This room was the original “art room” of the house. It was the second room to get paint on the walls and only one of two rooms that was painted before we actually moved in (Olive’s bedroom being the first). I have always adored the look of white-painted floors, so slapping white porch paint on these floors (following the steps from this webpage pretty much to a T) was actually the very first DIY project that I embarked upon after buying the house. But after several months of us actually living in the house and figuring out just how all the living spaces would pan out, it became apparent that this room was more of an entry/drop-off zone more than a functioning “art space” since it has an exterior door that is the main door we use to leave/enter the house.
Completed Projects List:
As of June 2011:
Gratuitous photo of the lovely antique crystal chandelier that was passed down to me by my father and step-mother:
I really like having the full-length mirror (only $40 from Wal-Mart) in this room for a last-minute outfit check, and the ladder shelf ($99 from Lowe’s) is a fantastic landing site for such things as our keys, my purse and Olive’s homework. The two storage boxes with the oval windows on the bottom of the ladder shelf shelf (from IKEA) are super handy to keep gloves, hats and scarves both out of the way when not needed and easliy accesable when they are.
Just to note, the paint in this room is Valspar’s Smoke, the same paint I used in this wall of frames project, and the paint on the trim and door is a saturated shade of gray-brown (not certain of the name) that was found in the oops paint at Home Depot for only $3.
So there you have it, the grande entryway!