Friday, May 18, 2012

Casual Elegance- Entryway Before & After

Hello!  How are you today?  Any big plans for the weekend?  Saturday is my birthday so I will be enjoying the day with my family and trying to not go into labor yet, lol!

We have another weekend contributor that I am so excited about!  I have been friends with Sarah, from Three Boys, for a long time now and think you will love her too!

Here's Sarah...

I am so excited to be visiting today, Thanks Bonnie for having me!

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:

My Weight Loss Story- before and after

Thanks so much Sarah! :)

Don't you just LOVE her entryway?

I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Bonnie :)


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