Because it’s looking a tad different these days. The last time we left off in the entry way it looked like this:
[It’s (not) funny that I started working on the entry way in an attempt to work on one room until it was “finished” before I started on another. Well, I started nine months ago. Either I’m really, really slow these days, which is a huge possibility because of the kids, or I’m just really bad at sticking around in one place. Or maybe both…]
You might also remember that I painted the outside of the door a bright reddish-orange (Red Hot by Behr):
Well we loved the color it added to the entry when it was open so I just took a dip in the leftover paint and painted the inside too.
Before I started painting, I removed the roman shade and filled in the holes left by its hardware with some spackle (the door is steel so the filled in holes don’t look perfect but unless you knew they were there, you probably wouldn’t notice them). Then I taped off the windows and hardware and painted away.
I didn’t prime first because I was just painting over the existing paint but I did sand it down a teensy bit.
The roman shade (tutorial here) is gone for good because it clashed with the red on the door. My plan is to sew up a rectangle of fabric that can be attached to the door at night with some magnetic hooks we have. It seems an easy project but I’m stuck on whether I want solid or patterned fabric. The windows are pretty small and so it might seem that they might not need to be covered at all but when you’re standing at the front door, it’s not hard to peek inside and we like our privacy, so cover them at night we will. Until I decide and execute the fabric rectangle plan, we’ve been using a white trash bag.
You never thought I’d stoop that low, did you? ;) Oh but I did and you can bet your bottom dollar that thing is off and out of sight when company is here because…uh, embarrassing! ;)
The plan now is to paint the walls white in here and add a colorful something to the small empty wall to the left of the door. I already have the white paint; it’s just a matter of when I’ll have a chance to slap it up.
I’m itchin’ to see white walls in there but right now my sole focus is Christmas! I’ve been decorating more than I ever have in years prior because the girls finally have a slight grasp on what’s going on and it makes it so much more fun! This year I’m making us all stockings and I can’t wait to share! We also sold our old seven foot tree and bought a new (to us) nine footer! It’s been fun decorating it! How are you coming with Christmas decorations? Do you decorate a lot or a little? I pulled the kids’ plastic manger scene out of the attic last night and it’s become the new favorite toy, causing lots of giggles and lots of fighting, pushing, and tug-of-warring over the “amals” (animals). Such a$$es… ;)