Thursday, February 25, 2010

Entry way part....17.5 million

How far along are we now? Second trimester? :) Really it's taken about two three weeks but I think it's pretty much done. I'll let you see for yourself. Let's have a mini recap shall we?
I've linked all the stages separately be sure to check them out for the how-to's! :)
Start..drab..boring..orthopedic looking waitress shoes..





Stage 5 Welcoming art


Something cozy welcome us home, we're done!
Let's see that before and After again
I'd still like a fabulous door to walk into the kitchen with, but that takes time and money. Both of which I don't have right now. :) But I adore my new entry way. I did it myself (besides some saw help from B.D) Surprised husband with my talents, and gave the girls a place where they can forget to put their snow gear. I love it.
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82 comments:

Lovely Little Nest said...

I love it! You really did a great job on this :)

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

Well done girl!! Your entryway is absolutely gorgeous, all your hard work paid off!

Holly said...

Great transformation. I cannot figure out why every house I have live din does not have an entry way...Maybe because it is CA and we are squeezing every last square foot into living space here. Beautiful job!
Holly
504 Main

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

This looks seriously amazing! Great Job!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh my goodness!!! That looks AMAZING! Wow! Great job :)

Christine said...

I love it! Everything looks so pretty!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That's amazing!! Love it!!

Birdie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

Wow, I love it! So glad I found your blog! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Suzanne said...

Wow -- what a transformation. Seriously, that totally changes the feel of the area. Love it!
Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

The Little Red Shop said...

How wonderful!

: )

Julie M.

cozycapeintheburbs said...

This is gorgeous. I am so glad I happended upon your blog.

Tiffany said...

Wow! That makes a world of difference. Must make you smile big every time you walk in! It's absolutely gorgeous! I love it all. The bench is so functional and pretty and the little chalkboard labels on the cute baskets are perfect! So great, all of it! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy.

The Starr Family said...

So fresh and beautiful... hooray for you and your ambition!

Megan said...

It turned out great! love all the character it brings to the space!

~Megan

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

Lovely job! and YAY for doing it yourself! (I totally have my Dad help me too since he is a woodworker by trade!) It's very lovely!

Marianne said...

I love your hallway, that is exactly how I would love to have it if I had any.
I was just wondering though. For your wainscoting are your walls textured or not. I want to do exactly like you did, but in my diningroom, but since I have textured walls I am afraid it is going to look a little funny. What is your experience?

LuLu said...

Great Job!!!
xo,
LuLu

Anonymous said...

I am totally in awe!!! I am sure your husband never has to ask, "So what did you do today?"

Kayleen said...

OHHH! It looks so great! Way to go!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Wow, what a great transformation. I love the molding!!!!

The Neglected Nest said...

I can't tell you how much I absolutely love this! It makes me wish I had an entryway.

Annie @ LivingwithAnnie said...

this is incredible! uber pottery barn. what a fantastic transformation. very inspiring- thanks for sharing!

Aja said...

Fabulous! I love it.

The Decorating Diaries said...

I really like the board and batten. Everything looks great.

Janet

Miss Obara said...

Wow! That turned out so good! Great job and what a nice 'builder dad'.

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful! I wish hyou would come do something like this at my house!

Becca said...

Nice job. Where did you get the baskets and cute little chalkboards?

honeysuckle said...

What a great transformation. It is so welcoming and I am sure everyone in your family smiles when they walk in the door. Great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you did a great job here, Rachelle! It's nice to see all the steps together. What was once unused, dead space now has a function and it's pretty to boot!

Krissy said...

Very nice, i love anything to be more organized.

Meg said...

Amazing. And you did this all by yourself! Awesome. And, I LOVE the name of your blog!

Gail @ Black Copper DIY said...

I've been following your progress with your entryway and I have to say that I LOVE the final product! Awesome work! Now I'm itching to do board and batten somewhere in my home...

Sherry said...

Great job...your entryway looks amazing.

Hattie said...

That looks awesome! It has that fancy, custom built-in look. I love it!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This looks fabulous! Love the white...You did an amazing job!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I've said it before but I don't mind saying it again ... GORGEOUS! Complete entryway envy over here. I HAVE to find a place to do this in my house! Our guest bathroom is calling me ....

Amanda said...

Love it! I love the wall and the bench! Love it all! Good job.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I LOVE IT! This looks so fantastic! I've got no entry way at all. Just enter right into the front room and it's stumping me. I looooove the board and battan, shelves, hooks........love it all!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

It turned out fantastic! I love all of the photos of the process. What a great entry you have now!

I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link up!

http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-day.html

The Saved Quarter said...

Very nice! We have no entry way, either, but I would love a spot where the family puts their things away as they come in. I'm sure it's easier to keep tidy that way!

Gretchen said...

Wow! What an excellent job you've done on your entryway. Very cool and so organized looking. I love the way you did the wall treatment. May need to consider that in a room we're going to be making over in our home soon.
Great transformation.
Gretchen

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

Love it! Your entry way has soo much personality now! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Adding you to my blogroll!

jenjen said...

Oh my goodness -- it is beautiful. I love it!!!

Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

XOXO
Jen

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

This is seriously inspirational! Way to go!

Jennie said...

SO Cute! It really looks custom built. I guess it was! Great job.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Heidi said...

I'm visiting from Shanty2Chic...
I love what you did with your entryway! It looks so great!

Nancy said...

I've been following along as you progressed with this project and I gotta say, girl...you did a great job! I need a decorator...you're hired! ;-) lol You really did a wonderful job!!

Nancy

Patricia said...

Looks awesome and so professional!!!

I am loving it!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'll say it again, FABULOUS! :) Thanks so much for linking up!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wow! This looks amazing. There's nothing quite like board and batten, in my mind. We did it in our dining room and I wish I could convince my husband to B&B the entire house.

I love everything about this - the baskets, the bench, the artwork and the ledge on top. Perfection.

Thanks for sharing. I hope you'll stop by sometime. =) I know I'll be back.

(I found you from Serenity Now)

Paula said...

You really turned that space into one that is functional and quite attractive. Great job!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Your entry turned out soooo beautiful! I'm so inspired to try your board and batten treatment on the wall below the mantle in my living room. You made it look so doable! You've got some serious vision, girl!

Laura said...

Nice job! You must just go in there and dance a little happy dance every day, a few times a day. It's a great place for the kids not to hang up their coats.

Jessica said...

Great job! I love it. :-)

All Things Cherish said...

Wow! That is amazing!

Kendall said...

Hi Rachelle -- I'm visiting from Amanda's party. Your entryway looks fabulous!! I love all the baskets with the little chalkboards!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

Great job! Looks totally different!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Amazing! Consider me extremely jealous! It's beautiful!!!!!

Richella said...

I've seen this before, but I'm here again via Amanda's party, and I've just got to say that I'm so happy for you! Your entryway really does look amazing. You've gotta be proud of yourself--you should be!! Wonderful job!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Amazing job!!! :)

Nicole R.J. said...

Your entryway looks fabulous ~ great job! I love how you did the faux board & batten!

Holly said...

Awesome! Love the board and batten and baskets...well, the whole thing, really!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Amanda's party. I love the bench you made! Perfect fit for a great space & the colors are I'm sure really inviting when you 1st walk in. Great job!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a major makeover! Love how this project turned out, you did a fabulous job :)!
Blessings,
Stacey

Tricia said...

Rachelle, your entryway is beautiful. I love when you said, (although I suppose it could have been a typo) that you gave the girls somewhere to forget to put their snow gear. Classic. Sounds like my house. ;)
Oh, stopping in from Serenity Now, btw.
Your blog is lovely.

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Loved the step by step process. :-) That key art you made looks really high end! And I love the little chalkboard labels. :-)

randee said...

i hope you won some kind of award for this because it is fabulous. you did such an amazing job. it's one of my all time favorites!

i've been by before but i don't think i've ever commented. you are such a hard worker!

great job!

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

WOW!! I love absolutely everything about this!!!! This is a stunning makeover - so glad to have found you through Amanda's party!

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

this is SO wonderful! you've got me thinking about our mudroom/back entryway... where can i get a builder dad?? : )
thanks for sharing! love it.

Mrs. Nepper said...

Gosh, I love it. I'm over form Amanda's party and saw a post somewhere in the middle (maybe the board and batten one). Love the finished product. Looks great. And part 17.5 million...too funny :)

Katie said...

I love it! I am working on my foyer right now. I need your help!

Chris said...

One of my absolute favorite transformation! I LOVE what you did with this space!!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

My first time to visit. You did a SUPER job! It's beautiful AND functional. Love the comment about a place for your kids to forget to put their snow things.

Ashley said...

Holy cow I LOVE it!!!!!! I am so doing that in my next house LOL...if I can :)

Jessi said...

WOOHOO! I know you are so happy to be finished. And it looks fabulous!

* French at Heart * said...

~*~* WOW! You did that amazing reno yourself!! Im so impressed..it looks beautiful! LOVE your blog btw~Blessings, Rachel www.shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com

Anna See said...

Yay! It looks fun and fabulous!

- Brittany said...

Love your mudroom. Especially the wicker basket tags. I might have to do that to my mudroom. Saw you linked up to at TLC. Thanks for sharing!!!

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Those tags are the perfect detail to a perfect little space!

It looks so nice. :)

Sarah

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks beautiful!

Heather@Simple.Beautiful.Home said...

This is awesome. I just did a similar mudroom/entryway in my kitchen but it doesn't look nearly as cute. Love the little tags on the baskets. Such a cute, personalized touch!! Great job!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a great change, and practical and pretty too.

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