Since we moved into our 1930's Colonial nearly a year ago, I have slowly but surely started sharing more and more photos of our home on Instagram, but the one area I have waited to share is our entryway. The 1980's wallpaper and flush mounted boob light fixture (forgot to take photos of it but trust me it was bad) were just not internet worthy if ya know what I mean. I knew when we bought this house that we would eventually switch out the wallpaper but it was not a top priority. Not only is wallpaper pricey, but I had such a hard time choosing what to put in there. I can't even tell you how many wallpaper books I brought home from Sherwin Williams before deciding on one. I wanted something colorful and crazy but then changed my mind because I got cold feet and figured something timeless would be better. I mean, you can always add color in other ways, right? Which is exactly what I did.
I ended up settling on a neutral but fun geometric pattern from Thibaut and I loveee it! It is classic yet funky and perfectly neutral. I am so happy with how much it has brightened up this little space!
Instead of buying a new chest, I used some leftover dark teal paint I had and spray painted the hardware. Now as I look through these photos I am realizing how bad my paint job is and YES I will be fixing it, but I just couldn't wait to get these photos up.
(I don't know the exact paint color but it is VERY similar to Benjamin Moore's "Dark Teal". )
Add some wall art and fun accessories and wah-lah- a completely new space! Speaking of fun accessories... have you seen my mini Turkish rug from Krazy For Rugs? I am OBSESSED. The colors and quality are SO. GOOD. and her selection is insane. If you are in the market for a show stopping rug go check out her website!
Now for everyone's favorite part: the before and after photos! Let me know what you think, and be sure to check out the product links at the end if you like what you see.
This light fixture is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!
Chandelier linked here.
My exact wallpaper can be found here.
A similar teal chest can be found here.
Swivel brass hook can be found here.
Galvanized wall planter can be found here.
Mini Turkish rug can be found here.
So, that's it guys. Short and sweet filled with photos- the kind of blog posts that I like and I'm sure you do too. If you liked this transformation let me know in the comments and be sure to follow along on Instagram for more daily inspo.