Here is what it looked like before:
And here it is now.
I painted the front door red, the walls and ceiling a bright white and all the trim gloss black. I also stenciled one wall to add some impact. I used the Hollywood Squares stencil by Royal Design Studio.
When you walk in the house from the outside, you are greeted with this photo booth poster. I wanted visitors to immediately realize that our house is a fun place to be.
I scanned a photo booth photo that we had taken at an amusement park a few years ago and had my mom (who works at a local photography studio) print this onto a sticky back poster (like a fat head). It is stuck directly onto this door that leads to our basement.
Obviously, there isn't any room for furniture. That meant that I had to be creative with what I could do to make this area function as an entry. In the before shot, you can see that the previous owner had added several hooks onto the wall. That was fine, but it wasn't very pretty. I decided to use that concept, but jazz it up. So, I went to Hobby Lobby and found 6 different knobs. I painted 3 red and used my sharpie technique on the other 3.
Now guests can hang their coats on something a little bit more fun.
I store an umbrella and my "work" bag in this space.
I decided to make the spoon sunburst mirror because the entry is right beside the kitchen. I thought it would be appropriate to tie the two rooms together. It was really easy to make. I followed the tutorial by Blue Cedar Lane. I love the pop of red against the black and white stencil wall.
It was my husband's idea to add the Kristaller Chandelier from Ikea. It has been sitting in our garage for months and I didn't really know what I was going to do with it. There was no lighting in this area at all and it really made a difference. Isn't my husband the best. Well, I think so any ways.
I painted the ceramic tile floor black and I will share how I did that in a future post. I would have liked to add a small rug, but there just isn't any clearance under the door. Believe me, I tried.
Well, that is it. Not much to see. But it does make a difference in our house. Because it is the first thing people see when they come in our house, it was really important to cross that off the list.
So what do you think? Just another crazy room in the fun house. If you like this room, you should check out the rest of my crazy house. Chevron Kitchen, Baroque Mudroom, and the Music Inspired Home Office.
Have a nice weekend. I'll be back on Monday.
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