Entry hall makeover (okay, not quite)....

I really don't have an "entry hall."  I have a little space by the front door...then you either go up the stairs or step into the living room.  But it is enough space that it should have an "identity."  A little character...maybe a little "flair." 

It has N.O.T.H.I.N.G. 

I did replace the terribly boring builder-grade steel front door years ago.  It leaked air and was just plain ugly.  So I splurged on this really awesome "mission style" door with pretty glass.  I like it for several reasons.  It's pretty.  It doesn't leak air.  And I can look out the window when someone is at the front door.   

And of course I painted my interior doors black.  Seriously, it makes a difference...try it! 

I took the light fixture down months ago. I didn't like it and I was certain I could find a replacement.  Nope.  Haven't found one yet. I actually have several I bought sitting in the entry closet...but they just aren't what I want and since they cost a pretty penny, I don't want to hang them. I just need to return them.

I put a mirror up on the wall for a time.  I didn't like it.  I took it down. 

It is just one of those spaces I wish I could wave a magic wand and it would look like something from Pinterest.   

But that doesn't happen in the real world.   In the real world you have to have a vision and be creative.  I have no vision for this space.

When I switched out my exterior lights (featured here), I had this half-way decent light fixture. Ugly, but might have a little potential. 


So after kicking this thing around the garage for the last few weeks, I decided to give it the ole' black spray paint treatment. 

And honestly, it's not that bad.... 

I still need to wave my magic wand and do something awesome on the wall...and maybe an ultra cool rug.  And the light is, well.... it will do for now.  Maybe I will find something I like better...in another 10 or 15 years.  Until then, this one will do and it didn't cost me a dime (okay, maybe a dollar's worth of paint)