Our Entryway

Hello friends! I have heard on more than one occasion that an entryway creates the first impression guests have of your home and it sets the tone for the rest of the house. Since we moved into our house three years ago, our foyer has never felt quite right to me. Over the past few months, I've been giving our foyer a little love and TLC, and I wanted to share my progress with you! Here is a shot of the entryway "before," when our house was being built:

And here is the entryway today:

Quite a big difference! Originally, I wanted to paint over the "builder beige" wall color, but with the foyer being two stories, that project was a little bigger than I wanted to tackle. Thanks to an idea from Honey We're Home, the front door got a few coats of Urbane Bronze grey paint. It's far from a perfect paint job but I love the way it turned out and think the grey color makes it pop.

I was looking for a way to display some of our favorite travel photos and decided the wall behind the door would be the perfect place. I wanted to keep this project inexpensive, so I mostly used items I already had to create it. Awhile back, my grandmother gave me a box of wooden frames that she was no longer using and I gave them a few coats of Rustoleum spraypaint in metallic silver to transform them into a more cohesive group. Never underestimate the power of a can of spray paint! :)

My sweet and talented friend at All She Wrote Notes created the custom calligraphy quote for me using one of my favorite quotes. It's the perfect focal point for the middle of the gallery wall and I think it turned out perfectly!

On the other side of the entryway is an espresso console table and my new favorite mirror :) I have had my eye on this mirror from Home Decorators and took the plunge when I could combine a sale + free shipping + a coupon! It is pretty big but it looks great in this space because of the tall wall. It really brings the space together!

For the accessories I mostly "shopped" our house and brought things in from other rooms. I was excited to find the boxwood topiary on clearance for $5 bucks at HomeGoods. The broken stem and vase were quickly fixed with my favorite silver urn and some play sand. 

The trio of silver mercury jars were also HomeGoods clearance (after Christmas). They were a steal at $14 total...whoo!! All other items were snagged from other areas of the house.

I am so happy with how this space has come together. I still have a few more projects I'd like to get the hub's help with, including finishing the wainscoting and adding some trim to the front door. Here's one more look! :)

Linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick's February Before and After series.
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  1. Your foyer is absolutely beautiful!!

  2. Such a stylish entry! I love your gallery wall. The silver accents look nice with your door color.

    1. Thank you Brandi! The gallery wall is definitely my favorite part about the space :) I was hesitant to paint the door such a dark color and am thrilled that it actually looks good! Thank you for your sweet comment. :)

  3. The entry way is just beautiful, and definitely challenges me to take time to do a little more traveling in my own life :) Lovely as always!!

  4. This space looks amazing! I love the Urbane Bronze door and that mirror is killer. Also love the travel quote in your gallery wall. Pretty much I love it all ;)

  5. Love that rug! Where did you find it?