Sunday

Entryway makeover and an IKEA hack

This weekend we had the perfect fall weather.  It was cool (and by cool I mean in the 60's) and rainy. It made me long for fall, pumpkin spice lattes, boots, scarves, the whole thing.  I know I should probably soak up the last bit of summer, but I'm a total fall girl at heart.  Since it was kind of dreary outside I got inspired to makeover my foyer.  It's something I've wanted to do for a while now.  I grew tired of the moroccan stenciled pattern.  It also felt really dark and I wanted to brighten things up a bit.  I plan to keep the brown in the dining room for a while because I don't mind it and honestly the thought of painting over it just doesn't sound appealing right now.

So, I made some small changes and it's amazing how much brighter everything feels.  It's like a breath of fresh air.  

This makeover also didn't cost me anything, it was a win win.  I pulled out a can of white paint that I used for our downstairs bathroom and got to work.  Four coats later I had a blank canvas.


I'm not so good at taking progress pictures.  Once the wall was painted and dry I used my silhouette machine to cut out small oval-ish shapes from some leftover gold vinyl.  I used three different sizes.  You could do this by hand if you don't have a vinyl cutting machine.  Just cut, peel, and stick.  I didn't stick to any particular pattern, I just randomly placed them.    




 I picked up these bookends at Marshall's a few weeks ago.  They're cheaper than the Target ones and my local store had lots of different colors.  I played it safe with the black and gray ones so they can migrate to other rooms of my house when I switch things up.






My parents gave us this ikea cabinet for Christmas last year.  We needed something very narrow to fit in this space without interfering with the closet door that is to the right.  This piece is the perfect size and the extra storage is a bonus.  However, it was kind of plain.  

So, while my paint was drying I pulled out some electrical tape and came up with this pattern.  I didn't measure this either, just eyeballed it.  I thought about painting it at first, but I like that the electrical tape is easily removed.     


I'm thinking about moving my fiddle leaf fig down here too because green, black, white, and gold work so nicely together.  Plus, it would be a lot easier to just water it outside with the hose.  I would love to find a great basket with handles to repot it in.  Seen any good ones?  I saw one a few at IKEA, but I'm looking for something a little more chunky.  

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39 comments:

Mrs. DeVore said...

Bethany, I adore everything about this! Those gold shapes are absolutely perfect, and hello, electrical tape?! Brilliant. It's all magazine-perfect!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Your walls look amazing and I love your hack! Everything looks fabulous! I know World Market has some great chunky baskets, you might try there.

Mrs. DeVore said...

clever girl! it looks awesome! way to hack!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Wow! This looks so amazing. I love it!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Perfect! I love the whole vignette....perfectly styled!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love the new wall treatment, how fun is that and the electrical tape totally transformed the chest. I hope you will link this up to Inspire Me tomorrow afternoon. This is awesome. Hugs, marty

Mrs. DeVore said...

Seriously I love it, it turned out beautiful!! It's perfection!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Oh Bethany, it looks SO classy and chic! I love every little detail and can't believe how you just whipped this out! I've been wanting to do a little vinyl project but don't have a Silhouette. Can I just buy sheets of vinyl at Hobby Lobby? LOVE the bookends, I've had an eye out but haven't seen any at our Marshall's and I also think your candleholders are great! Is that a wood base? TJ Maxx has had tons of good baskets lately!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Another win!!! You're on fire chica!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

You totally beat me to this, LOL...I want to make some decals of my gold vinyl for my hallway for fall or Christmas. And now that I see yours I can't wait!!! It looks beyond amazing. Like a I said before, down to every detail!!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

This is fantastic! Those bookends!!!!!! I need those...when you tire of them send them this way ;) xo Kristin

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much! I'll keep that in mind :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much Julia! Isn't amazing all the things you can use vinyl for? I've used my silhouette so much! I can't wait to see how your hallway turns out!

Mrs. DeVore said...

haha, so are you! Your hallway is looking awesome!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much Jennifer! You can buy the vinyl by the roll at Hobby Lobby. It's cheapest there (with the coupon), but they don't have a huge color selection. I've ordered some off of ebay, they have all the colors and pretty good prices. That's where I got the gold. The candleholders were a thrifted find and yes the base is wood, I was so happy to find them! I saw some good baskets at TJ Maxx the other day, I may just have to make a trip there today! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Marty! I'll be sure to check out your party!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Sherry! I'll take that as a huge compliment from you, you are the styling queen!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks! Can't wait to see the full reveal of your stenciling project!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Jennifer, I really appreciate it! I'm trying to think of other things I can cover with electrical tape :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks! I was just in there the other day and didn't even think to look, I'll have to check there! Thanks for the heads up!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

This is super cute! Love it

Mrs. DeVore said...

LOVE this! Perfect for rentals too!

Mrs. DeVore said...

So lovely and classy!

Mrs. DeVore said...

so pretty! I love it!!!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

This is BRILLIANT!! The gold vinly flecks & electrical tape?! Who knew how posh those things could look! So clever.


xoxo

Mrs. DeVore said...

Beautiful makeover! I love those bookends and that massive mirror! Also, electrical tape is my best decorating friend since I'm constantly changing my mind ;)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

Mrs. DeVore said...

What a fabulous job! I love following your blog. Every day I am inspired in so many ways. Today, for example, I drove to Target to buy the book ends! I have been wanting some like this for so long, and a few weeks ago you inspired me with the Stella & Dot knockoff bracelet. Thank you! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

What is the name of the ikea cabinet used? The link is broken.
Thank you! I absolutely love this! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Sorry about that, it's the stall cabinet. Thanks! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

I have a newfound love for it, especially since I change my mind so much too :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much, I'm so glad :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Oh, I am loving the wall treatment and the agate bookends! Amazing! Love, love, love :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you!

Mrs. DeVore said...

looks stunning! Excellent job! Started following your blog Bethany!

Mrs. DeVore said...

SO chic! Seriously, electrical tape? :) You are too creative, love the one-of-a-kind look! t

Bethany DeVore said...

I love your convex mirror!

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