

Entryway After 072We replaced our old Ikea Hack Bench with a sunny barrel stool from The Bay. It’s a perfect place for guests to sit and take off their Canadian-winter boots.
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Guest slippers are neatly tucked away in a cute Ikea basket. We lucked out that the colours already went well with the room. The electrical plate got updated, and all the baseboards and trim got a fresh coat of Dulux white paint.

Entryway After 087I cleaned up the poorly painted French-door (by being a razor-blade ninja!), gave it a fresh coat of paint, and Liam replaced the knob.

Entryway After 068flourish.svgAll very easy-to-do, not-too-expensive changes that add up to a pretty dramatic transformation.

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light b4afterbench b4aftervent cover b4afterI absolutely love my entryway now,  it really sets a tone that I want to carry through into the rest of the house; modern/rustic/whimsy is a tone right?I kinda just want to hang out in there all the time. But like our Powder Room Reno, the entryway isn’t a room we can really hang out or be social in. We probably need to take a little bit of a renovation break (to maintain finances and sanity), but we are itching to do-over the dinning room. Stay tuned!

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