Hey, friends! It’s that time of year again…the One Room Challenge has begun. But, this time, things are SOOO different. We are in a new house! We’ve only just moved in the last week, but I’ve been trying to narrow down my projects for the last month! I’m starting with the entryway because…well…it’s the first thing you see when you come into my home, and I want to give it a makeover.
The Elements of the Entryway
Depending on the layout of your home, your entryway area can vary in size and elements. For this one, I’m planning to work on the front door, the walls leading down the front hallway and the staircase. In addition, there is a front closet in the hallway that needs to be upgraded–both inside & out. Other items, such as the lighting, baseboards, door frames, outlets and light switches all need a new look!
The Mood Board
I’m going for contemporary and chic design, with my favorite blend of materials: Woods and metals. Light, fresh wall paint will brighten the look, with the textured boards and wallpaper adding some design intrigue. The lighting can help tie in the whole look together–literally from top to bottom!
We all know that the “bright orange stained wood of the nineties” had its time in design, but it’s time to go. The staircase needs love.
Everything needs a fresh coat of paint and some of the “curves” will be have to get a makeover. Clean lines and fresh neutrals are going to spruce it up. A new runner is in the plans–after I sand down the risers to see what I can do about the color. If .you’ve been around for awhile, you know I’m not scared of stained furnishings 🙂
As much as I hate to admit it, I think I’m going to have to paint the ceiling. As you can see, it goes ALLLLL over the first floor. If I’m going to do it, it’s going to be done early on so I can’t put it off until last (i.e. never getting done).
The closet is a blank slate. It needs a custom system, which will add a ton of function for our family.
For the walls in this straightaway, I love the idea of adding a board & batten wall feature down the hallway, with a subtle wallpaper top. The most important item on the painting “to do list” will be to make sure everything is painted with the same color scheme. And, it’s tricky because the wall to the left of the staircase extends to the second floor. No fear of heights allowed.
The baseboards need an upgrade–especially since some of the pieces are already missing. As front doors go, this one is pretty normal–it needs a coat of paint for a fresh look. How does black sound?
Week One: Let’s Go!!!
I’m still digging my way out of boxes, but there’s no time like the present to get started on our VERY FIRST project in our new home! Join me weekly here on the blog, or a little more often on Instagram or Facebook to see the latest updates!