Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Please, Come In

I thought about a few different ideas to update our BLAH entryway, I knew I wanted the space to be bright and airy. Since we have an open concept entryway and a short wall on the entryway. A console table or bench wouldn't work, but I still wanted to display photos in a pretty way.
While on a girls shopping trip a few weeks back, I came across these great ledges at Home Goods for $7.00 each. One problem wrong color, but some quick coats for white paint made them perfect. Last weekend I found THE PERFECT rug for the entryway - I like the design and the colors work oh so great.




Mr. CHL making my vision happen, he's even using our new Level



Let's take a look back; this is our entryway last weekend in all it's Glory. Note: The sarcasism.



Here's our updated entryway now








A better view of the entryway rug, the teal blue color matches our livingroom pillows perfectly. See our short little wall?



I like the idea of the vase on our entryway floor, but it's not practical in our house. Maybe when guests are over.



Our entryway now feels so bright and open. I'm so glad I painted the front door a glossy white. The doors old natural wood color sucked all the light out of the room. Our new white door also helps show the contrast in our wall color. We decided to frame a few pictures from our wedding to display on the shelves. I we decided to change our wedding photos black & white for a more cohesive look, but decided to leave the photos of my bouquet in color for a little contrast. I really like how all the frames go together and love the layered look of them.


I'm so happy our entryway changed from blah to chic.....I hope you like our updated entryway as much as we do.

15 comments:

  1. Looks great! Good idea to paint the shelves white. Love the rug too.

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  2. Nice update ... very bright and fresh and I like your family pictures welcoming guests.

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  3. You know, I would swear I was looking at YHL's place when I look at that entry! You did such a great job. Instead of the glass vase, why don't you get one of those oversize woven 'vases' to put there on the floor? That would be more substantial and more practical since you couldn't break it.

    btw - you're too funny for saying that now I'm 'famous!' It is very exciting though....

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  4. So pretty! I love that you added such wonderful wedding pictures! And that rug is super-cool... and smart, because mud/dirt probably won't show as much on the brown as it would on a lighter color.

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  5. Looks great! The white paint makes such a difference. Kudos!

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  6. Glad you all like, it looks so much better in person...I think I need a new camara, to get better detail pics! The rug so great, and I can wash it!

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  7. Mrs. Chic Does the door hit the wall? I like the entry way...Very inviting.....

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  8. Hi Brook - the door opens to the wall, and it has a dooor stopper at the bottem. The ledges are not that wide so they door dosn't hit them - Thankfully!

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  9. I love those photo ledges. I have 2 of them from Ikea but have yet to install them, because I'm never quite sure of the proper placement, and I know the minute they're in the wall, i'll wish i had done something else. love your wedding photos.

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  10. I love it! Those wedding pictures look amazing- I'm glad that you found such a beautiful way to display them :).

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  11. I LOVE it! VERY chic and sophisticated! Way to think outside the box :)

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  12. I love what you've done with your entryway. It looks so nice!

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  13. sorry to commment on such an old post, but I love your entry way! We just hung shelves just like that in our master bedroom and I'm on the hunt for your exact frames! Thin silver with nice big mats. Can you tell me where you found them? Thank you! Your house is gorgeous!

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  14. Hi, Thanks for the sweet words!! I found the silver frames at Kohls, great price 50% Off!

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