We seem to take room makeovers slowly over here. And…I tend to change my mind a lot and come up with new projects to add, so things are never totally “done.” This tiny little entry is ready for the fork to be stuck in it though.
Lets go back to the beginning, shall we?
The night we got our keys, we couldn’t even open the door completely because the previous owners left so much stuff in the house. The walls were painted the same dark burgundy that was in the living room. The hallway was so ridiculously narrow that I couldn’t even stretch out both arms while standing in it.
Our first order of business was patching and painting everything. We went with Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray on the walls (mixed into Valspar paint in eggshell) and Valspar semi gloss paint right off the shelf for the trim. I even updated the existing light fixture with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
We also added a huge cased opening in the wall between the entry and the dining room. Talk about a dramatic change. That opened up the space so much.
This January, we added DIY board and batten for less than $60. That elevated the look of the entry so much.
We removed the ugly storm door and switched the original front door with our side door. I painted it Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black for some contrast.
Finally, to make the space functional, we hung a board with hooks above the board and batten. That allows it to function as a coat closet since we don’t actually have one of those.
The only thing left to do is to update the flooring, but that is part of a much larger project and is going to have to wait for a little bit. So, I’m going ahead and calling this little space finished. That feels so amazing to say.
All in all, we spent about $100 total on this makeover by doing everything ourselves and creatively repurposing some items . It was important to us to have an entry that was welcoming, useful and beautiful and I think we accomplished all of those goals.