Monday, February 1, 2010

Entryway Before & After

I've gotten some requests to see more before and afters of the parts of the house we've finished. But, even the "finished" rooms aren't really finished. There are little things in each of those rooms that still need to be done, so I'll be showing more "before and durings."

So since we're still very much a work in progress over here, I'll start with the one area of the house that is actually done...the entryway.

Here are a couple of before pics...


We replaced the hideous light fixture (why are they still even making ones that look like that?) with a recessed light, changed all the doors in the house from standard white to solid mahogany, installed new molding everywhere, and painted of course. Here's the after (taken in November, hence the Christmas tree)...


Inside the entry closet we keep the shoes we wear most often, coats and sweaters, etc.



Pretty Anthro hooks...


And a basket for miscellaneous stuff like tote bags and extra purses...



That's it. Our only completely finished space. Next week I'll show you the before and during of the living room.

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28 comments:

  1. Wow...love the look! The new doors are beautiful...amazing how it warmed the area and just gave it a whole different feel...much more substantial, and dare I say...more highend. :-) Love the little comments on the first pic...what program do you use to add those? Great idea because it shows your reader exactly what you want them to notice...so we really see all the great changes afterwards.

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  2. It looks great! And...the mirror gives a nice balance to the space. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  3. Thanks Susan and Michelle! I use Photoshop to add the writing on the pictures.

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  4. Ashley - the moulding makes it, in my humble opinion. I wish everyone would pump up the woodwork. I love the color you chose, the mirror, and I LOVE the different hooks. How I would love to have an Anthro near us. =)

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  5. I love it Ashley! The mirror really opens up the space and the closet looks great! (Love your "seriously" comment in reference to the light, ha ha).

    Thanks for visiting today and leaving the nice comment! Good luck with the rest of your renovations!

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  6. It's so pretty now! Amazing what even just paint and moulding can do. Great transformation!

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  7. looking fantastic! and i love the wall color - do you mind sharing what color that is?

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  8. i walked through that entryway!!! and yes, everyone, it is even more amazing in person than it looks in pics :) awesome lady!

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  9. So pretty!! Great wall color and LOVE that mirror!

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  10. Sure Rach...it's Babbling Brook by Olympic (bought at Lowe's). I like it because it's mostly blue, but in different lights it can look light greenish and grayish.

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  11. Oh my goodness! I love your entry way. The color with the new molding and light really pop! I would keep the closet open so everyone can so those adorable hooks! :)

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  12. It looks great. I love those hooks! Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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  13. wow, wow, wow. what a difference! very inspiring.

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  14. Gorgeous!!! I love the variety of the hooks ... neat-o!

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  15. Wow that looks fantastic. Those knobs are GORGEOUS.

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  16. Love the doors. How neat that you chose all different hooks, I would not have thought about that. Everything looks fantastic!

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  17. Great job, LOVE the mirror, it's perfect!

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  18. Your beginning entry way looks like mine. I am always telling my husband how I want to do something new. Your finished product is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love the collection of different hooks...what a GREAT idea!!

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  20. Beautiful! Love the full-length mirror - it made a teeny forgotten wall a statement.

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  21. lovely changes!the wooden doors look so rich.

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  22. Great changes! And I love the mismatched hooks! So cool!

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  23. OMG. I found your blog on ASPTL....love the entryway!

    Okay...now I'm going to finish stalking your blog....I'm loving it so far :)

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  24. how classic! i love the dark doors w/the beautiful blue on your walls! stunning!

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