Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Entryway re-design

The entryway to our house is the only thing that hasn't really been "updated". It still had the darker woodwork (the rest of the house has been painted white) and the colors weren't really our style. Benjamin Moore's Aura paint to the rescue!
From being a BzzAgent I was selected to try out Aura paint and let them know my thoughts. This was the perfect time to update our entry way. Here's all of the before pictures.
Looking down the hall to the front door

Stairway (don't mind the DH sitting on the stairs)
Front door on the left with the coat closet on the right (oh and our mess that I still need to organize!)
Here's the color I chose to use. Secret (AF-710) ... it's gorgeous!
The color went on so well we almost didn't need to do a second coat, but decided to so that it would be a rich/saturated color. The woodwork painting took up most of the time (it required up to 5 coats of some cheap store brand paint). So after many hours of painting we ended up with this ...
All the woodwork was painted white, including the front door
The banister got a coat of paint and the walls the lovely grey

And the corner nook looks a little more pulled together with everything matching (oh and I picked up all the shoes that were in the corner)

We are very happy with the transformation of our entryway! The white and grey make it much more modern to fit the rest of the house. I'm so happy to be rid of all the stained woodwork. I still need to add some things to the walls to bring it all together. You can check out my Pinterest board for inspiration on how I plan to decorate everything. What do you think --makeover success?

*I did receive a free gallon of Benjamin Moore Aura paint for this project from being a BzzAgent. I also received a few $5 off a gallon of Aura paint coupons. If you are interested in trying it out just let me know and I'll drop you one in the mail :)


  1. looks great! I't's amazing what some paint can do for a space

  2. OHHHH! I love the contrast of the white against it!


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