Sunday, April 4, 2010

Foyer...check!

One more project is complete...Hallelujah!

So lets go back and remember how boring the foyer looked before.


Then we started to put up wainscotting.



Then we got the wainscoting up.


Then we got it painted.



Then last but certainly not least Mr. Genius finished the wainscoting for the rest of the foyer!!!!


Sorry about the bad photos...it started raining when I finally had a minute to take the pictures. Not that I am a photographer or anything but I do know that natural light makes it look so much better.






We...meaning Mr. Genius...put some more boards up the staircase. I like it even better.


I am really happy with how it looks!

Yay! I have been doing the happy dance ever since I got done with the painting.




61 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

I would be doing the happy dance too, your foyer looks beautiful! I love all of that gorgeous wainscoting!

Kat :)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow I love the new look, talk about upgrading, it looks very finished, what a big difference, thanks for sharing...

Lyndsey said...

Once again you have managed to make me feel very lazy, Katie =) It looks great! Keep the project pics. coming.

Sailing Simply said...

Mr.Genius did a wonderful job! It looks great. Very professional too! Nice job on the paint also, now you can rest an enjoy.

Atticmag said...

You guys did a terrific job with the painting and got the stairwell just perfect IMO -- that's hard to do. Now enjoy your beautiful home. Hope you'll come by Atticmag for our really useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

Lisa said...

I LOVE it! I REALLY want to do that with my plain ol' staircase too. What a difference it makes. Great job!

thesimasek-kiblerproject said...

omg - i love it!! That's really pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great! It really adds some interest.

mishebe said...

love the molding...

Meg said...

I love the molding! Love, love, love it! I wish I had it in my own house! And the light fixture is pretty cool, too. Great job!
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Katie said...

That looks gorgeous! What a great way to add some more character!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Very very nice. The added moulding really makes your hallway look more significant. It's great how moulding can do that. The extra peices on the way up the stairs made a big difference too. Thanks for sharing.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love it. All the work really paid off. it's gorgeous!

fairfieldhouse said...

This is my first time to your lovely blog via Twice Remembered. Wow! What a transformation. Thank you for posting because although my home is much older (1880s Victorian) our entry way looks similar to yours and we have been debating wainscoting. Thank you for the inspiration to just do it!

The Cozy Chateau said...

The moulding is absolutely beautiful! Such a lovely transformation. Well done!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

You guys did a GREAT job! What a huge difference it made. Love the board & batten look - I did it in my bathroom.

letsmakeadifference09 said...

Just 'found' your blog! Sorry that your dad passed away! Your home looks beautiful!

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

Gorgeous!!! I love how much that added to your foyer!! This is definitely going into my inspiration file to jazz up my own house (someday) :)

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Wow that looks beautiful. Doesn't it just feel good when you know you have done something so cool.
Looks great.
Brooke

pink1779 said...

Paint color?? Incredible transformation, your house appears to set up like mine so thanks for the ideas : )Visiting via Thrifty Decor Chick, but added u as a Fav.

calledtoserve said...

It looks fabulous!! I absolutely LOVE it!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

i literally just said "whoa!" outloud. :) clearly a sign that i am beyond impressed by this awesome transformation.

Becca said...

Another one doing the happy dance. It's gorgeous !! Love the details you guys added ... perfection !!

Cindy said...

Awesome job! It is absolutely beautiful.

Becca said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note about my great room. I bought the clock at good ol' Kirkland's !! Take care, Becca

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Looks fabulous!!! Tell Mr Genius he did a great job.

Debbie said...

Beautiful job! I love the warm color, and your Mr. Genius did a great job!~ Tell him we said so, then maybe you can get more projects done!~

Nicole Cooper and Jennifer Stead said...

I love your Foyer, one of my favorite! I hopped over from The Two Savvy Sisters Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same.
Nicole @ The Two Savvy Sisters

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It looks beautiful! You two did a great job.

Cate @ A Tree Lined Street said...

It looks great! It adds so much architectural character! I really like how you carried it all the way up the wall under the stairs.

Allison said...

Found your blog through Just A Girl. I love your wainscoting. You've made your house look so custom!

Chris said...

You've done EXACTLY what I want to do to my staircase!! It's gorgeous! Any chance you wanna do a tutorial for us "not-so-talented" woodworkers?

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Love it! It's especially nice because it's seen first thing when you walk in the house! I always love a warm welcome like yours!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals
Thanks for joining my linky party!

Sandra said...

I saw you over on Just Something I Whipped up. I love your wainscoting and your built ins and your fireplace... We must have similar taste because I did the same thing to my stairs and hallway. I also have a draft blog that is titled Powder Room...Check! Too funny! Great job on all your projects. I'm a new follower.

Jess said...

Totally inspired! This looks amazing!

Struggler said...

Ooh, gorgeous! You couldn't send Mr Genius over here, could you?

I am having a Design Your Own Giveaway and would love to have you enter!

Jami said...

Wow, really a transformation! Nice, nice.

miss corner cape said...

what a great look! came over from remodelaholic.

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

Gorgeous! I cant wait to do this in my house. Did you use real wainscoting, or just the top chair-rail boards and mdf to create a recessed look?

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

Well, I bet your glad that's done.

I think it looks really nice. Crisp and clean lines.
You and Mr. Genius make a good team

Sandra said...

I saw you linked this up to Funky Junk's party and I did mine too. Well, our wainscoting is a little different but it almost looks like someone posted twice. Love yours!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Wow! What an awesome transformation!

Thanks for joining my Flaunt it Friday party! Hope to see you next week... :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...luv what you did in your foyer! Come by and check out my PRETTY giveaway...I think you will like it:)

Blessings,
Linda

Heidi said...

I always love it when waynescoating (spelling?) is added around stairs. You did a great job!

Wenderina said...

That is such a classy timeless look. Great add to your foyer.

Sandra said...

Your stairway is beautiful...nicely done!

Ticking and Toile said...

looks fantastic! you guys did a wonderful job! We are doing our stairs right now too!! And we are planning on some kind of wainscotting ~ we might even try that beadboard wallpaper...have you seen it?
Come by if you get a chance & enter my giveaway....also interview w/ Cabbages & Roses founder ~

Shellagh

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

I have another question for you: Are your walls textured at all? We are going to do this at our house but a few things are holding us back. One is that we have textured walls and I was never sure how it would look. BTW, I am featuring this project this week!

The Three Beauties said...

Did you have a really tall ladder or did you have to use scafulding(spelling??) We have valted ceilings in our stairwell too and let's just say the painting left a little to be desired. ;)

Sandra said...

I find you inspiring so I just gave you a "Sunshine" Award. Check it out here: http://sawdustandpaperscraps.blogspot.com/2010/04/id-like-to-thank-my.html

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Thank you for your info! This looks amazing-what a great transformation! I will have to look back through your posts to see more!
~Nancy

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

this looks fab! I have a similar look in my house & need some more architectural interest!

Sandra said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your Remodelaholic feature. You rock!

Carrie @ said...

Hopping over from Remodelaholic! So pretty! I'll be checking out the rest of your blog!

Kerri said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! Just found you via Beneath My Heart, and what a transformation. You and your Mr Genius are a very talented duo!
K xx

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That looks great! What a stunning statement in your stairway. :)
Thanks for sharing.
Traci

Amanda said...

Wow! I love what you did! It's beautiful!

Ann said...

I want to do what you did on your stairs. Can you tell me about how many inches from chair rail to top of the baseboard? Your house is beautiful!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I love the wainscoting! I'm hoping to do something similar in our foyer. I just came across your blog through CSI Project, and I'm your newest follower :)

Pam said...

Great job...and it looks so nice.

Mommy2E2 said...

This is suck a great project and relatively inexpensive. I was actually so inspired I used some of my Christmas gift cards to buy the materials and we have started it down my hallway. Its all up but I'm still filling nail holes and caulking seams. I cain't wait to paint! Thanks for sharing