I’m not sure that funnest is actually a word. I googled it after saying it over and over in my head a hundred times and still couldn’t get a clear answer as to whether or not it is a word.
I finally just went with my redneck instincts and left it in the title.
Keep in mind, I used to teach middle school Language Arts.
Those poor children.
So I know I didn’t tell you I was doing an entryway makeover.
Here’s the thing.
I hadn’t really planned on doing an entryway makeover.
And then it all just kind of happened.
Story of my life.
Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Kirkland’s. All opinions and sporadic makeovers are 100% mine.
Before we start this makeover process, let’s take a moment to look at the before so that we can really appreciate the after:
I didn’t hate the entryway before. I loved that navy wall, but that navy wall was really making the space dark.
Furthermore, the circus would barely miss hitting her head on the corner of that table as she tornadoed down the hall.
Really, I could just say that I did this whole makeover for her safety. Right?
Quit shaking your head at me.
So, as my former students would say, what had happened is…
That’s how it all started.
I went into Kirkland’s a few weeks ago and lo and behold they were on sale for $13 a piece.
And did you see how big they are?
It would have been a sin to leave them behind at that price, so I bought all four designs:
And then I got home and realized that I had grossly misjudged how much all four of them together on the wall would overpower the bench (I’ll get to the new bench in a minute).
I was forced to pick favorites.
The elephant and leopard won.
Actually, my pick was the leopard and giraffe, but the circus screamed when I attempted to take the elephant off the wall, so that decided that.
Sidenote: they are all still only $13 as of the writing of this post.
And then there was the bench.
You see, while I was in Kirkland’s I also happened upon this bench.
And I’d been thinking I wanted a bench to put in place of the table.
And this bench was a nice neutral, which meant it would work with my ever-changing decor.
And it had nailhead trim.
And nailhead trim kind of makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
So it came home with me too.
And then I got it all home and I said to myself, “Self, this wall color has to go.”
And Self concurred.
Self deems it the “confetti wall” and you can read how Self and I did it here.
And after the wall was finished, the bench placed in front of it, the art above it, I shopped my own house for the pillows, fur throw, and painted plant basket.
Because I’m good like that.
But then I realized the old light fixture no longer worked there.
So I made a new super easy DIY light fixture for only $25.
And that is how this entryway makeover came to be.
Looking for more fun room design inspiration?
Mudroom – Laundry Room Makeover – complete with a wall of swimmers. Seriously.
Home Office Makeover – where color and Burt Reynolds collide. 🙂
DIY Master Closet Makeover – colorful tassels and black and white stripes – oh my!
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