Let the Color In - Painting a Bright Color in the Entryway Makes a Grand Welcome

Brooke from <a href="http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/" target="_blank">All Things Thrifty</a> transforms her incomplete foyer and makes a bold statement with style, color, pattern and function. Brooke from <a href="http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/" target="_blank">All Things Thrifty</a> transforms her incomplete foyer and makes a bold statement with style, color, pattern and function.
Brooke from All Things Thrifty transforms her foyer and into a bold entryway with color, pattern and style. #BrightIdeas

Brooke from All Things Thrifty transforms her incomplete foyer and makes a bold statement with style, color, pattern and function.

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The entryway of Brooke's home never quite felt finished or all that welcoming. The odd angles of the wall bugged her. Even a bright colored mirror still never made the space feel complete.

The space also lacked function. Her kids always left their shoes around the house, and she needed a central spot for them. She added the wire baskets to combat the shoe situation, but it still bothered her that she could see the shoes in the baskets.
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Determined to find a stylish and clean solution, Brooke knew that a bright color and even a pattern would give the entrance the pop it needed. The key to this transformation is the pattern on the wall. To create this effect, Brooke made a giant stencil. The whole stencil can be made for under $15.
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Where there is color, there is paint. And whenever Brooke paints, she knows that a mess will ensue too. So she makes sure to stock up before each project with cleaning supplies, like Bounty® Paper Towels. Plus, doing projects with kids (especially a 2-year-old) around is near impossible. In fact, these days most of Stacy's projects happen when the kids are playing at a friend's house, during naptime, or after the kiddos are in bed.
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She and her husband completed most of the entryway makeover at night, but made the mistake of leaving the wet paint rollers in the garage. While running a quick errand, the kids came home and her precocious 2-year-old found the paint and went to town.
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Thank goodness for Bounty® Paper Towels at the Home Depot. Brooke says, "I use them like it's going out of style - and the bulk size gets used fast in our house." After a quick kid clean-up, she made sure the baby door knob lock was back on the door. The moral of the story: Where there is a DIY project, there is ALWAYS a MESS!
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But in the end, the entry finally made the statement she was looking for.
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The letters made a "big" statement too. These are made from A 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of 1/2 inch MDF from the Home Depot. After tracing out the letters - it just needs some Jigsaw work.- Check out Brooke's blog for the full tutorial full tutorial.
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Now the entryway is not only inviting, but as bright and cheery as being outside - not to mention full of function and style.
Check out Brooke's blog for the full reveal on All Things Thrifty