Casual Elegance- Entryway Before & After

Almost 2 and a half years ago I started working on this entry way. I don’t know why it has been such a struggle for me but I think I finally have it the way that I like it. Casual but with a touch of elegance.

Lets look back at what she looked like when we first moved in.

Entryway makeover

Please forgive the crazy pictures this was before my blogging days began.

First off I painted the trim and door antique white. Here is a picture with the primer on and one of my decorating attempts. There were MANY more…

Finally after all of this time, it FINALLY came together and it really wan’t as complicated as I had anticipated. Quick chandelier makeover from silver to gold with a bit of rub n’ buff. You can see my attempt at a gallery wall in the background. FAIL.

After- didn’t even have to take it down to refinish, score!

I have to say I love this space, open, casual, with a touch of elegance.

The sketches on the left were done by my grandfather while he was in art school back in the 50′s. I love looking at them each day when I walk down the stairs.

The rug is an antique turkish rug from a thrift store I picked up last Mother’s day. The bench and mirror are from Potterybarn.

I can finally check this room off of my to-do list from 2011…

More Posts To check Out:

Dining Room Turned Library

Kitchen Makeover For $50

My Weight Loss Story- before and after

Linking Up:

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  1. Love it when you can check something off your to do list. Nice clean space. You have a great door to hang a wreath on too. I never thought to hang a wreath on the interior of my door until my MIL did this.

  2. cassie says:

    it looks beautiful, sarah! i love the little bench!

  3. Amy Renea says:

    I……..LOVE IT! …and I LOVE your purse….and I Loooooooove the new profile picture – beautiful! pink is SO your color!

    …and if I had sketches from my grandpa, you better believe they would be hanging – just precious Sarah! JUST PRECIOUS!

  4. shannon says:

    It’s so fresh and pretty! What a welcoming space. There is nothing better than family art displayed in your home. It’s perfect.

  5. Love it! The little blue bench is adorable and I have to say the purse is my favorite accessory. :) Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick!

  6. Jennifer says:

    So pretty. I love the little bench and the color.

  7. I love it! So fresh and pretty and I just love incorporating family artwork! Great job and thanks for linking up!

  8. Laura says:

    Gorgeous! Love the little bench and the door color is perfect!

  9. Love the makeover! I especially love your orange purse. :)
    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered!

  10. betul says:

    very good, I love it! I find your blog today and I love so much, the color of the door, turkish rug :) (I’m a Turk) and the entry has been great,I don’t know English well,sorry. lovely…


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