{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.

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Too cold and bare for my overdone taste.

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

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

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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:

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(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:

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(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:

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Here’s a little time lapse of the makeover:

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I love all the light my DIY mirror reflects:

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

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

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

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21 Comments

  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.

    http://todayscreativeblog.net/

    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
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    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
    Nancy

    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