Entryway Shelf

I found another great find recently that I just couldn’t pass up. I’ve been looking for something to go in my entry because for quite some time now it has been bare and looks sad.

Entryway Before

So when I saw this great shelf at an antique store, I knew I could make it my own.  Plus it had recently been reduced from $45 to $15!

Shelf Before

The first thing I had to do was prime it because painting over the red would be difficult.  I also wanted to take the backing off, which easily came off.

After Primed

I then had to decide which color to paint it and I decided to go with a dark grey.  The walls are a light grey and the living room is grey and yellow, so I thought a dark grey would compliment this well.  I just went to Lowes and got a small sample of this paint…I still have plenty left for any future projects and it only cost $2.50.

Grey Paint

Painting the shelf a dark grey after it has been primed

Once I hung it up, I needed to add some accent pieces and I decided to incorporate yellows again so that the living room and entryway would flow well together.  I also thought the gourds were great to use, not only because of their color, but because it represents fall.  It also serves a purpose of holding Teddy’s leash, which we honestly had no real spot for.

Shelf After with dark grey paint and yellow accent pieces.

I thought that this sign would be perfect to see when you first walk into my house, and I also love the little lantern I was able to use as well.

Home Quote: "Home is where your story begins"

Yellow & Metallic Lantern...vintage feel

What was once a boring entry way, now has a little more character.  And the best part is it only cost about $20 in total…I luckily already had the accent pieces :)

Dark grey shelves with yellow vase, lantern, & gourds

Entry Way with new shelf I painted dark grey and added yellow accent pieces.

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