I started redoing these entry areas. I'm not finished but thought you might like to see what I've done so far.
Here are the before pics (and you may need your sunglasses to view):
Standing at the front door, here's what you would have seen. I am taking the picture standing in entry A. The next little section is entry B. Beyond that is our main living area and then french doors lead to a sunroom. Both entry areas were painted yellow. When I first did it, I loved it. It looked like sunshine when you entered the house. Now, not so much.
Standing in entry B looking back at the front door/entry A. It all makes my head spin.
Standing in the dining room, looking into the entry A.
Here's the first part of the after. First, we painted the areas a softer, fresher color. It's the same color we used in our main living area.
Looks better already!
I've had this bench for years. I got it for free from a teacher at my school who was retiring. It looks good from a distance but...
up close, it's a bit of a mess. I like the rustic nature of it but not the finish.
That's better. I didn't sand or prep it, just painted. I wanted it to look imperfect and to show it's age like it was just given a fresh coat of paint. I put it in entry B.
I added a couple of crates, one below and one sitting on the end.
The one under the bench has "PINEAPPLE" on it.
In the small crate on top, I added a small, round McCoy vase with flowers and a china painting by my mother.
I still have a lot to do but it's coming along. I have things to hang above it and the whole entry A to do. I have ideas! I just need time to complete them. Hopefully, we'll see a lot of progress over the next couple of weeks. By the way, total cost so far...nothing. We had all the paint leftover from other projects and the stuff scattered around the house. I think I'm going to be able to completely change both entry areas for nothing using leftovers. My husband hates doing these kinds of projects but he loves the pricetag.