If you don't remember this post from way back when, I was beyond inspired when I found this on pinterest. It was a home tour from apartment therapy, and WOW! Did she hit the nail on the head or what when she decided to add these stripes to her "entry." Like us her entryway was really just a wall that greets you when you walk in the door. I immediately knew that I wanted something similar in our home.
This is what our entry looked like from the time we moved in (mid-December) until the middle of February. Nothing about it was overly offensive or awful (except that doorbell chime cover. ick!), but it sure didn't say "Hi! We're the Barkanic Family, and we're so glad you are here!"
So we decided to add some stripes of our own. The demilune table that was there before went down to the basement because the veneer top was all busted up and yucko, and it needed a makeover. We brought this pedestal table in as a stand in, until I could figure out what in the world to do with that beautiful but neglected demilune.
that's when I saw that Katie Bower and Sherry Petersik were doing a Pinterest Challenge, and oh boy did I want to play along! I have so many projects on Pinterest that I want to tackle, this was the perfect time to go for it!
So I finished up our "entry" by finally biting the bullet, and finishing that table that I love so much! It took a lot of sanding and a WHOLE LOT of wood filler, but here she is!! I made my own chalk paint using 2/3 cup of Promar 400 (Sherwin Williams) color matched to Behr's Coastal Plain, and 1/3 cup of plaster of paris, which I mixed with about a 1/4 water before adding the paint. I LOVE IT!!!
It isn't identical to the inspiration room, and I really don't want it to be. It's also not 100% done. I'm not sure what it needs, but I'm sure I'll figure it out soon. We have been contemplating painting the basement door a fun/ bright color. Hmmm, only time will tell!
I am really happy with how far we've come in the past 3 or so months of being homeowners, and every time we finish a project, and love how it turned out it is a great inspiration to get started on the next thing. So be sure to stop back and see what we're up to soon!
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