New Paint and Beadboard in the Entry

Happy Monday Friends! Needless to say, it has been a little wild and crazy over here, hence my almost week absence from the blog. Last you heard from me, we were getting our house painted a week earlier than expected (here). I think it would have been hectic enough just getting the main living spaces of our house painted with two kiddos, but throw in a week early and it was a scramble to say the least. But I have absolutely zero complaints! The boys were soooo good (surprisingly!), and the house looks even better than we could have expected. It really does look like a new, updated home. We can not get over it. It was worth every penny. The newly painted trim is just the icing on the cake. Now, all the rooms and trim we had previously painted ourselves all matches throughout the house, finally! Each room transitions seamlessly to the next. It always amazes me what paint can do! Today, I am thrilled to be sharing a sneak peek of the new paint and our DIY beadboard in the entry.

From the very start of this blog, I have talked about the troublesome wall behind the door. Well, troubled no more! I have shared with you all the updates we have made, from painting the interior of the door (here), to adding a table to the entry (here). But it never seemed right….until now. I am so pleased to say this wall is officially done. My husband is even more excited to hear those words. I have messed with this space more than I’d like to admit. However, it was worth it for this outcome. I just wish we had installed the beadboard from the start! It really is so simple! Lesson learned.

We chose the wide beadboard in a 4 x 8 sheet from Home Depot, and think it just looks made for this previously troubled wall! Next, we added large trim for the top of the beadboard, and added these hooks for decor and coats for when guests come. The leftover hooks from our coat closet transformation (here), worked well in this space. The oil rubbed bronze against the white beadboard just pops! I chose nothing too fancy for the hooks behind the wall. Keeping it rustic, clean, and welcoming. This hanging basket used to hang in the den that is now our playroom, and I am so happy to use it here. I placed some flowers in it for Spring. And instantly the entry was ready for warmer weather. It will be so fun to play with this area for the different seasons. We also went really simple above the beadboard, and think this “gather” sign is just perfect for behind the door.

And just for fun one last peak at the before and after. You can really see the difference the new paint color makes here on the trim, walls, and the interior of the front door. But the star is obviously the beadboard. If you are questioning doing it, what more motivation do you need than this picture! It is a cheap and easy way to add character to your home. Before it was so drab, and now it is welcoming and warm! 
This troubled area behind our wall now exudes a simple rustic vibe. Beadboard is especially perfect for behind the door, because you can still fully open the door, and nothing hanging from the hooks can get damaged. We just love the instant character it adds to our home. Look for a post coming soon, with all the details on this DIY beadboard entry (post here). Spoiler alert, it is so easy, and caulk and a good white paint is the star of this show! And what do you think of the new paint color?! We just love it, especially here in the entryway against the crisp white beadboard. Can’t wait to share all the other happenings around here soon! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Paint// Sherwin Williams Sandbar
Beadboard Paint// Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Door Paint// Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Hooks// Amazon
Basket, flowers// Antique Stores
Hanging R// Hallmark
Gather Sign// Rusty Mile Signs
Magnolia Wreath// Antique Farmhouse
Door Wreath Hanger// Marshalls

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Hi, I'm Jess. Soon to be mom of three and lover of all things decor and design. Follow along as we renovate our newly bought farmhouse one room at at time, and welcome baby #3. So happy you are here!


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