My husband and I moved into our house two years ago, and we’ve finally gotten around to tackling our entryway. Previously, the walls and trim in the entryway were butter yellow and brick red, with honey-stained doors and a speckled red and beige tile with pink grout (I didn’t even know they made pink grout?!). Safe to say this was a less than welcoming entrance. Our goal is to make the space feel more homey to our renter who uses the space every day to get to her upstairs apartment, as well as make a favorable impact upon a future buyer, while keeping costs as low as possible. We’re doing all the installation by ourselves, and I have to credit my amazing husband for doing all the heavy-duty labor. I keep telling him that if dermatology doesn’t work out for him that he should become a contractor because he’s really good! Haha sadly my tile guy is still not for hire. ;)
Here are some really scary before pictures taken in really bad light while painting late at night!
Here is my inspiration boardΒ for the space:
And a sneak peek of the freshly painted walls and trim. Amazing what a few cans of paint from Home Depot can do for a space huh?
And the freshly grouted tile…
We are in the final stretch now! With baby on the way (gahh so soon!!) I find my nesting instinct kicking into full gear so I’m really excited to get to a better place in this project. The paint is done and the tile is laid and grouted, so now we need to attach the closet doors back on and lay a piece of trim on the floor separating the tile and the hardwood floor. And Minted is graciously sending over the perfect black and white piece to finish off this neutral space. I’m also on the hunt for closet door hardware, a coat hook, and potentially the perfect Turkish doormat. I may also just leave the tile bare and get a good-quality mat outside the front door for wiping down feet. We shall see…