The entryway is where first impressions are made. And if it’s true that first impressions never die, let’s hope it’s a good one! Our entryway definitely had an impact when you first walked in, but it wasn’t a good one.
The floors were outdated, the walls were a light green and the banister. Oh, the banister. A clean oak wood, with dark forest green posts, I’m sure it was meant to look modern and unique. But really, it translated as confused and a bit tacky. There was so much going on in such a small space, it was sure to overwhelm all who stepped into our door.
When you try to make your home feel cohesive and smooth flowing, it was always interrupted by our entryway. Something had to be done and quick. But you guys, if I haven’t said it before loud and clear – let me say it again!
And as always, Sherwin-Williams is that super hero that flies in and saves the day. Boy, does paint give a space that magical touch.
So, here was the overall plan:
1. Install new flooring.
2. Paint walls.
3. Remove forest green posts and paint banisters a solid color.
4. Change out lighting.
5. Keep decor clean and simple.
With this is mind, we were more than motivated to start the entryway makeover. Let me be honest, stripping the paint off the posts took us TWO days. It was so incredibly intense and I lost a lot of my enthusiasm. I just kept thinking, what have we started. Because if you’ve done renovations or makeovers before, you’ll know they are always more work than originally thought out.
Thankfully, I recruited a dear friend to help us get things done quicker and I am so thankful for her! Little by little, the entryway started to look bright, light and happy – just the way we imagined. After three days, we finally completed the little space and I cannot wait for you to see.
What do you think so far? Am I exaggerating when I say it was in dire need of a makeover? Be sure to come back next week to see the full reveal!!