I’ve been working on my entry foyer. This is the first house we’ve lived in that actually has an entry foyer. Exciting and scary all at the same time. I mean the entry is your home’s first impression right? Since we moved in a year and a half ago I’ve been sort of neglecting the foyer because I was sceered of it. I’ve never been good at first impressions. I stink at interviews, and it always takes me a little while to warm up when I first meet people. I just really didn’t know what I wanted our home’s first impression to be. What do I want my home to say to people when they enter through the front door? What do I want the first impression of the Phillips family to be?
It took me until now to answer those questions. I’m slowly putting the pieces together to create an entrance that’s functional and welcoming. One that gives guests a glimpse of our history and our personality. Very basically, we don’t take life too seriously; and I really want that part of who we are to be conveyed. We’re just putting the cards right out there where you can see ’em, so to speak.
I did something kind of bold and risky. It might not be every ones cup of tea, but I LOVE IT!
I painted a small portion of the wall area in the entry foyer with magnetic primer and chalk board paint.
I did three coats of magnetic primer (you have to keep mixing it so that the paint doesn’t settle), and then followed with 2 coats of chalkboard paint (applied with a foam roller).
I Gorilla glued (thanks to the Jaunt I’ve got lots of Gorilla glue!) magnets to the back of the gold letters (Hobby Lobby – half price sale – $2/each).
I like the mix of the letters with the chalk. It just feels fun and whimsical. I decided to use the magnetic primer so that I’d be able to change things really easily without having to actually hang anything on the wall. This is going to be a fun little nook to change with the seasons.
You might also remember this chair from this post here.
With the help of some gold spray paint and some pinterest inspiration, it looks like this now. No joke the movie Goldmember was on t.v. the night that I sprayed this chair. I’m. not. kidding.
The pillow I made using fabric I already had and some no-sew hemming tape. I no-sewed up 3 sides then hot glued the bottom seam because I’m all gangster like that with my hot glue gun.
No one will ever know. If they have a problem with it, they can see the message above the chair. HA!
So that’s one project done in the foyer and about 9 million more (give or take) to go! This one definitely packs a nice little punch of Phillips’
When I was downloading the pictures for this post I found this.
|Never mind the vacuum cleaner cord in the background 😉|
Someone hijacked my camera to snap a picture of themselves with the vampire teeth they got in the prize box at the dentist. Now you understand what we’re dealing with here!
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