Entryway Makeover & Stripes!

I was on vacation last week and was amazing–and much needed (pictures to come).  But now that we are back I have so much to do to get our yard ready for summer and to prepare for my 30th birthday party!!!  It’s going to be projects galore for the next couple of weeks!  Here are pictures from a project I took on right before we left.  I hope you enjoy them.
It’s been a LONG time since I posted that I wanted to an entryway makeover.  Well I finally did it!  Because I’m crazy I decided to paint it the weekend before we left on our big trip, which was also 3 days before family was in town.  I couldn’t help myself, I got the bug and wanted to paint it.  It was a lot to take on right before leaving but I’m so glad it’s done, it looks awesome!
Here’s a picture of what it looked like 3 months ago:
Back in February I went to TJ Maxx and bought these baskets.  I felt like I was wasting space having the picture frames on the entry table so I bought the baskets to store Malea’s shoes.
I love the texture that the baskets add to the room.
Here’s the entire entryway before.  (Notice the “old” kitchen in the background).
Here’s the inspiration picture I got from Tracie from Tale of Many Cities.  I love the dark stripes.
Matt hates to paint but he was nice enough to tape all the stripes off for me.  He did a great job!
The first layer, white.  I’ve never painted stripes before.  I knew how to do it but it was a lot of work to tape, paint, re-tape, and then paint again.
After I was done I couldn’t wait to see the results so I pulled a little piece of the tape off. :)  If you want to learn how to paint a perfect line, like this one, click here.
Here’s the first “after” picture.  I also spray painted my candlesticks a lighter color so that they wouldn’t fade into the dark background.
Then I spray painted my key holder so that it would “pop” off the wall.  I love the new bright silver color.
After painting I decided that I really needed to add some lighting in the entryway, since it’s pretty small with a low ceiling, so I headed to TJ Maxx for some more shopping. :)
I love my new lamp.  Now I think I want to spray paint the mirror solid gold but it’s going to have to wait a little longer.
The shelf on the wall to the left was left over from when we moved, it used to be in Malea’s room.  I had Matt hang it for me and then I added the hooks underneath for purses, etc.  I also bought some fabric to recover the small ottoman but I probably won’t get to it for another week or so.

I also spray painted this frame silver.  I think now it “pops” way more then it used to.

Here are some more before and afters:
I love my new entryway, what do you think?  It’s not the red that I had originally thought I’d paint it but I’m really happy with the new design.
We recently made over our entryway again with board and batten! To see what it looks like now click HERE.
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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. Thanks for hosting! Love your blog!Carleewww.ladybirdln.com

  2. I just found your cute blog. I link #4 and I am your newest follower. Thanks for hosting and now I'm off to look around some more. Have a great week!

  3. I love your entry. The stripes look fantastic. Hope you had a great trip with the husband. Thanks again for letting me guest post.

  4. OMG ANNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! WOW i cant believe how awesome that looks! You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. By the way i love the new baskets under the entry table! David loves the new look too!

  6. Ummm… can we please do stripes somewhere in my house??? Where?? Come help me!! Anywhere in my house! lol

  7. Looks great. You did an awesome job on this project.

  8. You know I love stripes! This is awesome! Thanks for the party invite. I am a new follower now too! Chris http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com/

  9. Love your striped wall and how you painted your candlesticks and they key holder. Awesome. Think I may have to stripe my babies room that's such a cute idea!

  10. What a gorgeous transformation!

  11. Your entry really looks amazing! What a great way to welcome your guests, too! I can't wait to see more of your projects…you are like me – once you get that feeling of doing something, you go with it!! Your hubby is sweet too!Becky B.www.organizingmadefun.comOrganizing Made Fun

  12. Those walls make my heart swoon!www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

  13. This room looks fantastic!

  14. Thank you so much for hosting! I am a new follower of your blog, and I loved getting a peak at what everyone is doing!

  15. Your new entry looks amazing! I love the bold stripes:)

  16. i love it! it adds soo much sophistication to that entryway. and those baskets in that table are so great!! andiejaye

  17. obsessed with how the entry came out!!! HUGE beautiful difference! Found you over at sassy sites, come by for a visit sometime :)Jackiehttp://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com

  18. The baskets really do add a ton of texture and storage too. Good thinking.Love what a huge change you made – the stripes are awesome.

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  20. That is so pretty. and I am in love with the stripes! I am visiting from the mommas kinda crafty linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors and I am doing a really fun giveaway next week so come back and check it out. A Mommy's Life….with a touch of Yellowtyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

  21. That looks absolutely AMAZING!! The stripes are divine and completely transform and define your entry. Dare I say they actually make it look bigger?? :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!Vanessa

  22. You were featured at New Nostalgia's AP Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!

  23. love at first stripes! awesome!!!

  24. I love that wall! thanks for sharing!