7 Entryway Reconfiguration Part 3- The Magic of Paint!

I’m a firm believer that paint can quickly take a room from drab to chic with a few swipes of paint roller. Our Entryway proves that 100 times over (well after we rip up that old dingy orange carpet)!! Let’s do a quick little side by side comparison shall we?

A little paint can go a long way!! Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Wowza! Holy Cats! Is that even the same room?!


It all started with primer…
Queue the beginning of a dramatic change… Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Even after the first couple coats of primer the room was really starting to shine. Definitely brightens up the area and brings the room into a new era.

Even primer brought cleanliness to this room. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Sure the primer was still drying and only had one coat, but we could already notice the difference. It felt so much cleaner already!

Primer covering years of grime! Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Years of grime, flushed away after each layer of paint. For now we chose to leave the paneling and ‘chair rail’ trim as simple primer white. We wanted to live with the white entryway before splurging on paint to see how dirty the ‘mud room’ area would get.

Brightening up the Fuse Box area. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Remember the entryway plan for this little area is to add function by hiding the fuse box, add a bench and beef up the shoe space.

Paint Can Perfect Peacock Teal (real color: Jamaican Dream 55b-6 Ultimate Color Collection from Menards). Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

That first brave stroke of *Perfectly Peacock Teal (my name, not theirs), was nerve wracking as it was the first bold color we’ve added to our house color pallet. At the same time, I was ridiculously excited to incorporate one of my favorite colors into an area that immediately impacts our guest’s impression of our home.

Perfect Peacock Teal (Jamaican Dream from Menards) in Trisha D’s nook area. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

*In case you’re wondering the actual teal color, it’s Jamaican Dream 55b-6 Ultimate Color Collection from Menards.

Say it with me now... "ohh ahhh."
Perfect Peacock Teal (Jamaican Dream from Menards) in Trisha D’s entryway. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Excuse the night shot.

The Perfect Peacock Teal covered very well and only required two coats for even coverage.

Are you ready to ogle over the rest of the room? Let's have at it:
Perfect Peacock Teal (Jamaican Dream from Menards) in Trisha D’s nook area. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Perfect Peacock Teal (Jamaican Dream from Menards) in Trisha D’s freezer and storage area. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Perfect Peacock Teal (Jamaican Dream from Menards) in Trisha D’s Entryway. Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Don’t mind the pixilation, the beau jump started the fuse box concealing before I had a chance to bask in all the painted glory.

One of my favorite parts is that the faux chair rail and paneling sort of act as wainscoting which was by total accident. The white on the ceiling and wainscoting still brightens the area while the teal adds a much needed punch of color.

Admittedly I should have patiently waited until the rest of the eyesores were taken care of, but seriously I couldn’t stand looking at those ugly dirty smoke covered walls any longer. It was like a ‘yo hold me back or Ima hit it (with a paint brush) kinda dilemma.

After the major areas of the room were painted, we seemed to catch a second wind to bring our room to the finish line. We’ve got plenty more to tackle in this room, hope you’ll stick around! I pinky swear it’s totally worth it!!

Have you updated a room with a bold color? Were you nervous/giddy/excited? 

Want to follow along with the Entryway progression? Here’s the $5 Drum ShadeIntro/PlanDoorway Removal and adding storage using creative materials.

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7 comments:

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    1. Awe thanks Dena, it's even more gorgeous in person!!

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  2. I love the teal color that you chose. It really pops with the white on the bottom of the walls. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Paula!! It was a risk that I was willing to take. The beau was a bit hesitant at first but gave his approval after a couple days! Hope you'll stop by for the rest of the room as it takes shape!

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  3. That color is perfect! Love it paired with the white!!

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    1. Thanks girl! This was done so long ago, I was worried I missed the window of opportunity!

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  4. What a difference! I wouldn't have been able to wait either. I love the pop of color. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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