It’s been a long and hectic last few months, especially this past week. Just after he had finished hanging new doors, and I was finishing up the caulking, Doug broke his foot Saturday night while starting to clean up the tools. Sigh.
Maybe this is a sign from God that we need to stop with the rush! rush rush! –ing, and slooooow down.
So instead of telling you what I still need to do, I’m going to show you how AMAZING this new foyer looks. This was the first real project we’ve done that created something out of nothing, rather than just slapping a coat of paint on and adding some furniture.
We built this here foyer. We saw a problem (too small of an entry way, no room), devised a plan, and put that plan into action. And maybe I’m still hormonal, but that makes me tear up.
We aren’t professionals. All we know is learned is from youtube, our parents’ advice (my dad the carpenter, his parents the house remodeling experts), countless hours at Home Depot, and trial and error.
This project is a true testament to the power of DIY: Need to do something? Learn how to do it yourself.
The wine crates will go here, and I have a few projects in the works. We might put hooks down here but right now I don’t want to hang a darn thing on those walls! 🙂
We replaced our wooden doors with steel doors, replaced the locks, and added deadbolts. And just in time! Ben had just figured out how to open the locked door.
sign: made by my amazingly talented friend, Pamela of PB&J Creations
gingham rug: IKEA, $19.99
desk: Doug’s grandma, she used it as a child
doors: painted Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Flat Black
wall color: Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray
trim color: Valspar Bistro White
wood floor: antique gunstock oak
stain color on steps and railing: Miniwax Cherry
when we first looked at the house:
a little better:
the revised look (ignore the “today”):
Amazing to see the transformation, isn’t it? To read more posts on our foyer, click here.