Hey there! How much are you LOVING this warm weather?! We are being spoiled in February, and I won’t be surprised when the weather takes a turn again and we get some more chilly days…but that is expected. Andie and I are trying to be outside as much as we can while these warm days are here! I am getting excited for Spring. Last year, I was pretty pregnant late Spring/early Summer, so I think I’ll enjoy it a little more this year…
Today I wanted to share some updates I have made to my foyer! I guess I should have started in this room, since it’s the FIRST thing anyone sees when they come into my house, but it wasn’t really a priority! But then I get ideas in my head…and won’t rest until I get them done (I have issues).
Here are some before pictures!
The space wasn’t bad at all! Just kind of plain, which is really why I hadn’t messed with it yet! But I knew eventually I wanted to add some more personality to it! Here is what it looks like now.
Lots more fun!
The first thing I did was paint my door my FAVORITE blue – Dolphin Blue by Behr. You can also find it in my Half Bath and Playroom. The front of my door is also painted this color. Doesn’t it make such a difference? I love a painted front door…and think it adds so much character when you paint the inside as well!
The rug is from Burlington Coat Factory – I kid you not, I paid $14.99 for this baby! It was originally marked at $50, but they had it on clearance!
I love the little tassels on the ends! It’s also a great weight, because I can easily open my door over it. I bought this rug tape to keep it from sliding…boy does it work. I pulled a muscle trying to move the rug when we were moving in our piano (I wish I was kidding…).
The dresser used to be in our guest bedroom. I painted it my favorite off-white color, Ivory Palace by Behr. I used this color on my headboard as well. This dresser has probably been painted a total of 10 times! Every time I move it somewhere, I paint it a different color!
I LOVE the art above the dresser! This was a find at Gabe’s of all places! I know, what the heck is Gabe’s – think Burlington Coat Factory meets Walmart (I know, so not appealing). BUT you can find some good stuff in there for super cheap! This picture was $29.99, and for the size I felt like it was a steal!
I already had the lamp and the gold pitcher, so I just added a few simple touches! I LOVE fresh flowers. I’ve already switched these out twice, so that is why you will see some different flowers in these pictures!
Ok, now for the last thing I did to the foyer. I had been wanting to do this for quite some time, but, first off, I just wasn’t 100% confident in my decision, and secondly, did not know that I had the time to take on such a project…seeing as how I have a 7.5 month old. But I did it. And I LOVE it. I painted my railing black.
Do you love it? Tell me you do, so I can be even more confident in my decision. I know I know, if you know me at all you are wondering why I had something that was already white and painted it black…because I basically paint everything in my house white. But I just felt like originally this railing would have been black…and I wanted it to pop. It looked so washed out with the white.
This took me about a week to do, because I could only paint during Andie’s nap times…and all of you mamas know that’s not really a predictable thing! I used a stencil brush to paint it, because the bristles are harder and there was a lot of detail. I used this one from Michaels. This is the paint I bought and I loved it. It worked great on the wrought iron.
Here are some more pictures of the finished product!I am loving how inviting it is! I’ve always wanted a lamp in my foyer…I think that makes it so cozy.I hope you love it! It’s super cozy and inviting. It leads right into my kitchen and coffee bar…so if you come visit me, I’ll whip you up a yummy latte ;-).
Until next time!