Our Entry & Stairway

The walls of our front entry and stairway were clad in knotty pine when we moved in. We weren’t fans, to say the least. I wrote about priming the wood back in August of 2007, but I realized recently that I neglected to follow up with the finished look. Our baby gates went up this weekend, but I took photos before I installed them.

Before & After: Our Front Entry & Stairway

Our Front Entry & Stairway

The paint color is Campground by Behr, and the fabric on the door and window was from IKEA, as was the little pink rug. I love the beautiful doorknob on the door to the living room, and I’m pretty fond of the vintage paper punch we use as a doorstop.

Our Front Entry & Stairway

Our Front Entry & Stairway

I hung a small painting that I made and put up a cute switchplate from Anthropologie. Above the railing that we installed, I hung four Syroco panels scored on eBay.

Our Front Entry & Stairway

And here, a lovely shot of just how crowded this little area gets when you actually open the front door. Now imagine a baby gate on the bottom stair that swings out into the space. Nice.

Our Front Entry & Stairway

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    Kristie Barnett
    January 21, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    great job – the doorstop is brilliant – kudos!!!!

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    Amber Evans
    January 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I absolutely love your transformation. I did a little “Spotlight On” piece for my blog with it featured. I love the fabric on the door and window from IKEA. It’s so fresh and fun!

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    January 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve never hung cafe rods before…do you screw them right into your door? We rent, so that really isn’t an option…any other ideas?

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    February 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    lovely fabric in the window…the whole entryway is great!

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