Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Updated Entry with Hand Painted Wall

We had a small front entry that was boring and bland, but a few hours and a little paint fixed that! I used paint I already had on hand and shopped my house for accessories, making this update practically free!

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

Our entryway started out very plain and white. We changed out the light fixture last year, but it still needed some color. I started by taking the things off the walls and removing everything from the entry so I could start with a clean space.

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

I left the hardware on the door and taped around the handles and hinges. I used two coats of Aqua Waters by Deco Art on the door.

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

I pulled our straw hats out of the closet to use as art above the coat hook rack. I hung command strip hooks on the wall and used curtain clips I had on hand to hang the hats. I simply clipped the clamp to the inside of the hat, and hung by the ring.

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!
I also wanted an accent wall in the hallway, but did not want to spend a lot of money on wallpaper. After spending some time on Pinterest, I decided to try the hand painted sponge technique. I used a Magic Eraser and cut the edges off, so the shape would not be a perfect rectangle. I poured some black paint into a paper plate and practiced on an envelope to make sure I liked the design. 

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

I decided to just go as high as the coat rack instead of doing the whole wall, so the walls would be balanced at the top. I placed the side of the sponge into the paint, then dabbed some of the paint off, so it gave a stippled effect (shown below.)

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

I chose to offset my pattern every other row and eye-balled it for spacing. It does not have to be perfect...that's the fun of it! After letting the paint dry, I added a mirror that I thrifted for $13 to reflect light. I finished off the area with a colorful basket to hold hats, gloves, and scarves and a thrifted stool, I swiped from another room.

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!

Update a boring entry way with a bright door and hand painted accent wall using a sponge!


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