Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kitchen Entryway Wall

I can’t believe that in a matter of one day my kitchen entryway wall went from looking like this;


to looking like this!


I made my own chalk paint following Sherry’s at No Minimalist Here formula on how to make your own chalk paint and it works!  Thank you Sherry!


I bought my sample size paint at Lowes and added Plaster of Paris.  The color of the table is called Chamois by Sherwin Williams.   I applied two coats, the first coat was with Annie Sloan off white and the second coat was Chamois.   I started sanding before the paint had a chance to dry because I wanted a really distressed look.    

  I even had time this weekend to make the “Gather” sign using what I had left of the cedar board. 


I’m anxious to hear what you think….do you like the new look? 

As always thanks for the visit and enjoy your day. 


Linking this post to:

Home Savvy A to Z for Home Made Monday
Type A for Anything Goes
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
Keeping it Simple for Motivate Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesday
Blue Cricket Design for Show and Tell
Restore Interiors for Restore It Wednesday
Domestically Speaking for Power of Paint
Decor To Adore for Fall In Love With Your Home

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party

Kristen's Creations for Share Your Creations


  1. I like it. But I liked the before as well. You did a great job.

  2. wowzers Gail.. you are fast but even more than that, you are GREAT~! it looks fabulous..

  3. Hi Gail, I liked the before pics, but I really, really do like the new look. The lighter color and distressed appearance are so nice. I have some pieces painted black and I'm considering lightening them up as well. You did a great job (also, like the trash can redo in previous post).

  4. Hello Gail-
    I Love the new look and I also liked the old look too!
    As I go back and look at the old look and then the new! that sure lightened up the space. You've done a wonderful job! I so Love your house!

  5. OMGsh! Gail, I absolutely LOVE it! What a transformation! I always liked the touches of black, but this space really pops now, and it looks so warm and inviting. I can't wait to try Sherry's knock off Sloan paint, I can't find it anywhere around here.
    I really like the Gather sign- that will really come in handy through the holidays.

  6. I like the old look but I LOVE the new look! Great job.

  7. I love it, Gail! I really like the new color on your table.

  8. Hi Gail,
    I really love it. I'm wanting to try the recipe that Sherry has for chalk paint and I'm glad to hear you like it.

    Everything is so pretty.


  9. I liked very much! I put my blog, I hope you do not have problem.

  10. That is a true makeover right here. Love it Gail!

  11. I actually love both looks...the new one a little more. The thing is that you have the gift! It all looks good.

  12. Looks that finish on the table :) Laurel

  13. Gail I love love love the new look!! The lighter color makes everything stand out! Great paint job, Martina

  14. I didn't think you could improve on the before pic, but the after pic is amazing!! I love the change!

  15. Wow! It was nice before, but now it just seems to pop right out atcha! Love, love, love it!! I'm gonna have to check out the "how to" for that paint!

  16. BOTH ARE SO DIVINE. I came over because of your top pic. and how in love I was with it, but the new look is just as amazing. Its fun to change things up. GREAT JOB. winks-jen

  17. what a dramatic change! Love the lighter colors and the fact u used the same items just changed them a bit!

  18. You are probably like me and wonder "Why didn't I do this a long time ago."

    Please link this gem up on Wednesday!

  19. Hi Gail. You have just been awarded with the Versatile Blogger Award! Your blog is an inspiration. To find out more about this award check out this post:

  20. Hi Gail, I am your newest follower. I stopped by from Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle. I love the lightened look. Your black was beautiful too. What a difference some paint can make. Thanks for sharing your project.

  21. OK this looks like a shot from Pottery Barn! Amazing! You have great taste!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

  22. I love your new look there with the beautifully painted pieces, it has a much warmer feeling now. I have got to look into making my own chalk paint, thanks for the link to that.
    Hugs, Cindy

  23. Love it Gail! It looks fabulous! I will have to try the chalk paint formula Sherry came up with. It would greatly increase my color range for sure! Thanx for sharing and have a fabulous day!

  24. Hi Gail,
    I found your blog though Laura's blog Decor to Adore Fall in Love with your Home party.
    This is my first time joining in with Laura. It's a pleasure meeting you, I have enjoyed reading your post. I love how you lighten things up, it looks great!. I have Annie Sloane paint too, I did not think to mix it with other paint. I will go over and read what Sherry had to say.
    Your home is beautiful! I have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  25. Gail I went back and forth and well...I love them both! You did an amazing job with both looks. I love fall don't you? Love the gather sign above the sconce...that gave me some ideas. Love how you put things together...perfectly!

  26. I love them both!! I am a girl who loves her I said oooh....but I like the painted one too...The gather sign is great!

  27. Both looks are beautiful, but I do think I lean toward the new one.

    I, too, tried Sherry's homemade chalk paint. I just posted about it yesterday (used it on a couple of chairs).

    Visiting from Domestically Speaking. Following you now. :)

  28. Hi Gail! Just saw your post on Open House. This is AWESOME! You did a really great job! This looks amazing!

  29. Gail it is absolutely beautiful! Both pieces!! Bravo!!

    I have just linked up with Laura's party!

    Art by Karena

  30. Gail, I love the new lighter look and you have it accessorized beautifully! I am so glad this paint formula worked for you and I appreciate the mention. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.

  31. Hi Gail, I'm so glad you joined the party! I love the new's so bright and fresh. All of the accessories are just perfect too! I'm going to have to try Sherry's chalk paint! Kristen

  32. I am SO going to try the chalk paint!

    Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  33. Wow...what a difference. Love, love the look. Well done, looks wonderful! Diane

  34. Gail,
    This area looks soooo goooood!!! I'm so going to try this DIY chalk paint...I'm so happy that Sherry told us about this.


  35. Gail~ just saw this post tonight.
    Love the changes. I like that Chamois color paint...with the hints of yellow.

    I'm wanting to try the knock off chalk paint.
    Can't wait. You did a fantastic job.


  36. That is a heck of a weekend transformation! Good job! I wish you would come to my house and knock a few of our projects! ;o)


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