This week I wanted to add some color and interest to our front entryway. As the first impression into our home it was pretty lack laster, and uninviting. From the living room it wasn’t a pretty view to look at either. This was a easy project that I really believe anyone can do. Best part is, it doesn’t take long!
Ah, The terrible before pictures. This will get better quick, I promise! Once your space is all cleaned out and ready to go we started putting up the beadboard. We purchased 2 sheets of 4×8′ from Lowes. It’s listed as Wainscot wall panels at Lowes. Originally I only purchased one because I was only going to do the back wall, but as I started I decided to wrap it all the way around.
Once you have your beadboard up using construction adhesive, and our nail gun, we started on the trim. This is what really gives it a nice finished look, and we continued with wrapping that all the way around. The back is a 1×4; the top ledge is a 1×2. Once those are up, it’s time for my least favorite part- caulking and filling nail holes. Small details matter though, so don’t skip this step!
I will link peg sources, but the ones we used were thrifted. I removed them from a wooden coat rack for this project. We drilled them into the back of the 1×4 before hanging it onto the wall.
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PAINT: I knew I wanted a blue color so I ended up mixing two cans that I had to get this paint color. Risky move because I was really hoping I’d have enough to finish this. I DID! I love how this turned out, but knew if it didn’t I could always paint it again. Mixed colors are Sherwin Williams, Favorite Jeans and Bracing Blue
Note: Ive been asked several times what is the true color because as you can see, it changes. This entry does not get a ton of natural light besides the front door. It’s an original wood door with small windows, so it’s not letting much in. The best bet for natural light is when the sun is setting and coming across the room. The truest color to me is the image directly below.
All other decor was thrifted.
Next up on my to-do list for this space is picking the wallpaper. I have narrowed it down to 6 choices, and I am just waiting on the samples to arrive before I make a final decision!