The New Entry

It’s time to show how the entry way looks now after the new paint and with everything back up on the walls, so come on in!

All of the accessories are pretty much the same, but the only new addition is that round mirror hanging on that little wall above. It’s my new favorite thing. When my husband first saw it hung up, he acted like he was throwing darts at it.  Men. No comment on that one because I think it’s pretty great. :)

Fingerprints and all. :)

The stairs.

That little hallway to the right also got the new flooring.  We kept the tile in the extended entry because it’s perfectly good tile and would have been quite an expense to rip it all up.  Plus I don’t have to worry about people coming in the front door with wet feet. :) We may rip it up one day, but we aren’t in any hurry.

Here’s the spring entry table.

It has our piece from Modern Bird Studios on it now, and that glass dome I ordered from Willow House.  Love it!

And some more…

And you know this post wouldn’t be complete without a before picture, so here’s the best one I could find.

And after.

Can I get an amen for light neutral walls please?  Amen!

And yes, I’d like to get different rugs eventually too that are a little more updated for the entry, but that isn’t on my top to-do list right now because these don’t look bad or anything.  It just could be a little more enhanced. :)

You like the new look?  I can’t get over the difference when I look back at old pictures.  It feels like a brand new house again, but just feels right now.

I’ll add this post to the “Our Home” tab as well, and I am also working on a Paint Colors tab so those are easier to find too.

Source List:

  • Paint Color: Balanced Beige by Sherwin Williams (Color matched and used Behr’s paint and primer in one (Flat Finish). More details about the paint in this post.
  • Round Mirror in Entry: Homegoods
  • Big Sunburst Mirror on Staircase wall: Pier 1, last year on clearance
  • Glass Dome on Entry Table: Willow House
  • Birdcage Lamp: Cracker Barrel about a year ago
  • Staircase Wainscoting: See this post for details and this post for the how-to.
  • Painted Front Door and Welcome Sign: See this post for details.

Sharing this post at Centsational Girl’s Paint Party and Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before and After Party.



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  1. It looks great Emily! Too funny about the mirror. Love it, however!!

  2. Looks beautiful. We are in the process of going “more” neutral on all our walls also. Amen.

  3. Emily ~ your reveal is simply gor-jus! I totally ? your round mirror. I know my boys would be all over that with Nerf darts in a jiffy.
    Thanks for all the inspiration I can handle for one morning!

  4. Wow, this is so beautiful. I love love love everything about it!

  5. BEAUTIFUL… it!

  6. It’s clean, smart, and beautiful! I love what neutral colors can do for a space. You can appreciate all the pretty accessories without the distraction of bright color. And it’s easier to rotate items around the house with a neutral backdrop. Way to go!

  7. This looks beautiful! I love the accessories and the colors. (And my husband would have done the same thing with the imaginary darts. Men, indeed!)
    It looks fab!

  8. Mary @ Redo 101 says:

    The entry looks great. Love the mirror, and the table and its accessories are beautiful. And seriously, Amen on the light walls!!! :) Thanks for sharing the eye candy with us!

    Mary @

  9. It’s looking pretty fabulous! Kudos on your hard work!

  10. Beautiful — feels so much more open with the light neutral! Well done!

  11. It looks beautiful! I wish I had your skills!

  12. Stunning. Love the new wall color. Your accessories are perfect.

  13. Emily, your entry way is looking so great! I love it.

  14. Everything looks beautiful!! You did a great job.

  15. I love the color! Such a huge difference, and your spring console is adorable :)

  16. Awesomeness! I love it all! I thought your colors before were very neutral, but the change is huge. You have such a way with decorating, I’m so impressed!

  17. This looks fantastic! The mirror is perfect for that spot!

  18. I really like the new look! It’s great how you’ve added all those special touches that make it “home”. And those long drapes are just awesome!

  19. WOW! Emily! It looks so great! SO GREAT! Ya know, I can TOTALLY picture Randy doing that. It’s EXACTLY what he would do! I should know, I’m married to his goofy younger twin!!! HAHA! :)

  20. LOVE THE HOUSE! looking good, my friend!!!

  21. Amazing!! I love the mirror – makes the entrance pop I think! And I don’t have words for the stairs – wow!

  22. Absolutely stunning!!

  23. Loving your blog. My mom went a repainted her house white, and lighter colors after I got married. Talk about a near culture shock when you grew up surrounded by dark, bold color! But it has grown on me so much, the clean, light, roomy feel it brings. Now I am debating a “life change”, going from dark to light!

    I am a new follower, and I hope to see you more often!

  24. What a gorgeous entry way! Mine has actually been towards the end of my To-Do list, but after seeing yours I think I’m going to bump it up to the top :D Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

    Stopping by from The Shabby Nest


  25. Hello from Malaysia!!! I came across your blog thru The Shabby Nest. Well, both of the big round mirror look so beautiful to me… If me, I may save the big sunburst mirror for some other wall which it can be a great focus point. Anyway, love the whole makeover…everything look so harmony together!

  26. Gorgeous! So welcoming I love stairway wall too!Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it’s actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?

  27. Wow, this looks beautiful. Have a lovely weekend! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas

  28. oooooooh, gorgeousness. love your archways and adore the paneling up the stairs. want!

    come visit soon.


  29. So pretty! Love how light and bright it is. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint :) Great job!

  30. BEAUTIFUL, your entrance makes a statement, I love the differents frames etc. lining the stars!

    Stopping by from tatertots and jello!


  31. It looks great! I love the mirror and the paint.

  32. AWW I love it! It’s the perfect mix of retro and modern and I LOVE the color scheme!!

  33. Your moulding is GORG! I am in love with your entryway. The frames and mirrors are lovely. and the color scheme is fantastic! i love it! :)

  34. That looks fabulous! I wish we had a stairway! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

  35. Your entryway looks beautiful! Love the colors and the mouldings.

  36. Very pretty. I like the light walls. ;D @ your DH “throwing” darts.
    Dropping by from BNOTP.


  37. You have a gorgeous home.
    don’t forget to add it to our linking party this week

  38. Amen(!) for neutral colored walls. :) Your redo looks fabulous!

  39. I love your new decorating, very terrific! Your hubby made me laugh,…yeah, I’ve seen that attitude beore too! I do like your new mirror in the perfect spot! Lokks great, hon.

  40. AAAAAMMMMMMEEEEENNNNN….LOL. ;-) Can I move in now? Thanks for sharing! Bug Hugs.

  41. Beautiful! We just redid our entry way and stairs (which led to renovating an entire room too – isn’t that always the way?) I know how relieved I was to finish that project, as I’m sure you were! Your entry turned out lovely :)

  42. Love it thank you for sharing your lovely pictures.


  43. You’re right . . . “Amen” to this serene color palette. So pretty!

    Warmly, Michelle

  44. Your home is beautiful. I love your entry way – so pretty!

  45. Your entranceway.. is beyond gorgeous! Its stunning!! Very well done!!

    Hope you’ll drop by at

  46. I love this (once again) and am featuring it on my blog today!

  47. Great before and after! Your entryway looks very welcoming and that mirror is perfect for that space. Visiting from thrifty decor chick.

  48. I spotted your blue trellis pattern rug in the back ground of your living room and was wondering where you got it. Exactly what I’m looking for.

    Thank you,

  49. LOVE it. Just recently found your blog. Where sis you get the welcome “sticker” on your front door?

  50. Your entryway table and fall decorations really caught my eye. I love everything about them and would like to duplicate it as much as possible starting with the furniture. Can you share where you bought the table?

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