{Before & After} Entrance Hall, take 2

You guys are awesome!! I really appreciate your opinions on the monogram yesterday! It’s got me fired up to make some serious progress in her room makeover this weekend. I got a little sidetracked on the Entrance Hall last weekend.

If you’ve been reading Hi Sugarplum! for awhile, this is deja vu. I did a Before & After Reveal on my Entrance Hall here, but it still didn’t feel quite finished.

foyer after 3

Too cold and bare for my overdone taste.

So first I brought the candle sticks back in and Pizz-Azzed them with jute:


Then I found this big, yummy plant and loved the color it brought to the space:


Nice pot. I haven’t been able to find anything to put it in that’s what she said ….which might be because I don’t know what I’m looking for yet. So I cheaped cheated and grabbed this shelf liner and my glue gun:

(I had every intention of using this on actual shelves, but that was 9 months ago…so I think it’s fair game for another project at this point.)

A little nip, tuck and glue later…I had the Joan Rivers of fake pots:

(I don’t intend for this to be a long-term fix, which means it will be.)

I think it’s not too bad (how’s that for a glowing review?!)…and I like the texture and pattern, especially against the zebra print.

planter collage

Here is my warmer, completed Entrance Hall now:


Here’s a little time lapse of the makeover:

entrance hall collage
I love all the light my DIY mirror reflects:


Read about the process of painting my doors black here, and see all the rugs I considered here:



The door on the left leads to my pink coat closet:


I think I’m ready to move on from this room now…what do you think? Have a great weekend loves!

And don’t forget to enter the 100 Posts $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Leave a Comment


  1. JenMarie wrote:

    Absolutely STUNNING!

    Posted 10.1.10 Reply
  2. Katie wrote:

    Such a clever way to disguise the pot 🙂 Loving those candles and mirror!

    Posted 10.1.10 Reply
  3. Cara wrote:

    looks great! Love the dbl doors!!
    <3 Cara
    PS. great blog!

    Posted 10.1.10 Reply
  4. Cherlyn wrote:

    I've missed you on MUA, so I am official over here now! I must say you are the only blog I "follow" now, so you know it's good! Besides your style is great, you're in Dallas, and you shop everywhere I do 😉

    Posted 10.1.10 Reply
  5. LOVE IT! Very creative way to have a beautiful planter without actually purchasing one!

    Posted 10.4.10 Reply
  6. Wow! I never would have thought of that but it really works! Very creative girlie!! Some of my "quick fixes" have become permanent too:)

    Posted 10.4.10 Reply
  7. Johnna wrote:

    Looks great! Very creative flower pot, it turned out very nice!

    Posted 10.4.10 Reply
  8. Ann wrote:

    Lovin the changes, girl! Double door entries can be tricky–I have one too– yours looks great!

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  9. Lovin it! I like the added texture. Such a great entryway. I can picture your friends arriving for a party. So fun.

    Posted 10.8.10 Reply
  10. I love the idea of painting the interior doors black. Hmmmmm……maybe I'll have to do that.


    Posted 10.9.10 Reply
  11. Love your plant fix! The entryway is great!

    Posted 10.11.10 Reply
  12. Birgit K. wrote:

    Ohhh that looks great!! Love the contrast! And the wrapped candles! Great make-over!
    (via DIY Show Off)

    Posted 10.11.10 Reply
  13. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.

    Posted 10.19.10 Reply
  14. What a clever idea with the shelf liner. I may try this with all my mismatched pots I bring in for the winter. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted 10.19.10 Reply
  15. I love the balck doors – it makes such a difference! And the zebra print helps it not be so overpowering – really balances it against all the other light paint. The wrap on the plants also looks great – blends well with the rug. And such a clever idea! Nice job on everything!! Now you can come do my house. 😉

    Posted 10.21.10 Reply
  16. Nancy wrote:

    It's amazing what a few accessories can do for a room. You did an amazing job with this entry way and doors! I'm a new follower.
    Come visit me when you get a chance.
    Have a great day

    Posted 10.21.10 Reply
  17. Okay, #1 I can't believe the shelf liner. Fab idea! Works well with everything in the space.

    And #2 – love the black doors. I once did an entire home – interior doors, baseboards, & stair railing with black. (Swore I'd never do black again!) Took 4-5 coats!

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

    Posted 10.22.10 Reply
  18. What a great make over! I love your idea of changing the flower pot with shelf liner, very cool. I love the doors painted black!

    I hope you can stop by my blog and share your project with my followers. I am having my Show Off Sunday Party. http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

    Posted 10.26.10 Reply
  19. Where did you find this type of shelf liner? I have only seen it online.

    Posted 11.6.10 Reply
  20. Wow, small changes, big difference! Already a follower, but visiting from Abode Love…

    Posted 9.12.11 Reply
  21. Ange wrote:

    I love how the simple changes make a big difference. Love the black door, mine is black as well! Great front entryway.

    Posted 9.12.11 Reply