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Shop Transformation: 3.Make an Entrance

The art on the first wall you see as you enter.

Do you ever need to be reminded to breathe? No? Just me? Ok, well I needed that reminder (still do some days) throughout this entire remodel. I bought this early on at Home Goods because it spoke to me...visually, anyway, lol! Honestly, I am so over the "words" everywhere in home decorland. It's bad enough I have thoughts and to do lists racing through my mind at a steady pace all day long. The barrage of visual words (even encouraging) everywhere is too much for me. But, this will probably remain, because I bought it even when I was sick of the wordy decor trend. It is a single reminder as I walk into my shop, that it's all going to be ok. Life. Work. Marriage. Friendships. The brutally hot weather...if I wait long enough.

God is my provider and this shop is a tangible reminder of how He cares about the big and small details of my life.

Alright, enough about word art...THIS is what the entry used to look like.

There was a window to the left of the front door that had a crack in it, so I chose to omit it altogether. When To The Full Construction replaced my front door, I asked them to remove the window and just wall it off. This allowed me to buy a 36" door to replace the old 32". Don't worry, we didn't toss Miss Beverly's door - we saved it and hung it up as art in the shop! This building has no shortage of windows and I don't miss that old cracked one at all. It also makes the exterior look better, in my opinion.

Here is what the entry looks like now!

The new, bright entry.

Paint played a huge role in this project! The walls throughout the shop are Behr Premium Bright White, the doors are Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore and the floors are Valspar porch, floor & patio paint in Light Gray. Jay, my go-to for all things electrical, swapped out the flush mount for this streamlined fixture from CB2 and hooked me up with a new exit sign. I snagged the clock from Rejuvenation while it was on sale. And good ol' IKEA fabric shades were a super affordable option for immediate privacy.

Check out some more before and afters of this small, but welcoming new entrance. Here's a "during" shot from right after the new door was installed. My hardware hadn't arrived yet and I still didn't know what color I was going to paint the door, but this stage was very exciting!

Before, facing the road.
After, facing the road.

These after photos were taken by my friend, Vanissa Murphy. She photographed my first professional project about 10 years ago when I first added remodels to my organizing services.

I'll post the video walk through on my IG account to show you more of what it looked like before. Thanks for following along!

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