Happy Monday all. How was your weekend? Did you get a lot of things done,…
While doing the Great Basement Makeover, I also wanted to spruce up the side foyer. It’s on the way to the basement and is the door we use most often. This side foyer is one of the few spaces in the house we didn’t paint right from the start. It wasn’t a priority and we didn’t really know what we’d be using it for besides the ocassional shoe drop off.
But I say, two projects are better than one right?
This is the side foyer from the main level of the house. Just as a disclaimer, these photos are not House Beautiful, proceed at your own desire to see a real before space.
Here is looking from the opposite view, coming into the house from that side door. To the left is the front foyer and the right is the kitchen. Heat detectors anyone?
And here is the hallway in between looking through it from the kitchen. Between the two doorways on the left are the stairs going down. It doesn’t get much light. Are you turned around yet?
It’s kind of a mess, all of the time. There’s lots of shoes, a random half wall with nothing behind it, as we discovered crawling behind a wall in the basement.
These hooks have seen better days. How about that trim!? In case I set it on fire, we’re prepared 🙂
Turn yourself around and there you have the door to the basement on the left and more random hooks.
And we need a lighting upgrade. Believe it or not I did paint that in Oil Rubbed Bronze, just to eliminate the shiny brass, although I can’t find a new globe that fits. New sconce shopping!
Our plan for the side foyer is this:
- Paint the bottom half of the walls white. It’s already painted paneling and this is one of my few opportunities to have white wainscoting
- Remove the wallpaper in the hallway
- Replace the trim on the walls with new or salvaged trim if we can find some that works. Paint it white.
- Select a color and paint the top half of the walls and ceilings
- Remove the hooks and boards they are on
- Make a shoe shelf in that half wall
- Hang new hooks for jackets and such
- Install some shelves on the one side
- Replace the wall sconces, now or whenever we find some good ones
- Hang up some art on the walls
- Buy a new rug
- Get some baskets to hold some items like reuseable grocery bags
What a list huh? I better go get started!
Are you taking on some projects now? Did the new year get you revved up to do some fun things in your home? Like makeover 2 rooms at once? 🙂
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