Back at it again! Owning a home for us has been a never-ending makeover project. Fun at times, and at other times, not so much.... like now, the frame workshop is buried under lumber, drywall, lighting and much more because we are finally getting the last *ahem* I mean the next remodel completed! So I would call this one of the not so fun projects since the supplies seem to be creeping into every nook and cranny of the house. But per usual I am coming up with a game plan to get the project done, sharing it with you, and really you guys are keeping me accountable for making it completely and utterly awesome so I can share it with you. so big thanks to you!
This project was supposed to be your run of the mil add a new wall with a door and boom you've got an office. My only requirement was making that a french door, not just because adding anything french in life makes it fancier, but really because when adding that wall it completely blocks the window off leaving the foyer in total darkness. That is at least until I can afford the gorgeous front door I have been saving my pennies for... but until then that fancy french door will bring the natural light into the foyer and wont leave me in total darkness.
But because the hubs is not the type of DIYer that likes to do anything simply, he is the hurdle type, and he also has a slight obsession with making things light up. So to fulfill his soldering iron needs, he added the extra element of windows running across the top of the wall that will light up! yippee! Which other than the degree of difficulty factor, I was totally up for because the more natural light meant the more I could ADD COLOR! Well in this case not so much color as darker shade of gray.
So other than the fact that I am completely over the white walls in the foyer, I was totally inspired by a friend's new house, and ideally I would just like to have it, but she just moved in and wasn't up for a house swap. Some friend, right? So instead I am using her gorgeous gray and airy inspired home for my foyer renovation, and hopefully the transformation will give my home the same welcoming feeling when you walk in.
So enough jibber jabber from the crazy frame lady and onto the plan! A nice mix of geometric decor paired with various metal and wood textures should give the vibe I'm after. I am planning two tone wall colors and of course we will be pairing some of our Snap Point Picture Frames into the mix! I find the Aspen shape gives the most modern vibe and will pair well with the existing decor we will be keeping in the mix. Before and afters will be up on the blog as soon as this project is complete! So come back and check in about a week.... or two in renovation time ;)
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