Monday, January 30, 2012

striped entry reveal

Today is the big day, I am revealing the foyer makeover I did for the imagine the impossibilities challenge!

Last week I kept you posted on my progress as I transformed our entry from blah and boring to bright and bold!

BEFORE


AFTER


I am LOVING my new foyer! 

As it turned out painting the stripes on the wall wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. The hardest part was painting all the brown trim over and over again ( three coats). All the hard work was definitely worth it!

Thank you ladies for throwing down this challenge or I may have never gotten up the nerve to start this project.

Can't wait to link up for the big party on the 31st! Please see side bar to find out what sites to visit. I am sooo looking forward to seeing how everyone else did with their challenge!

                                                     
                                                                      Amy



linked to...classyclutter

55 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, that's lovely, the horizontal strips are awesome! Congrats on completing your impossibility!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Amy,
    Congratulations on meeting the challenge! That was quite the project and it came out just beautiful!!! I love the stripes and the fresh new trim paint, it makes a huge difference, doesn't it.
    Hugs, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  3. Totally diggin' the stripes! They are so cool! Isn't it amazing how a little paint can transform an entire room? Love your foyer!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations on achieving the 'impossible' - I know that painting the woodwork is sooo boring, but it really was worth it. And coupled with the stripes, your hallway looks outstanding !

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love, love, love! My favorite part is the white trim.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks great!! I especially love the new blue door!

    Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop. I'm pinning this to share with others!
    http://romanceonadime.com/take-it-on-tuesday/take-it-on-tuesday-blog-hop-hand-painted-ceramic-mug/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh I love it now!! It looks so fresh with the white trim! Great job on the stripes too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very fun, but still "grown up," elegant, and welcoming. Really great.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The stripes look great...were they difficult?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They weren't as hard as I thought they would be. The trick is to use a chalk line to get straight lines. I also was careful not to load too much paint on my roller so it wouldn't get under the tape. Thanks for stopping by.
      Amy

      Delete
  10. I LOVE it! I love the stripes, I love the blue mason jars, I love the word art. I love it all. So lovely! Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!! Karah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I am really enjoying the space. Is it weird to want to just sit in your hallway?
      Amy

      Delete
  11. What a great transformation! This looks almost EXACTLY like my last homes entry. Looks great! Enjoy that welcoming entry.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great transformation! What a difference those stripes make! Looks like you have conquered your "impossible." Thanks for joining the party!
    blessings,
    karianne

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is amazing! Great job! Thanks for sharing your "impossibility"! <3 from your newest follower and fellow {brand-new} blogger! Check out my "impossibility" and follow back!

    ~Misty
    www.413sparrowlane.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. hey! am popping over from the clean & scentsible blog link up this evening. your stripes tempted me over here to see your blog. looks awesome!!!!!! conrgats on a job well done!

    samantha

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the stripes. Also like the black door. Your entryway looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Found your blog on Pinterest, what an awesome job you've done and I am sure you are proud! Love the stripes and with the white trim they pop! I'm a new follower and going to look around! If you have time come on over at http://ourbluefrontdoor.blogspot.com

    Congrats, what a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This amazing! I love what you've done. Those stripes did the trick. Love the ledge with the photos!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That really is a great makeover that you have done! There are some lovely original ideas and you have made it "your own". I really admire people who have a vision like this: I'm afraid I would have been too much of a coward and stuck with the "meh" look! Well done for achieving your Impossibility challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I LOVE the stripes! And I love the blue mason jars on the shelf. Please stop by and share with my readers if you get a chance.

    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/01/fabulous-friday-10.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will definetly come by, I love a good party!
      Amy

      Delete
  20. My stripe would NEVER have been that straight!
    You did a wonderful job.
    The white makes it really pop.

    Can you believe there are so many of us "Impossible" gals out there?

    ~ Dana
    Cooking at Cafe D
    "Jimmy John's Kitchen" Project

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great job - it adds so much pizazz! 3 coats of paint on the trim - you deserve a big cocktail! So glad you joined our Impossibilities Challenge party! Following you.
    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right! Thanks for stopping by and becoming my newest follower!
      Amy

      Delete
  22. I can't believe that you accomplished so much in so little time! When you first told me what you planned to do ... I was a bit skeptical. Huge job and executed so well! Love the white trim and ballisters, the black door and, of course, those amazingly even stripes! I will be pinning away ...

    Thanks so much for taking on our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Trust me I was skeptical myself that I had bitten off more then I could chew. I think it's better sometimes to give yourself a deadline because it forces you to keep going. Thank you for your gracious comments!
      Amy

      Delete
  23. I think the paint really made your space look so much BIGGER! Love it (and the paint color)! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Splendid makeover! Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!
    I have become a friend and follower and hope you will too!

    ReplyDelete
  25. It looks awesome...I LOVE the striped walls! Changing the color of the inside of the door to black was such a great choice too! I'm your newest follower from the simple home life party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Awesome! Those stripes look soooo good!

    Thanks for linking this up at Creatively Living!

    --Katie

    ReplyDelete
  27. The stripes are gorgeous and really open the space up. I love the shelf and they decorations you've put on it.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow-the stripes make such a huge difference! More inviting and modern for sure:) I would love it if you stopped by to share this at my linky party going on right now:)
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/02/diy-craft-link-party.html

    ReplyDelete
  29. WOW! Awesome! I love the stripes and the black front door is fantastic! I think it's great that you painted the trim too, because now it just flows together seamlessly. Well done!

    Thanks for linking up to my first Room Evolution party - I'm looking forward to seeing more!

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a wonderful transformation! I just put stripes in my laundry room and I love them. Im thinking about where I should put them next. Im finishing up my foyer (stenciling). Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Looks fantastic- love how it came out!! Thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'll be featuring you tomorrow during STicker Time! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  33. That makes such a statement! I just love it. Not sure if I am stylish enough to pull it off though. LOL! I am a new follower visiting from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from Mess For Less

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such an amazing transformation! Love the stripes and the white looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. The stripes are sooo much fun! Beautiful transformation! I bet you smile everytime you walk throught the door!

    ReplyDelete
  36. It is stunning and the lines turned out so perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Yep, I'm doing this. the only question is...where???

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have featured this today!

    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/02/fabulous-friday-features.html

    ReplyDelete
  39. wow!!
    it is really nice

    http://lacasitadmaria.blogspot.com/
    María from Spain

    ReplyDelete
  40. This looks amazing!! I have a serious thing for stripes, and this entrance hall is perfection! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am officially painting my foyer door black! Thanks for the inspiration! I am glad to be your 100th google follower.

    Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would LOVE to know the paint colors you used!!! It looks AMAZING :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love your foyer, great job! I want to do the same with mine. What is the width of the stripes? 12"??? Others I've seen are too skinny. Yours are PERFECt! I'm going to paint mine in grays. My interior front door is painted a slate teal. Thank you for sharing!

    Rebecca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mine are 10.4 inches each! Good luck with your stripes, it is so worth the effort!

      Delete