Last week, I participated in the 2016 Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge and shared my red weathered chair that I added to our front door. The chair is the beginning of my front door update and my goal to transform our entry into a more welcoming place.
The image on the left is the beginning stages of the front door transformation and as you can see, it’s not very pretty.
There’s a water fountain that I don’t use and a ‘no solicitors’ sign that hides a sprinkler system that is visible when standing at the door.
Here are my plans:
- red chair (done)
- potted plants (done)
- cabinet makeover (see below)
- front door decoration
- new mat
- decor accents
- wood plank sign
- new ‘no solicitor’ sign
This cabinet was in my bedroom as a young girl and then in my oldest daughter’s room. But my daughter’s style in decor has changed and she no longer wanted this piece. I thought about giving it away, but it’s a solid piece of furniture and I knew I would eventually find it a new home. So we removed the cabinet from her room and I began the process of sanding off the old yellowed white paint.
When most of the paint was sanded off, I repainted the bottom half of the cabinet with white chalk paint and sanded random edges to make it look aged. Next, I used a dark walnut Danish oil on the top and added red glass knobs. I also painted the inside of each drawer a fun color and will be adding a some photos soon. Finally, I sprayed the entire piece with a clear sealer.
And I’m on my way to a decorated front door area! Check back next week for more updates!