I've been debating what to do with my sidelights since I moved into our house. Wanting to keep some degree of privacy while letting in light was my goal. Here's what I came up with using frosted vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.
Get ready for another indecisive, temporary, renter friendly option! If you want to add a bit of pizzazz to a doorway, but don't want to take the time to paint look no further! How about using washi tape to make a fun striped entrance? That's right! A removable and temporary pop of customizable color without the mess or permanency of paint! Pick washi paint in the colors of your choice and get ready to make a fun and colorful entry way in minutes!
When I moved into my house, I knew I wanted to create an accent wall to be the main focus when you first walked in the door. A different color was too boring, chevron was done too many times, so I needed to come up with something unique. I love anything and everything geometric, so a honeycomb pattern was what I landed on!
After moving into our new house and unpacking quickly, we're now at the point that it's time to organize. The entryway in our new house is bigger, but since it's the only entry, it's the main drop zone. I was tired of coming home to see piles of boots, shoes, jackets - so I decided to makeover the coat closet. I needed this space to work harder for our family.
This entryway needed some love to create a welcoming entrance into a beautiful home. Board & batten is an easy and inexpensive way to add instant character to a room. It can be done multiple ways, but I will show you my favorite way to create the look.
The homeowners of this (Caledonia) Racine home were looking to update their kitchen and create a very functional, durable, and low maintenance design. With a busy lifestyle and five dogs, these veterinarians needed a better way to manage their space around their family's needs. Starting out with the Kitchen, this is the space where their dogs previously ate twice a day and drank water on a routine basis. As you can imagine, the dogs were taking over their cooking space. The conclusion was to update the kitchen to a traditional design with modern appliances and then build a mud room addition to provide plenty of resources for the dogs.
My husband and I recently moved into a 175 year old historic home and the entry way had seen better days... the painted hardwood floor was chipped and beat up pretty bad. The homeowners left several gallons of paint in the basement so I grabbed two gallons of porch and floor paint, bought a roll of blue painters tape ($4.39) and got busy :)
We built a room on the back of our home to create a mud room/ laundry room for our family! It is super functional for us. The room includes a folding and sorting station for laundry, a washer and dryer station, a sink station, plus a coat station too. We DIY'ed this whole project by ourselves and you can too! Come check it out!
Instead of buying a new fiberglass door, we ordered a decorative glass window to transform it. I have to say, the thought of ordering a new door, knocking out the old frame and installing a new door and frame was more work than we wanted to do together. So that is another reason we decided to fix up the old door. Plus the cost of cutting out the door and adding decorative glass was a lot less.
I am so excited to share our hall closet transformation with you! Before we were lacking a designated place for coats, hats, gloves, and bags. I had seen on Pinterest, people transforming there ordinary hall closets into extraordinary, and knew this would be the answer to my mudroom prayers! Now, we have a place for everything in a hall closet that wasn't meeting all its potential!
I started by going through everything that was in the closet. There wasn't much so it was fast and easy. Before, I put some cubbies I had used in college for baby items like burp cloths, swaddles, etc. We are far passed that stage, and quickly found there wasn't much in the closet we were even using! I set aside items that I for sure wanted to go back in the closet and then got to drawing up how to make this closet as efficient as possible.
There were three things we knew wanted in this new space:...
My latest challenge in my new apartment was to make the most out of my 3ft x 3ft entryway. There's barely enough room for the door to open! To make my tiny entryway more functional, I came up with an easy, inexpensive coat rack idea that gives me a place to hang my coats but still allows for the door to fully open. And the best part is that I didn't have to put any holes in the wall to hang it!
To make the space look bigger and brighter, I added a mirror. It's really amazing what a difference the mirror made and now I can also do a final check before I head out the door!
Not even the most gorgeous turquoise bookshelf could mask the dated wallpaper, blah-beige paint and dingy carpet that once filled our front entry. With a little bit of imagination and A LOT of paint, we transformed the space that welcomes people to our home into something more "us."
We recently converted a closet area in our back entry off of the kitchen to a mudroom, and it works so much better for us. When we moved into our ten-year-old house last year, we struggled with the small entry area for a while. We removed the flimsy closet doors that were taking up valuable space when they were open, and that made the more user friendly. However, we just knew we could do some DIY construction and create a space where we could sit to remove our shoes, hang our coats, and have extra storage.
I had been living with a messy entryway for years. We wanted a place where for the kids to store their items after school, but I just hadn't figured a way to make it pretty.
While everyone else was busy wrapping presents this fine holiday season, I was busy tripping over fake pumpkins, and stumbling over 2 brand new bikes jam packed into our crowded front entry.
Oh friends... it's just a long story. Basically put, our front entry just got WAY out of hand.
But with the deadline of Christmas, there was no way I could chime in the season with pumpkins that refused to rot and... bikes that refused to look for a roomier room....
I have a 2002 Ikea loft bed that has become bowed and has a crack in one section. Being that is was obviously unsafe to use, it has sat in the basement for over a year. Since I have been wanting to make a garden bench for awhile, it finally dawned on me that I could repurpose the Ikea loft bed.
Below is only a portion of the loft bed used. You can see what sections became what. :)
I’m excited to say we’ve finished the recessed wainscoting wall. The last part of this project I shared was the DIY Transom Window Entryway Before and After. We started this last project for the wall in much the same way as when we built the entryway. There are certainly many ways to make a wainscoting wall. A lot of techniques are complicated and can get expensive. The wall we built is simple and inexpensive.
My absolute favorite transformation at the so far? The red front door. It came out even better than I imagined in my head and I am absutely thrilled with the result.
My back entry/mudroom is a real mess, and in desperate need of a makeover. I’m going to tackle the mudroom one section at a time, starting with adding a board and batten wall with hooks so we can hang all our coats and hats on it.
I have wanted to do a board and batten wall ever since I saw Whitney and Ashley do one. If you don’t know these fabulous ladies, they are the Shanty 2 Chic sisters and one of my biggest DIY idols. There hasn’t been one project that these ladies have created that I haven’t totally fallen in love with.
This is our home. I love the front door with all the decorative glass, sometimes. When I don’t feel well and don’t want to answer the door, anyone can look in and see that I am laying on the couch with a box of tissues, bed hair up in a sloppy bun, wearing sweats, and generally looking like death.