Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What's Hap-pinning Wednesday: A Few Befores-and-Afters

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday! 

I thought I'd share a few before-and-after photos of our new foyer update: a new chandelier! It has really transformed the space and I love the way it turned out. Y'all might remember that we purchased a home that needed some updating (it was kind of stuck in the 90's in a lot of places and they just had SO MUCH STUFF everywhere with lots of dark, bulky furniture) and we are really loving making it our own. We have miles to go in this house, but we're just trying to keep on budget and do one update at a time. 

So here are the pictures, and I've linked the sources below. If something isn't there, let me know! :) 

Here's the original chandelier that came with the house when we bought it: 

And here was the update from the same angle: 

Here was our foyer before (these "before" photos were those used for the house listing): 

And here's a current photo (taken yesterday): 

And another before, from a different angle: 

And after, from the same angle (taken yesterday): 

And the last photo, from the top of the stairs (before): 

And after (taken yesterday): 

We actually kept the existing paint color, which was really helpful! The big things we did in this space were, obviously, changing the light fixture; but also replacing the carpet on the stairs and into upstairs (I would love to have wood there but it's just not feasible with two little boys); and staining the banister and back of the front door. Smaller projects including changing the front door hardware and doing lots of cleaning and updating. 

Here are the sources: 

  • Paint color: Benjamin Moore Regal Select Chelsea Gray (eggshell finish) 
  • Stain color: Minwax Gel Stain "Coffee" 
  • Carpet: Local company; can't remember the name/style 
  • Chandelier: Wayfair
  • Rug: Rugs USA
  • Window panes: Round Top, Texas Antiques Fair (similar here)
  • Ladder: Vintage, gift from my MIL's best friend (similar here)
  • Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig: HomeGoods (similar here)
  • Pew Bench: Kirkland's 
  • Pillow: Pottery Barn 
  • "Let's Stay Home" Sign: Etsy (similar here
  • W Hanger: My mom's store 

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  1. I just love everything you have done with the house. Its such a huge change.

  2. Everything you've done has just taken it to the next level! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. You already know how I feel about these reveals but in case you forgot or something... LOVE!

  4. So, so pretty. We were left with a similar Tuscan-esque chandelier in our foyer too and I've been looking for a piece like the one you found. Love how it looks!

  5. Love it! We have a very similar front entry way. When we moved in a few years ago, our house (circa 1999) had all brass fixtures and dark tan walls. We have updated lots of things! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  6. You guys have done so much to make this space your own and look fantastic!


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