A Bold, New Entry Way

February 4, 2015

I have been going back and forth on the direction of the entry way. There are many things I really like about it and others, not so much. It’s bright, inviting, and offers plenty of space! IMG_7650The front door, however looked washed out. With all the natural light streaming in, it was the perfect place to incorporate some rich color!


I chose a color by Benjamin Moore called Mopboard Black. It’s a dusty black, almost a charcoal. I have to say, it looks stunning! It has added some drama and some much needed color to the entry way.






The rug was purchased right before I painted the door. I love the pattern and soft color it brings to the room! Now to get that unsightly crease out of the middle. I guess we need a few visitors to wear it in!


This entry way needed a little love. I was able to do that very easily and with hardly any expense. I’m now fighting off the urge to paint all the interior doors this same color! Always feel free to share or pin any photos. If you have any questions just let me know. I’d love to know if your front door is a fun color!


Source List:

Front Door Paint: Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore

Rug: By Threshold at Target

Pillow Covers: Pottery Barn

Hanging Coat Rack: Pottery Barn Outlet

Green Mini Wreaths: Joann’s

Metal Basket: Homegoods

Bench: Thrift Store Find (Painted with Chalk Paint.)


  • Reply suzanne February 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    So simple , so clever and so lovely. What a simple but significant change. Not only does the color create visual weight for the area, the addition of the tiny wreaths adds depth and increases the visual interest. Well done all around. I really like it.

    • Reply TheTaleofanUglyHouse February 4, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      I think so too Suzanne! I was a little disappointed that the wreaths did not show up as well in the photos, mainly due to the natural light flooding in. I’m really happy with it though. It was such a cheap update. I’d love to eventually paint all the interior doors the same color.

  • Reply Stacey February 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I love it! What colour is the outside of the door?

    I have such a hard time picking paint colours. We live in a late 1930’s house and the previous owners painted everything very neutral warm colours. We have beige and brown in various shades. Someday I hope to reprint the living room and dining room.

    • Reply TheTaleofanUglyHouse February 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Stacey, its a color called Cherry Bark by Behr. I believe there is a photo of the front of the door in my Christmas home tour post. There are so many fun colors that look great on front doors these days! I love light blue for a front door, especially if you have a lot of beige. Painting can be a job that’s for sure!

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