Light and Bright Farmhouse Style Entryway Refresh | SHIFTING ROOTS

Light and Bright Farmhouse Style Entryway Refresh

Have you ever started a project, only to have it sit for months on end, staring you in the face and taunting you with its unfinished business?  Welcome to our entryway.

I applied primer to it in October in a mad fit of trying to make our house look acceptable for a big party we were throwing.  The Hermit saw that I was going crazy and talked me out of my painting stupor.  The people weren’t coming to see the house, they were coming to see us.

He was right, but they were kind of coming to see the house.  I do write a home-lifestyle blog, you know.

Anyway.

Humble Beginnings

The entryway is a nice space, but it is dark and dingy and the closet has some extra special wallpaper.

Oh yes.

Retro awesomeness at its finest.

The 70's are calling and they want their wallpaper back.Click To Tweet

After removing wallpaper on all four walls and the ceiling of the largest room in the house, I was officially DONE removing wallpaper.

So I painted over it.  I have no regrets.

Come on in and check out the pretty!

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Light and Bright Entryway Makeover

Since the space has no windows, I opted to paint everything bright white.  The closet can end up looking cluttered, so I put a curtain over it to bring in some pattern and hide the mess.  I can easily change the curtain when I want a different colour scheme.

I recently refreshed the old and dingy entryway of my 1929 character house and made it over into a light and bright farmhouse style entryway. There's nothing like a beautiful makeover to greet you after a long day out.

I hung up the artwork with stick on velcro picture hangers.  My plaster walls do not do well with nails, and this way its super easy to change things up when I want to change the artwork.

I recently refreshed the old and dingy entryway of my 1929 character house and made it over into a light and bright farmhouse style entryway. There's nothing like a beautiful makeover to greet you after a long day out.

Sconce vs Artwork

I struggled for a long time with what I should do about hanging artwork and the placement of the sconce.  One piece underneath would look silly, yet I didn’t want to leave a blank space or get rid of the sconce.

Finally, it hit me.

Treat the sconce like a piece of art and make a gallery wall.

Then it hit me, treat the sconce as artwork!Click To Tweet

I recently refreshed the old and dingy entryway of my 1929 character house and made it over into a light and bright farmhouse style entryway. There's nothing like a beautiful makeover to greet you after a long day out.

I’m so happy with the results and can’t wait to experiment with different colours and pictures as the seasons change.

To shop this look, check out my Venndy story.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments!

I recently refreshed the old and dingy entryway of my 1929 character house and made it over into a light and bright farmhouse style entryway. There's nothing like a beautiful makeover to greet you after a long day out.




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Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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