The front door in our 1948 fixer upper (which is to the left of the wall in the photo above) opens up right into a large front living room that originally had antique white walls, green carpet, and polystyrene ceiling tiles. I had always wanted a house with a separate, distinct entryway, and since this house doesn’t have that, I had to improvise. This entryway makeover started by removing all of the old finishes, and then using an accent color on the wall that you see to the left as you enter our home. I arranged the furniture in the living room so that the back of the sofa kind of creates a “entryway” feeling in that room.

It may not be an actual, separate entryway, but I did the best with what I had to work with. I built the entry table from scratch, and then built and upholstered two ottomans to flank that table (see how I built them here, and how I upholstered them here), and that can be pulled into the living room if we need extra seating. The gallery wall features pictures of colorful birds.

This final entryway makeover was actually my fourth or fifth try to get it right. I tried out several ideas before I landed on something that was really “me”. But you can see all of my attempts and changes in the posts below.

*Please note that these posts are listed in reverse chronological order, so you have to scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the very first post I wrote about the entryway makeover, and to see the project from the beginning.

All Entryway Blog Posts (from newest to oldest):

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