Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. It was a little rainy and chilly around here, so I decided to spend most of the weekend inside completing a couple projects. If you remember, a few weeks ago I got three new entry doors installed in my house.
One of those doors was my front door. As you walk in that door, there is a small entryway between my office and dining room. Last year I had a leak in the bathroom above this space. When I painted the office, I was able to fix most of the issues, but this little entryway needed some love as well. I was going to paint it when I painted the office, but decided against that since I assumed the molding around the front door would be disturbed when the new door was installed. Long story short, I finally got this area painted.
While it’s not a huge space, it actually took most of Sunday. All of the trim, ceiling, and walls got a fresh coat!
Initially, I had planned to paint the walls the same color as the office, Aloof Gray. After giving it some more thought, I decided I needed to bring some color back into my life.
I’m not sure how I got there, but Banana Cream from Sherwin Williams was the winner. Fun fact: this is actually a lighter version of the color my dining room used to be before going gray.
As of right now, I really like the color, however I do not love it. Yet. I was hoping the current accessories would work with the new color, but they just aren’t doing it for me. I’m thinking about switching things around and going with a yellow, navy, and teal color scheme.
However, what I do love about the color is that it’s so welcoming and cheery for an entry. I always hated this space because it was dark and dreary. Now it’s so sunny and happiness inducing. Especially when you first walk into the space. Ultimately, I think the color will work. If not, I’ll try something else.
I’m now on the hunt for some front door decor. (As much as I love my bunny wreath, it’s no longer Easter.) I’m actually struggling with what to put on the front door. I want something unique and colorful. Any suggestions or sources?
This space also lacks any sort of light. Today I’m working up a little DIY fixture and, if all goes well, I’ll be sharing that on the blog tomorrow.
What do you think of the new color?