So it’s the big reveal for my entryway room makeover for the One Room Challenge. If you’ve been following you will know that the entryway was a mess that needed quite a bit of help. I’m sharing what I’ve accomplished so far. The room isn’t quite finished – it’s almost there! You can check out all the posts (at the very end of this post) before, during, during, during and now the entryway room makeover after!
I really love how my “doors” and the headboard bench turned out. It totally was the look I was going for. It is hard to believe that new pine wood is what was used to create these doors. As for the ceiling height, the center of the ceiling is 12 feet tall and the outer walls are 9 feet tall. I wanted these doors to be oversized to cover the trim that surrounds the opening to the craft room. Although the doors are screwed in place and don’t actually open they hide the door trim (underneath) perfectly. When it’s time to remove the doors, we’ll take out a couple of screws and everything will be in it’s original spot. They look like old vintage doors to me. Do they look vintage to you??
I’m sharing what my original goals were for this room:
My goals for the One Room challenge -The Sliding Wall and The Secret Room:
Build a sliding wall. I know you’re wondering????
Create a secret room (the result of the sliding wall).
Make some type of “doors” to the dining room. Which by the way is now my craft room.
Create a gallery wall on my sliding wall.
Build a bench from a headboard.
Possibly get a new chandelier. It definitely needs one.
Style and decorate the room – rug, pillows, accessories, etc.Not sure if I’ll get to this part – it depends on the budget.
So out of all my goals for the room. I didn’t finish the gallery wall. I knew this one would be the most difficult. For me to find a lot of frames, prints, photos, etc for a gallery wall it just takes lots and lots of time to curate.. I will be trying to get this crafted and done by the end of the summer. I like to look around when I’m out shopping or shopping online and see what could possibly work and balance out.
The other item I need to finish up is the styling and decorating the room. So part of the goal was crossed out. I purchased a rug and pillows but need several more items. I will be on the lookout for an entryway table, wall clock and other fun decor!
Now if you haven’t seen my post about the sliding wall, you’ve got to check it out. To be quite honest – I haven’t seen anything like it. Once the gallery of pictures, frames, etc is up the wall will be completely finished.
This is the wall before it was painted.
A brass and crystal chandelier is what was here before. I had purchased this chandelier used for $15 last year. I was waiting for the right room to put it in. It works great in the entryway. I will probably add some kind of embellishment to it in the future.
The angle from inside the front door. Can’t wait to not only put pictures, etc on the sliding wall but also update the sconces and put up pictures on the stairwell wall!
The old vintage door knobs were purchased at a yard sale and were once working door knobs. They are now “dummy” knobs just for looks. I know it looks pretty tacky with the new brass screws but they will be made “old” when I get a few minutes to do it.
The bench is made with a headboard and a foot board. The bench seat was constructed with pine boards. I will be sharing the tutorial on how to create this bench.
Stay tuned for the final, final reveal!!
All the posts about this room!
Part 5: The post you are reading – Entryway Room Makeover!
Part 6: The actual reveal of the completely finished entryway will be coming soon!
So what else will I be working on to finish up this room?
- gallery wall
- wall clock
- entry table
- wall hooks or hall tree
- getting my secret room organized!
Thank you to the companies that helped me create this room!
A very big thank you to Calling It Home for hosting the One Room Challenge. Twice yearly is when the challenge is hosted – spring and fall. I’m looking forward to the next one!