I’ve been contemplating an entryway makeover for about a year now. I knew I wanted a change, something light and bright, something to energize this space and bring in a sense of airiness. I loved our entryway before, it was beautiful! The graphic, Moroccan motif rug, I loved our console table and sunburst mirror. It really was a favorite space of mine.
That said, I’m always looking for ways to revamp our home. After almost eight years, I was craving a change in here and I can tell you I think this is one of my favorite makeovers! It was simple, it took me about two days, and it cost less than $300. A can of chalk paint, swapping out the mirror and a new rug that was a lucky find…and our entryway makeover is complete. Come on in, I cannot wait for you to see it!
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OUR ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER – THE BEFORE
Here’s a look at the before – as I said, it was beautiful! I loved the rustic and sophisticated balance the console and mirror had. The lines of the table are gorgeous and I knew with a fresh coat of paint, I could take this piece to a whole new level.
The shot below is from one of my favorite posts about styling a console table four different ways, full of tons of styling ideas. The black rug served us very well for all of the years we’ve had it, but I wanted something new to energize our space and add sophistication.
It was time to lighten and brighten!
OUR ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER – THE REVEAL!
Our new rug is exactly what I wanted (more on that further down) and I can’t believe the difference in this room!
Light and bright is what we have now and I’m so thrilled with the way it turned out.
I knew I wanted the table to be a light color also – either cream, white or grey. I wasn’t sure what I would end up choosing, but I found the most perfect shade of soft grey when I finally decided I was ready to paint.
THE MAKEOVER – PAINTING OUR TABLE WITH CHALK PAINT
I’m impatient and I can be very lazy when it comes to DIY projects, I won’t lie! When I want something done, especially when it’s a small project like this one, I want it done fast.
I wanted to try chalk paint and found the perfect shade for my project – Icy Grey by Rustoleum. A beautiful, light, cool grey.It was so easy to use and because the table had a matte finish already, there was no need to sand it or strip it for prepping.
I washed it down, grabbed my brush and painted away.
In the shot above, the table is still wet, but you can get a very good idea at how opaque it is when it’s applied, and this is only one coat.The coverage of the paint is beautiful and I was pleasantly surprised at how evenly it went on.
I also plan on giving the table a coat of satin varnish to finish it off, for a smoother finish, instead of a chalk finish.Next was tackling the mirror…I tried to paint this one gold, but I really wasn’t thrilled with how it looked against this wall color, as you can see above.
As a quick option, I tried swapping it out with my vintage Hollywood Regency faux bamboo mirror from the bedroom to see how it would look…
FINDING THE PERFECT MIRROR!
AND here it is – I think it’s the perfect piece for now, and I also love the style paired with this console table much better now that it’s painted as well.
I’m in love with the soft tones and layers of warm and cool greys in here now.
With all of the beautiful natural light we get, it is exactly what I wanted.
The cool grey of the table pairs so well with the warm grey wall color, Collingwood, by Benjamin Moore, and the vintage gold mirror add a gorgeous element to the mix.
Painting the table now has me thinking of painting a similar color in our dining room.
I’ve talked about possibly painting out the black walls for a while now, and I’ve gone back and forth for so long.
I do love them, but think I might take the plunge and bring the same airy brightness to that space as well. UPDATE: OUR NEW DINING ROOM!
I may have to try and find a different rug for the dining room if I do paint it – something to better compliment our new one – but I think I’ll try to tackle the paint first and then decide.
OUR GORGEOUS, NEW GREY RUG
OK, time to talk about the rug. This was the luckiest find from HomeSense, and absolutely meant to be.
I ran in the other morning to see if I could find something and there it was waiting for me to bring it home. I still can’t believe how quickly I managed to pull off this room. There wasn’t much to do in here except paint the table and change the mirror, but finding the perfect rug just by chance, was the icing on the cake for me.
I love the silver tones and the subtle hints of beige and brown in this rug, they compliment the warm and cool greys in the space.
The vintage-inspired look is beautiful, and the muted pattern is perfect – quite the contrast to our previous rug!
This rug is like a breath of fresh air and was the ideal piece to finish off our entryway makeover.
Nothing excites me more than when a vision in my head comes to life! That wraps up my reveal today, I want to know what you think about our entryway makeover! Leave me a comment at the bottom of my post, I’m always so happy to hear from you. If you’d like to always have the latest news sent to your inbox, you can sign up for my newsletter, also at the bottom of my post, or at the top, under subscribe. Thank you, as always for reading with me, I hope you’re inspired! xo