Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our "work-in-progress" foyer

John would like to welcome you to his new foyer!

This week is entrances and foyers. I am excited about this b/c as I mentioned last week we just bought a house 2 weeks ago and it is a work in progress. Yesterday we (as in my husband and father-in-law) finished demolishing our foyer. It was the strangest layout. You walked up two steps outside to walk onto a platform in the foyer and just walk right back down. Not to mention the ceiling is super low b/c the house was not originally built with this so the ceiling was only 7 foot! GROSS and it was made with this marble mixture (it was so ugly!). I am so mad because I just realized I did not take a before picture of the foyer. I went to the house one day and they had already started without warning so I did not have a chance to get the before picture! But I do have some pictures taken during the process and the after product. And I have to say we have not finished sheet rocking or painting so it is a work in progress. But what I am SO excited about is our NEW front doors. The original doors design did not match (YES I know) and the shutters are kelly green and HAD to be changed so we went with navy and it is so pretty. We still have to paint the shutters but we are going to wait for a less humid day!

Here is the beginning...Tearing up the beautiful tile!!!

And now good-bye platform! Here is a view from the outside. You can see the wonderful ceiling we had. Ah the fad of ceiling tile!!! If you would have seen how it looked before you would see the WORLD of difference this made by getting rid of the step!

Hello new frame! My father-in-law built this frame... He is the GREATEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now for the almost finished product! here are our new doors. Obviously more needs to be done! We still have to pick out door knobs.

This is the view from the den. On the right is a closet. And the false door will be covered up with dry wall.
This is a view from the dinning/ living room of the closet. we are still in the process of sanding off the wallpaper! It's like 40 years old... fun.

We still have a ways to go. Please leave your ideas on what you would do (color, decoration, lighting etc)... doing all this on my own (as my husband does not care) and it is hard and I would love new ideas! I can't wait to look at everyone else's foyers to get ideas! Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed our work in progress!


  1. It's going to be gorgeous!! Your baby boy is precious, so beautiful!

  2. I think it's looking great. We completely renovated our house and understand all the detail involved and how good it feels when the 'ugly' is gone. Can't wait to see the finished product :o)

  3. Looking Great!! Can't wait to see the finished product. We have also remodeled our WHOlE house in the past five years. It is still an ongoing project. GREAT JOB!!

  4. You are brave! It looks like the hardest part is done. The finishing of a project is the most fun. Good's looking good.

  5. It looks great! So much different than last week!

  6. Looks like ya'll are staying busy with remodeling. I love his expression while sitting in his Bumbo!

  7. I think its coming together really nicely. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you're done!