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ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER IDEAS IN A WEEKEND

Spring is a great time for mini-makeovers. I set my eyes on our entry because it was looking a little tired after the holidays and winter solstice. The best part is with a little planning and a small budget you can complete these entryway makeover ideas in a weekend.

With both my husband and I working from home there is more traffic thru the front door than when we had all the kids home.

When the entryway began to look like an Amazon drop site I needed to reclam the entry space.

ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER IDEAS

CLEAN

The first thing I did was clean the baseboards and the interior side of the front door. I keep a stash of cleaning supplies in my repurposed entry closet.

Recently I shared this garment steamer hack. A garment-size steamer is much easier to use and is a great way to clean the grime off doors and baseboards. And it is much cheaper than a commercial-grade home steamer.

paint the baseboards for a weekendhome maintenance project

PAINT

Years ago I painted our yellow, oak-stained front door and never looked back. But it was time to repaint the interior side of the door with a fresh coat of pure white paint.

The fresh paint brightened the room and it took maybe an hour to paint the interior side.

ADD A NEW RUG

I knew I wanted a new rug and found this wool grey, and white patterned rug at Homegoods. It was reasonably priced and the colors were perfect for my house.

Tip: To keep the rug nice I keep a bath towel in the closet and lay it over the wool rug when rain or snow is in the forecast.

LIGHTING

I love extra light in the entry, especially in the winter months. I grabbed a couple of small lamps at Target for under $15.00

ADD STORAGE

On a whim, I relocated this dresser from our bedroom to the entryway. This repurposed dresser now stores batteries, lightbulbs, candles, and small tools.

I love it in the entry!

ADD A WREATH

We all add wreaths to the front of the door for the neighbors to see, but what about the interior side of the front door for us?

I try to align the two wreaths. I think it makes the entry feel more like a room than a breezeway.

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ADD BELLS

Okay, so many of us add bells around our houses and doors at Christmas. Tell me I am not the only one who does this. It drives my family nuts because of the jingle jangle, but I love it.

Just hear those sleigh bells ringing…

Etsy is a fun resource for decorative bells. I found a dozen bells and spray-painted a couple to match the door hardware.

My previous paint job was a little sloppy around the hardware. So I cleaned it up with an artist’s paintbrush and little black paint. I explained here why I did not remove the front door from the hinges when I painted it.

n hindsight, I should have removed the lock.

PLANTS/GREENERY

I relocated the fern to the entryway. I used my favorite garage sale find as a planter! The fern adds a pop of color without overwhelming the entryway!

These entry updates are flexible during the seasons and holidays. For under $75 dollars I have a brighter, cleaner entryway for all of those Amazon and Chewy boxes.

Thank you for stopping by and if you have an easy entryway idea please share in the comments. I would love it if you pinned this image for others to find or follow me on Pinterest.

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4 Comments

    1. Yay! I love it. It drives my family crazy at times, but these days just about anything can drive one of us crazy! laura

  1. Great ideas Laura. I decorate the inside of our doors with wreaths, totes with flowers and/or tassels on the knobs. I think bells would be fun but I might go crazy like your family with those. 🙂

    1. Thank you Cindy. The good news no one is ringing the doorbell so the door only opens for a Chewy or Amazon delivery!
      laura

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