Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome Home: Garage Entrance Re-Do!

I hope everybody had a nice Memorial Day weekend! It sure was nice to have an extra day off from work. Also, I would like to say thank you to all of my new followers and for all of your comments.  You all have inspired me so much! Ok, enough of all that back to the project that I am supposed to be posting about.

We never use our front door.  I come home from work and I park in the garage and enter the house through the back door.  I have thought the entrance from the house to the garage was just so depressing! After five years of coming through this door it was time for a change. 

I also need to apologize for the before pictures that I had for this little chair.  My camera revolted against me and somehow my memory card got corrupt.  I think my camera knows that I am looking to upgrade it. :)

In lieu of the rebellious camera incident I included a picture of this desk to show you what the chair's color looked like before it got painted. Also, look at that gross white vinyl that used to be the chair's pad.

The next picture is the After picture of the chair.  I got the chair from my grandparent's house. It was going to Goodwill (of course I could not let that happen).  I think the chair is adorable! I spray painted it with Krylon, Satin Ivory paint.  The paisley fabric was remnant fabric from a local fabric store.  The fabric itself only cost $3.48. I have a little left over that I am going to use for a pillow.
Here is the part you have all been waiting for!  I sanded and primed the steps first and then painted them two different colors.  I think it kind of gives it more of a cottage feel.  I used white Ace Royal exterior paint and for the beige color I used Color Place (Wal-Mart brand) exterior paint.  The Color Place paint is good to use for this project but I would not recommend it if you have steps that are exposed to the outside elements all year round. 

Here is the After picture! It looks a little more welcoming if you ask me.  Does that little welcome bird on the door look familiar?  I bought him last weekend at a garage sale . I used a 3M plastic hook  to put the welcome plaque on the door.  I also put a little plant stand and flowers on the step to spruce it up for summer.  I like having a chair by the door so you can sit down and take off your shoes (especially for the husband).  Sometimes his shoes can get a little nasty after mowing the yard or working out in the garage. I am pretty excited with how it turned out.  If anything it makes my end of the day better. 

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8 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the flowers by the door too, great job!

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  2. following you back! :) Sorry it took so long!

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  3. Just a few touches and it looks so much better.
    Thanks for the clever idea.

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  4. Wow your side door looks fabulous! What an amazing difference your little decorating touches can do! Love the chair! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  5. How cute is that?! I never thought to spruce up the entrance from the garage, the one we use 99% of the time. What a great idea!

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  6. Woo Hoo! I'm so glad you shared this post on Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

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