Thursday, March 10, 2011

Front Entrance Before and After

Well, I had to start somewhere, right?  I’ll start with the front entrance and keep the rest coming steadily.  I really like to have a welcoming front entrance and this one has come a looooooong way from closing day.  Here is the before:
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I know, I know…pretty dark..and yes, it smelled like cats.
And here is the after
The little coat and hat rack was my husband’s grandmother’s and the hats are my mother and grandmother’s gardening hats.  I think they are very welcoming, don’t you?  I really love all the details in the woodwork on the base and trunk of the coat rack.  The milk jug was found in my husband’s grandparent’s  old farmhouse in Oklahoma.  My husband painted it for me about 8 years ago and we stored it for a while in the garage.  After being stored for 8 years, It has a wonderful rusty patina.  Just like a fine wine…it gets better with age…lol.  The rug is an antique and is from Thailand.  It has been in my family almost 40 years, and the chest of drawers has also been in our family for years…I don’t remember how many but it really is a favorite piece of furniture.  It goes well in any room.
The flooring is slate laid in a brick pattern. 
Paint is Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige on the walls.
Trim is Sherwin Williams Shoji White.

I found these little knobs at Hobby Lobby of all places.  They have a good selection of unusual knobs…and I wanted something different. 
They are larger than a standard knob…about 2 inches in diameter. 019
Well, sorry there is not more today…but soon!
I’m linking up with:
Kim’s Boring to Better Party
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Kristin’s Tuesday's Treasures
Power of Paint Party
Transformation to Treasures at Pink Postcard
DIY by Design
Elements Interiors
Transformation Thursdays
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Inspiration Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Feature Yourself Friday
Saturday Nite Special
Metamorphosis Monday
You can find all of the links to these weekly parties in my sidebar to the right.  Thank you ladies for hosting these very fun blog parties!  There are so many wonderful ideas so I hope you will visit these blogs and see for yourself!
***I would like to thank Denise at Pink Postcard for featuring me this week!***
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Jeanette said...

Gorgeous!!!! You are very good at the decorating thing :) If I had an entrance like that, everything would be moved around by a certain someone every day!!!

Custom Comforts said...

Very lovely transformation. Everything done with style and great taste. A very welcoming entrance and can hardly wait to see the rest.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

this is a gorgeous entrance, you did such a great job!
Thanks for linking!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...
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carolinagirl said...

love it love it love it! your foyer transformation is AMAZING!!!

I cannot wait for more!

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

It looks like it came right out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Awesome job!

Andrea said...

Oh wow, it looks amazing! Love your style. I am blogging about our home renovation also. Check it out if you get a chance. I'll be following you to see the rest of your house. Can't wait!

tammy said...

wow! great transformation.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kristine, The entry is beautiful! I love everything you have done. I just found your lovely blog and I have been browsing the archives. You have really been busy transforming your home and everything wonderful. I am now a follower.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a beautiful space! Love the tile and the mix of glass and vases on the dresser. Wonderful B&A!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did a great job. I love the chest and the way it is all dressed out for spring.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love your entrance especially that huge glass vase! Everything looks so great together. Love the slate floor.

Emily said...

Love the entry makeover, it looks amazing! the vase is the door hardware...everything is darling!!!
p.s. stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you'd like.

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Cozy Home Scenes said...

This may sound strange, but my favorite part of your makeover was the little basket with the pig. It's so cute and I love unexpected things like that in decorating. Thanks for the smile.

Crystal said...

The makeover is wonderful!!! It's hard to believe it's the same space!! Do you want to know what reallly caught my eye??? The little pig in the basket....I LOVE IT!!!!

Nicole said...

I love it!!!!! I really love all of the family treasures at the entrance!
Can not wait to see all of the rest!
And if we were closer I would be seeing you at hobby lobby :)

mississippi artist said...

Your entry is amazing. I love it when people decorate with family treasures-so meaningful. I think it gives children an appreciation for older things and the family that is no longer with them.

Orange it Lovely said...

gorgeous!!! I love the tiles and all the accents really make it such a warm and welcoming space. Great job!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Kristine!!! Oh how fun to see the next installment of your amazing home renovation! And, can I just say that this is GORGEOUS...STUNNING...I am totally in awe of how fabulous this looks. It looks like it was always meant to be that way and the charm and character in all of the details was absolute perfection! :-) It is always so fun to have you link up to Inspiration Friday and I can't wait to tell my sister about this one!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

So pretty!!! I love that giant glass vase! Gorgeous! Stopping by from Fingerprints on the Fridge.

Kim said...

Wowzers! That is one amazing transformation! Love it!

Carolee said...

Beautiful entrance - such a huge difference from the before. Love the floor!

Becca said...

Beautiful transformation! Truly a welcoming foyer ... from the lovely knobs from HL, to the meaningful garden hats and the fabulous wall color! Love the new floor, too! *Becca*

BellaCasa said...

Your new entry is gorgeous! I love the large vase with white flowering branches...I want it :)

Jan @ BellaCasa

Barb said...

Looks awesome, Kristine . . .can't wait for the rest!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So beautiful! Straight from a magazine. I've used Kiln Beige before too. It's such a great neutral color. Love seeing all your progress!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a pretty entry~ I love your touches in your entry~ such a pretty color and your treasured family accents are perfect! Can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Beverly said...

Your entrance looks like a picture out of a magazine.. beautiful tranformation.

Dawna said...

Your entrance is beautiful!! Love the big glass jar with the flowers in it! I am your newest follower :) We are nearing the end of a kitchen reno, then I can clean up the dust and mess and get some pics ready for a tour of our home...can't wait. In the meantime, I will admire ones like yours ...have a great day!

Carolynn and Steve said...

Love, love, love it! So light and airy and inviting. I also love how all of the things have family meaning--so special. Can't wait to see the rest.

Rene said...

Your foyer is beautiful! I am drooling over that large glass container filled with flowers. Such a nice welcome home. Aren't those knobs from HL great? I used the same ones myself on a little table.

dee dee said...

Looks beautiful!
Dee Dee

CindyLou said...

I just love the little pig peeking out of the basket! Looks great. I'm a new follower and I hope you'll visit me too at cindylou-southerncomforts!

Allison Shops said...

You're doing a great job! The new house will get there. Real life always gets in the way of decorating, but that's part of the fun. ;)
Dropping by from Met Monday. When you have a few minutes, I'd love for you to come see my recovered chairs.


Designs on 47th Street said...

Very, very well done. I just love that you have your grandmother's gardening hats on display on your husband family coat tree! I am lovin' this entry! :)


Designs on 47th Street said...

Very, very well done. I just love that you have your grandmother's gardening hats on display on your husband family coat tree! I am lovin' this entry! :)


val said...

What a beautiful job! I can't wait to see more!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh wow what a lovely transformation!! You did such a great job. It looks so bright and welcoming now!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks so good, Kristine! I love your new floor and the hat rack AND the hats are a great addition. Very welcoming!

Mariaelena said...

Hi there, nice to meet you...I saw you over at Kristins....Great work...We have lots in common...I'm now following. I have a new blog I'd love for you to check out and follow too. I'll be visiting often to see all your great work. LOVE the mantel!!!

Katy said...

oh wow-- LOVE that huge jar. That's fantastic.
I'm following now!! :) I also moved to a lakehouse and I have three kids, and I'm trying to remodel the whole place with a "cottage" feel -- so I am SKiPpY that I found you. I have to hunt around your archives now -- excuse me while I rummage.

Deb said...

Beautiful Kristine...just beautiful! ~Deb~ said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


Anonymous said...

Finally, a new post. So happy to see all the work that has been complete. I love the paint color in your entryway. It is perfect.

Can't wait to see the rest!


Tiffany Lockette said...

Place is looking fantastic Kristine!!

Mikey said...

Love the bachelor's chest and the demijohn! It's great to be able to reuse so many family treasures! I have my great-grandmother's hoosier cabinet. My grandfather who is 75 can't remember not having it!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Kristine,

What a great makeover! You did such a beautiful.
BTW.... I just passed a Stylish Blog Award on to you this evening on my blog. Please stop by soon and take it and share it as well!


Linda said...

Your entrance is so inviting.
The old coat rack and hats, the dresser, the displays. That slate floor is great and takes water. Love it.

Stacey said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely gorgeous. I came to this post for another peek at the bottle. Do you know where I can get one of those?