Christin’s foyer makeover is finished and I’m sharing the pics with you all today! It was a huge transformation from a traditional and darker foyer to a brighter and lighter space. I’m calling this one Farmhouse Glam – a touch of farmhouse elements with a touch of glam! Here is a picture of the space before the makeover. The paint was a nice neutral but dark and the console cabinet was a standard black.
Christin’s house is like mine (we are neighbors) and built in the 1960’s. Just like any makeover in an older home, surprises await! Apparently, the previous owner had painted over wallpaper – yikes! The walls needed a lot of prep before they were ready to paint.
Christin picked a few wall paint samples and called me to come over with the sample of Annie Sloan Paris Grey, which we had decided on for the cabinet and mirror, After holding the Paris Grey up against the samples, we decided on Benjamin Moore HC-170, Stonington Gray for the walls. After they were painted, I brought over the painted mirror and we both decided it needed a little something more. A whitewash gave the pieces more dimension and contrast with the walls (Whitewash Over Wax). I also worked on the little bench in the corner. It was finished in General Finishes Seagull Gray with Pitch Black Glaze (post here). I honestly love that little bench!
Here are the pics I took yesterday. Christin also added a new light fixture (Joss & Main, Kalona Semi-Flush Mount) and had her front door painted in a sharp black. The foyer leads into the dining room which is just gorgeous (Pottery Barn, Clarissa Chandelier) and I added a few pics of this room too. It shows how all the colors flow beautifully. I think you will see why I added Glam into the Farmhouse!
Christin really did a stellar job and I shall share pics of her family room makeover as soon as her new sofa arrives. The coffee table already looks fantastic in the newly renovates space!