Saturday, June 22, 2013

Please Enter Here

Here we go!

The time has come for the beginning of the big reveal...

The first room up is the MUDROOM.

Once a boring mudroom, is now a chic place to sit, store your stuff and is the FIRST IMPRESSION of our Beach House. 

The focus here was, "I think I will croak if I have to paint any more knotty pine!"  Seriously, that stuff is thirsty and I just didn't have it in me.  Not. even. for. one. more. room.  So for now, she stays natural.  That being said, I knew I needed some pieces that POP and white was my first choice. 

The front door was a grey blue, but I wanted something a little more classic.  I thought really hard about painting it the faintest yellow, but I already had the classic black door paint on hand.  Free wins!  
Plus, I am a sucker for a black pane door with a seagrass shade.  So classic!

In case you don't know, I have a love affair going with shiny back front door.  I have tutorial on how to get a glossy one without using oil paint.

The existing light fixture was a simple jelly jar fixture.  It was cute enough, but I wanted something a little more pizazz...
I tossed around replacing the jelly jar with a mason jar, but the vintage light bulb won.

These antique chairs were a $5 score my Mom made from a tag sale in the 60's.  

 The wood floors were already painted grey, I just purchased a grey/blue striped throw rug for $20 to soften it up.

For now, they stay grey.  I have hung my paint brush up for the Summer...

I found this awesome brass nautical bell at a consignment store for $12.  
Now visitors can let me know when they arrive!  

This built-in storage bench is perfect for storing all our beach essentials and our shoes.

What could be more perfect than a chalkboard in a beach house mudroom?  

Purchased a large photo collage frame for $10 at a discount store....  

Take it apart and paint the frame...

Paint the glass with chalkboard paint and put it back together!
It's as simple as that!

Instant chalkboard for $10 and so much nicer than the crappy one you buy at a craft store!

And as promised, all posts from this point forward will have BEFORE and AFTER pics.

Here's the boring BEFORE:

This front door had so much potential and this color just didn't do it justice.  By painting it black and adding a seagrass shade it instantly makes a statement.

What do you think?  Do you love a black front door?  Does a vintage light bulb turn you on?  

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  1. It's a good decision that you painted your front door black. Sky blue doesn't really match the wooden surface. Others may find it unique, but a black coat will do it more justice. You see, your entryway became even more inviting! Job well done, Holly.

    John Gwaltney @ Nehemiah ReConstruction


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