The Entryway Gallery Wall

My entryway and I have spent the past 6 years trying to understand each other.  She’s a teeny tiny thing, but oh, so hard to figure out. It’s been a rocky road at times…

I first found her to be cold and claustrophobic.

dining room door

After many tries at trying to find the perfect color for her, she seemed quite at peace in White Down by Benjamin Moore.

entrance white down

But, in winter time, she still seemed a little moody and grumpy, so a fresh stencilled wall treatment was applied.

entryway after

That seemed to perk her right up and made such a happy feature wall.  The problem was, the view walking in from the door was still lacking.

stairway gallery wall before

She seemed a bit, well, boring and stuck up.  I knew deep down in her heart, she really didn’t want to be.  She wanted to be happy and welcoming and full of life…and just a wee bit GRAND.

So out came the paints and some wood pieces {from a carpenter’s garbage bin!!}.  Here she is now:

entryway gallery wall final2


She seems, so, so much happier now!

whole wall final


The colors and pictures and textures and words are meant to reflect those of us who live here…

as for me and my house rustic sign

arrow sign



stripes and polka dots

I found this project to be an absolute hoot to do…

laugh sign

I’ll be back next week to give a few tutorials and details.

Linking to:  Funky Junk, DIY Showoff, Tatortots & Jello, live laugh rowe, Shabby Creek Cottage, Crafty Scrappy Happy, My Repurposed Life

This project was featured at DIY Showoff

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  1. Rita…I love the work you do! You inspire my creative nigglings as well…I may have “borrowed” a few of your ideas…I have really enjoyed following your blog:)

  2. This is so charming! I love all the little touches you created and how unique and custom it looks. I would feel so cheerful and welcome walking into an adorable entry hall like this!!

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  6. I’m thinking of painting about 90% of the interior of my house white down? The color looks beautiful in your entryway. I want to make sure it’s comes off a creamy white vs. a yellow white… I thought I would ask you what your opinion is since you have used it in a few different spaces. Thank you!

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