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Finished Entry Way – Gallery Wall

My entry has gone through many transformations since we have lived in this house – but its finally just how i want it!

Lets look back at the evolution of my entry, shall we?

This was the very 1st pic of it that i took…

I dont know what i was thinking with the goldish and chocolate brown walls – but hey, its all about figuring out what you do and dont like and letting your style evolve :)  Man it has come a long way!! Im not even going to bother trying to edit this pic and making it look even a little better – its hopeless!  By the way – this was 9 years ago, right after we built our house and moved in.

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Then, i repainted the walls in Mountain Haze by Behr, found this cool old dresser and then hung up a curtain rod that i would change out for the seasons.  I also had a really cool old architectural piece hanging up – i still really like that thing, i need to hang it up somewhere else now!

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

Then – i swapped out that dresser to this one – i liked the less heavy look.  We are getting somewhere now…

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

Then – i found the dresser of my dreams.  I LOVE this piece.  It was an ugly dark wood with a messed up top, so i painted it white and replaced the top.  I still have this piece – its one of those that gets moved from room to room.  Its currently in the kids playroom, but is getting ready to head up to our bedroom for under the TV.  I also swapped out the wood piece for an old window and lightened up the decor even more – im figuring out what i like.  Neutral backgrounds with pops of color.

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

Next, came my plank wall obsession in 2012.  This was the 2nd place in my house that i added plank walls.  You can read more about how i did it here.    I LOVE the white, love the character it added and how it really brightened up the space.  Im officially hooked on plank walls – they are all over my house now.

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

I eventually painted that dresser blue and tried to hang this old cupboard above it – it just didnt work out like i wanted.

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

This was the only horrible pic of it i could find…

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

It sat this way, empty with just that dresser in it for about a year.  I just waited for inspiration to strike – it took a long, long time.

But then – i found the buffet of my dreams and painted her with Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Tickled Pink with a dark glaze.  My oh my – i love her!  Finally i decided on a gallery wall, i started my wall – oh maybe 3 times and could never get it just right!  I made lots of holes in the wall – but the good thing about gallery walls, is that you can hide them with frames :)  I also tried to do my nails in between the planks so i didnt have as many nail holes.

I loved the gate, but i just couldnt make it look right.

Sweet Pickins Entry Way

But then i got an email from a company called Artsheaven.  They make reproduction paintings of a pic that you have.  I sent them a pic of flowers in a mason jar that i had taken and they turned it into an oil painting!  It turned out so good – i was definitely impressed.

I used a frame i got from Hobby Lobby for the oil painting and then used that in the center of my new collage wall.  I started out by laying out all my frames on the ground, but it ended up just being easier for me just to start hanging things on the wall and moving them around.

The wall kinda turned into things that i love – kind of an ode to Sweet Pickins!  I used old paint brushes and framed them, a bunch of vintage hinges, old door knobs, some cool old spindles and lots and lots of frames.

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

I painted the frames that i have collected in various shades of Sweet Pickins Milk Paint.  Some of the frames are new from Hobby Lobby – some are vintage.

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

I got some cool old huge paintbrushes from a FB yardsale page and just stuck them in some empty frames – i love how they look.

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

I FINALLY changed out that builder light!!  I found this crystal orb chandelier on Overstock.

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

I purposely left a lot of the frames empty so it didn’t feel so cluttered.

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

I also decided not to put anything on top of the buffet – again, i dont want it to feel cluttered.

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

I like the frame within the frame :)  For the old spindles – i used some industrial strength hot glue and glued them right onto the wall!   And notice the framed in light switch?!

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

Heres a close up pic of the brushes….

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

And thats it!  My entry is finally finished – well, close to being finished!  I have a cool clock that i bought that will be going on the empty wall on the right.  When i get that painted, i will be sure to post a pic :)

Im really happy with it now and it goes with the rest of my house perfectly.  It will definitely stay like this for a while!

Sweet Pickins Entry Wall

Gray wall color is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray @ 125%

Plank wall tutorial – here

Planks are painted with Valspar Ultra White

Buffet color – Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Tickled Pink

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18 Responses to Finished Entry Way – Gallery Wall

  1. marie January 10, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Just beautiful

  2. Teanna January 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    Love your work… Wow what a difference from first picture but I have to say I love the spring deco as well;) it’s close for sure…

  3. Lolly Jane January 10, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous!! Love all the details. And that yellow gumball machine, perfect cherry on top!

  4. Brooke Berry Kroeger January 11, 2016 at 5:15 am #

    Just stunning! I can’t believe you glued straight to you wall though, but it looks great. Would love for you to share at my Flea Market Friday party at http://www.creativecountrymom.com. Have a great week!

  5. Cindy January 11, 2016 at 7:02 am #

    Suuuuper awesome! And the best part for me is seeing that you planked around a curved doorway…I’d given up planing walls in my open concept new-build because I have those rounded doorways through-out the downstairs! Hooray! You didn’t finish the edge at all?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} January 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      its caulked and looks clean and finished, but thats it. There are places online where you can purchase curved moldings – i just never have done it.

  6. Cynthia Chilson Finger January 11, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Light, bright and airy … just lovely. And what a homage to your milk paint. I can see why it makes you very happy. Enjoy!

  7. Darrielle tennenbaum January 11, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    Totally gorgeous! I love it all!

  8. Priscilla January 12, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    HI Sasha!
    I love the “now” Look!!!
    I’m wondering what is meant when you state by @ 125% on the SW Repose Gray paint???
    That’s one of the colors I have picked out for our new home!
    Thanks for any help,
    Priscilla

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} January 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

      thanks!! its made 25% darker than whats on the swatch

  9. Julie @ follow your heart woodworking January 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    I think all your entry ways look great. I also did plank walls in my new shop.

  10. Fran January 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    Now to do something about that ugly brown bannister :)

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} April 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      wow….

  11. Rebecca Sayler April 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    What are the ingredients in the milk paint? I’ve been told there may be zinc in it. Although I have looked and looked and can’t find anything. I have a friend who is afraid to use it. Bc she is allergic to zinc.

  12. Housefull furniture June 2, 2016 at 5:28 am #

    I just love the way you have decorated your home entrance with such an antique design furniture. I just loved the antique furniture part you are using. The home entrance is the first view which visitors see and have a first impression. So I totally agree to design your entrance beautifully.

  13. Sandy September 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    This is one of the most funky cool and beautiful entry’s I’ve seen in a long time! Love the colorful gallery wall and the buffet is gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of interesting gallery walls when they are done right. Your wall is amazing!

  14. Toni October 24, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    Looks gorgeous………..you are so clever…I too Loooove your buffet….

  15. Stacey January 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    Love, love, love! Your wall has so much character. I love the colors and all the mixed matched goodies.

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