Real Rooms: Fancying the Entry

Everyone say hey to Kerry, first time homeowner and author of First Time Fancy, she is stopping by from Toronto to share how she and her husband madeover their entry space. After you've read all about it here, take a visit to her blog to see lots of design and decor loveliness including this perfect nursery for their little one.


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Hi there Brooklyn Limestone readers! Kerry here from First Time Fancy. I'm so happy to be guest posting for Stefanie today, and sharing one of our biggest transformations at our Toronto home.

The best place to start is of course from the beginning. We moved into our home two years ago (July 17, 2009 to be exact), with high hopes of transforming this pretty sad and outdated looking place into our first home. Last November, we knew it was time to begin the process of improving our curb appeal, which included rebuilding our front entrance.





Not only was it not very pretty or welcoming, but the windows and doors let in a lot of drafts, so in the colder months the "room" (if you can call it that) was always cold. When we first bought, we also thought that having three big windows, plus two skylights was great. Unfortunately, they actually just turned this little room into more of a green house in the summer, so it was always too hot. Because of the extreme temperatures we'd experience in there, it meant we had an ugly ragged curtain hanging over the doorway from our entrance into the home, and it was really not attractive. The only upside was that it hid the ugly view of this little room from inside of the house.




The whole process of rebuidling, decorating and painting began in November of 2010 and has only recently "wrapped up" over the past couple of weekends when we completed painting the exterior of our home. Aside from improving the asthetics, we also wanted to make the space more functional. So we moved the door from the driveway, to the side of our entry and built a small deck, freeing up more driveway space. Inside, we also added a large double closet to hold all of our jackets, as well as store the baby stroller when it's not in use. We're very pleased with the after of our renovations...



Painted Door - July 2011

Front Entry - July 2011

Front Entry - July 2011


We no longer have to worry about drafts, or where to keep all of our coats, and those of our guests when they drop by. This renovation has really given our home a welcoming feeling that leaves us feeling proud to invite guests over. To get some more background on the whole renovation process, and a few more details, you can read all about it here. Thanks again to Stefanie for having me, and thank you for taking the time to read about our renovation!

14 comments:

  1. Such a great transformation! I wish I had room for a coat closet in my house haha.

    Great job, Kerry!

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  2. Thanks so much for having me Stefanie! :)

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  3. What an amazing transformation!

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  4. Heidi @ Show Some Decor10:11 AM

    I adore this transformation! Wonderful job, fab use of space, and a color scheme to die for.  Kudos! :)

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  5. NantucketDaffodil10:13 AM

    Gorgeous...so clean!

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  6. Michelle10:23 AM

    adore the yellow door!!  looks incredible :)

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  7. Lisa Rozario10:29 AM

    Great job! I love the contrasting door color, too.

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  8. Love Kerry and this transformation is fabulous!!

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  9. Wow! What a huge difference.

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  10. rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray11:48 AM

    Love Kerry's transformation! Great work!

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  11. wow!  i absolutely love what the color change did to the exterior of that home- it's adorable!  my home has a pop of yellow on the front door as well, and i just love it- it makes me happy!

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  12. This is lovely!  I've got an obsession with charcoal doors lately...

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  13. Alandval20116:46 PM

    Love the yellow door/gray paneling combo!

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  14. Jessica @ Decor Adventures10:52 AM

    Hi ladies! Kerry so great to see your makeover here. Love all the colors in there and the accessories :-)

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