You remember the stairs….it’s all their fault…

They turned out so good…they started to make everything else look….sort of blah

every time I look at them I love them more!

done with the red…
So the color we went with is Behr Light French Grey….LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

chandelier from in love !!

My new plant….I pray I don’t kill it…I love it so…it needs a new pot though…

some sparkley new votive….so pretty at night…

can you hear that???? Yes, that light is singing :)

good bye red….hello fabulous Light French Grey!
Oh Joy! Look at the foyer….it looks so chic yet so welcome…so modern yet so warm…LOVE!
Now to get some things back on the wall :) The fun part!!
Thanks again to Centsational Girl for the board and batten idea…
and Thrifty Decor chick for the awesome info on redoing the stairs…yall ROCK!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki

    Wow! That color really opened up the space!

  2. Very nice..I likey!!

  3. Jane@Little House of Projects

    I love the whole thing, it's so elegant.

  4. Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors

    It's like a whole new house! I'm in love with your plant as well. :) I'm in the middle of doing my stairs right now. Wish me luck!

  5. Looks great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your light!! So pretty!

  6. Love it! So inviting.

  7. I love that color! I just might have to do some repainting in my house!

  8. It keeps getting better and better! Where are your stair runners from?

  9. Love the gray! I'm actually doing the same thing right now…red in the hallway and stairway is getting painted over with…yep, GRAY! ;o)

  10. this looks SO WONDERFUL. Great job – I can hardly believe what a huge difference the change in color has made. You have a lovely home.

  11. Hi Tracie, I'm a new follower. My hallway looks very much like your before picture and I am SO SO over the red. Just checked the Behr paint website and can't seem to find a color with the name Light French Grey, do you happen to have the #. It looks so nice with the board and batten. I think it would really lighten up my foyer. Thanks!

  12. Thanks so much!!! Natural Area Rugs online is where I ordered the sisal carpet treads from….

  13. Wow I love that new color. I am so over the red in my dining room. I need to come up with something like that. I'm going to get that color and see if it works in my mud room we are doing this weekend…Centsational Girl's board and batten treatment too.

  14. Candace@craftysisters-nc

    So pretty! I love the Light French grey! Now you've made me want to paint my entire house again. :)

  15. WOW this looks fantastic! The color is perfect & I agree with everyone that it makes the space look SO much more open! Great job!!

  16. It looks soooooooo good! I love the color you picked.

  17. Looks terrific, great choice w/the paint color

  18. It's beautiful! I love the colour and the light and the stairs and the board and batten transformation and….and… I love it all :) Well done!

  19. tale of many cities

    from one Tracie to another.. great job! love the color change!! {i have a serious thing for gray right now! using it in all of my downstairs} in the middle of my own entry makeover.. more in common than our names..LOL! :)

  20. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    Looks absolutely fantastic!! Just beautiful. Great job!!

  21. I love everything about this space – the color, the light fixture the board & batten. Beautifully elegant!

  22. Oh my Tracie!! What a transformation! I SO love the new gray color and all of the B&B!! Looks so fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up!

  23. It all looks so pretty! You did such a great job! I'm here from Tatertots and Jello. Love your blog!

  24. Hi, your home is beautiful. It is comfortable, yet elegant. I saw your foyer through Decor Chick. Can you tell me where you found your fabulous chandelier..looking for a new one for my foyer.

  25. Hi ladies! The light came from….one of the best places to find lighting!! $110 !!! I love this light!

  26. Beautiful job – love the color and that light fixture is gorgeous! Great job!


  27. It is amazing what a difference a change in paint color makes. Your room looks absolutely beautiful! Great job!

  28. Wow! Looks so inviting! You did a greta job!

  29. Beautiful! Love the wall color, so light and airy! Very inviting! I'm your newest follower, I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    Warm Wishes,

  30. Its So Very Cheri

    Be sure to add the DIY Club info.

    Love the color and that chandy is gorgeous.


  31. Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie

    Gorgeous!! I'm moving in!!

  32. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    I have loved following your foyer makeover! Thanks for all your inspiration. I will be featuring you today :D Have the best day ever.

  33. Thank you for sharing your foyer make over. Your foyer/dining room layout is almost identical to mine and I have been hunting the internet for inspiration with no luck but I finally found it! Thank you!

    I would love to know if the dining room is the same paint color? It looks a shade or two darker but that could just be the lighting.

    Thanks again for the inspiration!

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