Monday, March 7, 2011

Adding Picture Molding In the Foyer

The hubby and I always loved the look of picture molding and how it changes the look of a room. Thankfully he watched and learned a lot of carpentry from my dad who is no longer with us, but I know he's making him proud! This is how the foyer has looked since we moved in and painted. The gold below the chair rail is the same color I painted our dining room so it did flow nicely, but it was in need of a change! Let's take a look at some of the before and afters.

My mom gave me this milk can it has to be over forty years old. Growing up it was in our den, my uncle painted it and added the fruit decals to it for her. I always love it!

       Added a spring arrangement to the inside of the front door.

I love how it turned out and how it brightened everything up. Now on to doing the same thing in the dining room. That's our project this week!! I always love to here from you. Your comments make my day!! 

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Allison Nicole said...

I love it! Great job!

Debbiedoos said...

Looks gorgeous Martina!

Unknown said...

Look very nice Martina....


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your moulding is absolutely stunning! What a huge difference it made! I love it!!


Debbiedoos said...

Thanks for joining me Martina!
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing.

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I love it!!! It really brightened the entire space up! Good for you!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! Looks great, Martina! It looks so classy!

Miss Char said...

What a great transformation, its amazing how much of a difference it makes in the rooms. Very rich looking. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy Brock said...

You did a great job! Your home is just lovely!

Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Wow this looks fantastic! What a fabulous home! I saw you over at my blog Rustic Renditions (linked up from Debbiedoos). Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see more! :)

Ladybird Ln said...

What a beautiful home you have! I love molding too. I found you at Debbie's Newbie Party! I am your newest follower, and would be thrilled if you followed me back.


Andrea said...

This looks beautiful! We recently did the same to our entry way. It makes such an impact!

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

It really looks great - adds a lovely sophisticated feel to the space. I am in love with that oval shaped mirror hanging near your stairs!

Gail said...

Oh Martina, it looks GREAT! You and your husband did an awesome job. Adding picture molding is on my goal list for this year as well.

Have a wonderful day,

Jodie said...

Your molding looks fantastic! So bright and cheery!

I'm a follower and enjoy your blog, I would love for you to stop by sometime!

Warm wishes,

Daniella said...

Beautiful!! I love that look!!

Theresa said...

Your home is Beautiful!, I found you at Debbies newbie party.

The Tuscan Home said...

Happy Monday!
What a beautiful it! I love your arrangement of pictures on the wall, too. The picture molding is fabulous. I would love to do that in my home one day...very elegant! Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

P.S. Thank you for the nice comments on my kitchen post. *smile*

Diane said...

What a difference paint and molding make! Looks wonderful.

Calypso In The Country said...

Looks amazing! You can never go wrong with adding molding!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Love the molding. It's gorgeous! Just found your blog via Debbie's newbie party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
Have a great day!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Martina, Your foyer looks wonderful! Love the picture molding...Looks like you have a beautiful home.

Thanks for your visit today. I have gone from black to green on my island. I think I am going with green just because my kitchen is pretty small and black might be too much. I am also going to add glaze to the island. I'm hoping it turns out good! lol...I picked out a beautiful shade of green....Good luck with your island!!I bet it will turn out great...your lucky to have such a handy hubby! Kristen

Cindy said...

Oh my! What a big change, it is gorgeous! I love the soft color above the white, too, it is so nice. You must be loving the molding and the brightness of the white.
Hugs, Cindy

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just gorgeous Martina! It gives it so much grace and elegance and I am totally wanting to do this around my house too! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Martina! Great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, that is a great change. I love it.

Karen said...

That is a great improvement,it looks amazing. Thanks for visiting.

Pamela said...

HI Martina!!

Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower!!
I love the changes you made here. White is always a perfect choice.
My home growing up was filled with those milk cans and their decals that my mom did! She also toile painted them too and I have one of hers!

Anita Diaz said...

That is beautiful carpentry work for sure!! Love your beautiful foyer! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, What a difference the molding makes. The foyer looks wonderful! I also love the color of your walls. I hope you will join my new party starting on 3/17. Look forward to seeing you there.

Susan Freeman said...

It looks beautiful Martina!

Susan and Bentley

Sue said...

The new look is so classic Martina. It really dresses up your entry and will look lovely in your dining room too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks this style!


René said...

Your timing couldn't be better with this post! I love your picture molding and want to do this in our dining room. Just need to find the time. Very nice!

DIYbyDesign said...

Looks really beautiful. I love picture molding. Thanks so much for linking up to the Swing into Spring party.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The extra detail that the moulding adds and the white paint really perk up your front entry. Well done with the make-over.

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love love love this! i have a party going on if you'd like to link up.

Erin said...

The molding is gorgeous! I am itching to add molding to our entryway (among many other places!) I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:

Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Martina! Just coming back by to say thank you for linking up all of this loveliness to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

Ohhh...your new moulding looks fabulous, my friend! I loved the "before" look too but the this new moulding really brings a formal look into your beautiful home! Your honey did a great job putting it up!!! Love your old milk can...what a sweet family treasure! I have one outside of my back door on our porch. I painted one of those "stick family" drawings on it...of course with our own personal family! It turned out cute. I also really like your new spring wreath arrangement...sooo pretty! My friend, you have a gorgeous home...thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Colleen said...

Just gorgeous!!!

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