{Before & After} Entrance Hall

Happy Holiday weekend everyone! Since I have multiple projects for every room of my house, I decided to get it in gear and complete one of them! The entrance hall needed the least amount of work, so winner-winner-chicken-dinner!  Here’s the before:


Sorry, bad phone pic. I’ve got to get better at taking ‘Before’ shots! I just get a wild hair, and next thing I know I’m painting!

After I painted the door black (read about it here), we were left with this:


Better, but then the rug looked puny…and the wall picture was floating in too big of a space. Now there is a new, larger rug with more ooomph and a mirror that almost fills the wall (I’ll post the details on making that Tuesday).

foyer after 2

I toyed with replacing the pendant, but I like the light circles this one puts off on the walls and ceiling.

foyer after 4

This pic is a little dark, but you can see the reflection off the mirror.

Definitely an improvement! The space looks larger and has more personality. I think it looks a little naked and could benefit from a pop of color somewhere (which means I still have a project in this room!! aaaaaahhhhh!!). What do you think?

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  1. Maybe some potted ferns on pedestal planters on either side of the door?

    Posted 8.24.10 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    …and now I find I need my own black front door. I LOVE what the black does to the entry; well done!


    Posted 9.2.10 Reply
  3. Your entry is lovely with the new black doors. Your entry looks so simular to mine. I recently painted my front door black as well. Great job.

    Posted 9.2.10 Reply
  4. Hi Cassie! I wanted to let you know that I have featured this project on my blog for my post on last month's bookmarked projects. Wonderful creativity.

    Posted 9.8.10 Reply
  5. Greetings! I am visiting over from Jan's. You did a great re-do for your entry. It looks great, especially with that new rug — Wow!! Great job. 🙂
    Best regards,

    Posted 9.9.10 Reply
  6. What a difference!! I LOVE it!!

    Posted 9.9.10 Reply
  7. It's so elegant, I love it!!
    Thanks for linking up!

    Posted 9.21.10 Reply
  8. Debbie wrote:

    What a huge improvement. Looks so classic in black, cool rug too.

    Posted 9.21.10 Reply
  9. Elizabeth wrote:

    Nice job! Where did you find the light? Love it!

    Posted 10.4.10 Reply