Saturday, June 15, 2013

Welcome to the Fun House ~The Tiny Entry Reveal

While I was trying to figure out what to do about our siding debacle, I did manage to finish our tiny entry way.  I should mention that it is an extremely small area (maybe 3x3 feet) and there wasn't a lot of options for what I could do to that space.  But, I spruced it up the best that I could.

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.

31 comments:

  1. It looks great Lauren! I love the photo booth poster, and the chandelier was a great idea too. I haven't used Cutting Edge stencils yet, but I've been wanting to give them a try. And I had no idea you could paint tile. I'll look forward to your tutorial. Have a great day!

    Debbie

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  2. WOW!!!! awesome transformation! I had no idea the sunburst mirror was spoons!!! That is amazing. great job!!

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  3. This is so fun, I love the red and black combo. Great job, thanks for sharing.
    http://www.creativeramblingsblog.com/

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  4. LOVE that stencil! Such a great effect! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  5. it's a small space Lauren but you managed to make it very pretty! :-) everything you did looks great there! very creative! My favourite is the photo booth posters; WOW!; great idea you had there, it's a nice welcome! & the sunburst mirror too! can't wait to see how you painted the floor!
    wish you are having a nice Sunday evening!

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  6. Wonderful...love the colors, patterns and details. Would love for you to submit it for a feature on my home page! Horizontal photos work best for feature as the primary image!

    Susan
    www.ohmy-creative.com

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  7. A spoon sunburst mirror? What? That is sooo brilliant! What a great transformation. Please consider submitting this project for Stylish Feature Friday! Visiting from Meta Monday.
    http://www.astylishinterior.com/p/featured.html

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  8. The photo booth poster is genius! I love your fun entry, so unique and personal! Keep creating!
    Cindy

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  9. I didn't even notice the mirror was made of spoons until you showed a close up! What a great idea. I bet this just makes you smile every time you come home.

    I'm visiting from the Rain on a Tin Roof link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  10. Too cute! It really does look fun and inviting! :)

    ~Kim

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  11. Lauren
    WOW! Freakin' WOW! What a change, huh? Very pretty color scheme and you really nailed it, girl!
    I'm visiting today from CRAFT. I hope you get the chance to visit my blog, linkup and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Link Up Sat thru Friday @ DIY Showcase Link Party

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  12. It looks stunning. I love black and white. The little door is my favorite. Where does it open to?

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    1. The little door is for accessing our plumbing for our bathroom that is on the other side of that wall. It is a little strange I know. But I guess it is kind of cute.

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  13. Love it! Huge impact from a tiny space. :)
    Karen @ annumography

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  14. I love the colors! It looks great! Thank you for linking with HickoryTrail

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  15. Love your entry, how fun is that. The red mirror is so fun and the poster is really great. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Wow! this is so fun! You made me want to make a giant photo booth strip of my own. I love what you've done!
    Popping over from Not Just a Housewife, come say "hi" at my place!
    Alyssa
    myclevernest.com

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  17. Ok, I absolutely ADORE everything about this tiny entry! The stencil caught my eye first (I'm a sucker for black and white!) and then OMG I saw the photo booth artwork. I'm soooo copying that idea. I love it. Adorable, sophisticated, fun and creative. I'm so happy I found your blog-- I'll be back!

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  18. I'm impressed with what you did in such a small space. It has so much personality and definitely says fun!

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  19. Oh la la! This is such a statement entry. Amazing job, looks like it is done by a luxury designer.

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  20. It definitely makes a statement! I love how bold it is.

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  21. From one Lauren to another . . . you did an amazing job! AND I'm thrilled to see a project with a TINY entryway -- we don't all have nice, big houses :) I am pinning this -- so many great ideas and LOVE the photo booth photo!!

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  22. What a fun entry way! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see more from you.

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  23. Very UNIQUE and so fun! Love the photostrip idea!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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  24. I love everything about your entryway, but especially the stencil and the photo strip. I'd love if you'd come and share at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31. http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-4.html

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  25. It's stunning, Lauren! Love it! I'm including a link back in this week's DIY highlights. Thanks for sharing your creativity, hard work and talent!

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  26. I wanted to let you know that I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
    I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  27. Lauren, What a cute and fun area! The stencil looks wonderful and I love the photo booth idea. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  28. Your entry way looks so fun and cute! I love it for so many reasons! I love the paint! The black and white squares look great, and I love the red door. I also really like the sunburst spoon mirror. I didn't realize that those are spoons at first. And I love the red knobs, and I really love the MARILYN MONROE purse! I love her. I have Marilyn tattoos, Marilyn puzzles framed and displayed all over my house, My bathroom is decorated with Marilyn pictures, and much much more Marilyn stuff. I love the colors red, black, and white together. My bedroom and bathroom are done in those colors. I'm pinning this cuz it's great!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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