Messy Entryway Makeover


I'm embarrassed to even post this photo, but this was our messy entryway BEFORE.

messy entryway makeover

Clearly the first step was to konmari absolutely everything: This means you pick up each object and decide if it gives you joy. If not, you toss it. We threw out 6 garbage bags of junk!!

messy entryway makeover

Next step was a color refresh: previously the walls were originally a nice shade of deep red but unfortunately (i can only guess because of the quality of the paint) had faded to a muddy orange. Gross.

messy entryway makeover

We taped off all the edges with frog tape and painted with a bright and fresh minty greenish blue-ish pastel to reflect more light into the area.

messy entryway makeover

While the paint dried the next day, I decided to add some photos to the wall to create a little gallery area with some of the kids' drawings, which would hang above a new arts & crafts table that we could put in the new cleared out space.

messy entryway makeover

I took some cheapo frames, taped off half of each one and spray painted gold to accent. Inserted the photos and hung.

messy entryway makeover

And voila! the new cleared out space with a little gallery wall AFTER.

messy entryway makeover

I know you all have more sophisticated methods for making gallery walls but this is mine: just eye it

messy entryway makeover

I even found an old painting of mine to frame too! You just never know what's lying under layers of clutter...... At the right is a kids table with paper and art supplies. (aka a repurposed coffee table :-)

messy entryway makeover

Some of the photos and kids artwork, with the newly painted gold frames. Hope you enjoyed!

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  • Joanie
    on Jun 24, 2017

    What did ya do with the bag of junk you threw away? I hope there wasn't anything in there you could of been redone for a purpose in your home?

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