It’s final reveal time and it feels so good!
Living in a raised ranch or split level as some of you call it, the entry always seems to be a problem when it comes to decorating or storage.
We mostly use our side door to come in the home so storage wasn’t a concern for us, as long as we had a place for guests to hang their coats.
Before we moved in this is what the entry looked like…
The railing was really unsafe especially with little ones. Plus it was really cold and just not my style.
One of the first things we did was remove the iron railing, and create a built in bookcase at the top of the stairs instead. (It’s still my most popular post!)
So instead of the railing we extended the wall up and this is what it looked like after we did that…
Well after 2 years I still didn’t love the entry. I wanted it brighter, I wanted the stairs darker, I wanted the tile removed and I wanted it to feel finished.
So that’s exactly what we did. You might remember that we recently added faux shiplap to that wall. I think it gives it a finished and brighter look.
While we did the shiplap I thought it was the perfect time to remove the tile and replace it with one of my favorite floors, Allure Traffic Master.
Finally last week my Mom and Dad came to help out with some projects that I couldn’t complete while pregnant. Staining the steps was on the top of the list. My Mom gave them a quick sanding and re-stained using a darker stain that we had leftover from our dining room table.
I LOVE my entry now. It’s calming, welcoming and bright. What do you think?
Now I just have to work on my chalkboard writing skills!
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Driftwood Coat Rack – Homegirl Interiors Etsy Shop
Jute Rug – Homegoods (see similar here)
Paint Color – Sherwin Williams, Perfect Greige
Allure Traffic Master Flooring – Home Depot
Minwax Stain in Kona
Friday 14th of August 2020
Are you going to highlight how you did that middle railing? That is what we are struggling with and yours is gorgeous!
Wednesday 1st of July 2020
What do you do with shoes? That's my biggest pet peeve about a raised ranch and a tiny entryway: no where to put shoes.
Tuesday 28th of April 2020
Where did you get the wood railing from?
Tuesday 12th of May 2020
Monday 3rd of December 2018
I have the same front door as yours. Mine is thermacTru fiberglass door. Is yours? I have finished it 3 times in 10 years with a ThermacTru stain kit. It is so much work to strip it and stain and poly urethane it. I have been thinking of just painting it. Is your door painted grey on the outside and painted white on the inside?
Wednesday 5th of December 2018
Yes mine is Fiberglass and it's painted the blue/grey on the outside and white on the inside.
Tuesday 27th of November 2018
Out new house has the same entry! I love it!