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Phase Two: make long-term choices that take longer, cost more, but ultimately give us the result we’re after.
Phase One might feel like a waste since it will all be changed out eventually, but these changes help us enjoy living and entertaining in the house today and that feels worth it. The entry is another place for us to make our Phase One changes.
Here is the entry on the day we moved in (taken from The ultimate vision for the entry is to update the front door (with something like this to let in more light), add medium-toned hardwood throughout the entire main floor to keep the floors consistent, simplify the banister, remove the carpet from the stairs and replace with wood, add bulkier white trim to the baseboards and around the doors.
Before Christmas, we did make a couple of updates: switching out the light fixtures for This definitely helped clean up the area, but it is still so far from what our vision is!
Over the dining table, a large lantern is a stylish focal point while a trio of salvaged copper marine lights, one above each window, illuminate the sink.
The black dresser feels pretty dark and bulky in this spot and will find a new place to be shortly.
And while we are taking out that wall, it will require moving appliances, so we want to be prepared to redo the whole kitchen at that point.
It’s like the ultimate “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” moment.
It is one of my favorite pieces we own, but it isn’t quite right for the entry.
I’m thinking now with the dark paint, we need something lighter and brighter in the entry. Right inside the door we have a bench, basket for shoes and tall mirror (such a steal at from IKEA).I would say that has been an interesting challenge so far in this house.