Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Blank Entryway Gets a Bright, Easy Makeover

published Mar 5, 2015
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(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

My apartment’s entryway is an angled, narrow pseudo-hall that opens to my main living space. After searching for a way to create some definition, I decided to do a little painting project, inspired by my coworking space.

Here’s the inspiration:

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

I love that I work from a place that makes bold design decisions, so when my WeWork location recently opened up this new common area, I filed away this simple geometric painting technique for future use.

After many days spent working at home due to faulty public transit and way too much snow, I decided to do something about my bland entry. Here is how it looks now:

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

With a simple roll of 1-inch painters tape, some sponge brushes, and a handful of paint samples, I did this on one particularly snowy day. This project took all of 10 hours, which was mostly waiting for multiple coats of paint to dry.

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

I used Behr paint samples (under $3 each) from Home Depot in the following colors:

  • Silver Screen
  • Rosy
  • Electric Orange
  • Bridesmaid
  • Aqua Spray
  • Blue Jewel
  • Yellow Flash
  • Sultana
  • New Green
  • New England Patriots Navy

The rest of my place is quite colorful, so I chose hues that are already in my art and decor.

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)
(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

Have you done any painting projects recently?