Oh my goodness, it’s the Big Reveal day and I’m super excited.
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Here is the new entry! Ahhh YAY
I love building stuff, but I sure fret over decorating because it doesn’t come natural to me. However I am tickled pink over how this entry turned out. It looks so great in person. I absolutely love all the pretty tile and the beefed up molding. Have I mentioned my love for molding yet? 🙂
I’m loving the more substantial look of the raised panel molding.
Oh and that transom…all the heart eyes for it. Pretty good for $20 in glass and a poplar board.
I feel like the entrance is much more grand now.
Oakwood Lily Hex Floor
I chose the Oakwood Lily Hex Floor because I thought it was a fun twist on a classic wood floor. You can’t go wrong with a wood floor right!
It has a nice weathered wood look and has creams and grays in the tile.
The grout is natural gray and it blends nicely with the tile.
Carrara Marble Mosaic Ledger Wall
When I was originally planning the Entry remodel in my head, I knew I wanted to do an accent wall with some WOW factor. I thought I would do a white wall with some fancy wainscoting pattern to create texture. Then I found the marble ledger mosaic and decided to be brave and use that to create a white textured wall. After all one of my favorite inspiration sources, Restoration Hardware, is pairing beautiful marble table tops with weathered wood legs. I lost quite a bit of sleep over whether I made the right choice or not, but it looks really nice in real life.
I love how the light from the lamp creates shadows with the ledger.
Oh and how about that chandelier update? I changed out the yellow shades for clear glass shades and Edison bulbs. It looks like a whole new fixture (but actually these shades are for my kitchen chandelier, the ones I ordered for this light are bigger, but one of the shades arrived in a 1,000 pieces…so ya.)
Hudson Basalt Mosaic Boot Tray and Coat Rack
Since I took out the lame coat closet, I wanted to create a space for guests to hang their coats and put their shoes (yes we’re one of those houses). The boot tray was a fun and simple project inspired by one I saw on LL Bean. I attached the dark and fun Hudson Basalt Mosaic to a piece of plywood, then cut out wood trim pieces to go around it. Check out the free boot tray plans here.
Finally I grouted the tile with leftover natural gray grout. I love how it turned out!
The coat rack is super simple, a piece of 1×6 that I dog eared and routed the edges. Then I attached 5 wire coat hooks.
The boot tray anchors the coat rack nicely.
Can you have too much lambs ear? I kind of love it.
I also made the Double X Console table and will have free build plans soon.
Before and Afters
Ok so let’s see some before and afters.
The view as you open the front door…
Before – Hi frig and kitchen sink 🙁
Before – the view from the kitchen
After – the grand door way. The new doorway is where those pictures were.
Overall, I’m thrilled with how the room turned out. I had a lot of little things to work around, pipes, air ducts, wiring, etc, but I think for the most part it looks great and I’m sure glad that I finally bit the bullet and did it. Now on to the next project!!! A pergola…