Eight weeks, lots of construction dust, many tedious layers of navy paint on four pockets doors, and some fun accessories. Finally the dated and damaged entry in our home finally becomes the mid century modern inspired entry we dreamed of for years.
Welcome to Week 8 of the One Room Challenge® and the final reveal of our mid century modern inspired entry!
Joanna Gaines didn’t do me any favors! She created a style movement that has taken over nearly every home and shop in America. So homes like mine with a strong mid century influence have gotten lost in the shiplap covered world of farmhouse design. But that is okay, because I adore my new mid century modern inspired entry!
I am just kidding about the Joanna Gaines remark.
There are no hard feelings for me about the fantastic farmhouse style. I actually like it. But I don’t live in a farmhouse so it would look rather odd in my home. I am a designer who believes that the architecture of your home should lead the design style of the interior.
For me, every time mid century modern style gets reenergized and recognized again, I get so excited. It has been my absolutely favorite style since design school which is why we purchased our home nearly 15 years ago even though we had other options at the time. I am also very fortunate that my husband has embraced the style as much as I have and works so hard to bring more of the style to our home.
So if you are anxiously waiting to see the final reveal of our mid century modern inspired entry, here it is!
But first let us revisit where this room started over eight weeks ago.
Just for effect, here is the picture again of how the space looked about two months ago when we started the transformation of our dated entryway with it’s damaged pocket doors.
And here is the full reveal!
What we ended up doing:
- Replaced the damaged pocket doors with new hollow core doors.
- Repaired or replaced the pocket door track hardware as needed.
- Painted all four pocket doors in a deep navy paint color.
- Installed a rustic wood accent wall.
- Added new white trim to the doors and windows.
- Painted the walls in a soft neutral gray color.
- Changed out the old light fixture to a rewired vintage 1960’s light fixture.
- Added mid century style furniture and accessories, including a bright orange rug, and a DIY mid century modern wall sculpture.
- Built a custom mid century modern inspired side table.
Our entry finally has the personality I always envisioned it could have.
The new mid century inspired rug seems to be dog approved.
Thanks for following along with us as we tackled another mid century inspired renovation in our home for the Spring 2022 One Room Challenge®. We have several more renovations, updates, and small makeovers planned for the next few years and I am excited to start dreaming of the look for each new room or space, both indoors and outdoors, of our unique home.
Proverbs 24:3-4 “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers says
Your completed foyer looks amazing! Looks like right out of a decor magazine. Ya’ll worked hard and it paid off in the end.
Grandma's House DIY says
Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party! I’m featuring you when the next party starts!
How exciting! Thanks Tarah.
LOVE this entryway! The floors are really gorgeous!
Thanks Alexandra. The original owners installed it when the house was built in 1978 and we love it as well.
WOW!! what a great transformation!! Great job!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!!
Nicki Allen says
Hey, I love absolutely love the new update! I’ll give ya my address if ya want to come work for me! 🤣
Congratulations to you both!
Thanks Nicki. What a wonderful compliment. I am giving my husband a break for a while so that he can work on his hot rod and build us a new deck.