Before & After: Linda Welcomes Style to the Entryway

updated May 6, 2019
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Linda has a lovely home, outdoors and in, but her entryway was not feeling very welcoming. Besides being on the bland side, this entryway was also seriously deficient in functionality. Fortified with a whole lot of DIY ambition, Linda turned the entryway into a welcoming (and useful) space…

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

As you can see in the ‘after’ photos, Linda went with a more dramatic palette for her entryway. The grey walls and black door are punctuated by white trim and newly installed board and batten. That board and batten is for more than just appearances though. By adding the trim, Linda was able to introduce some much needed coat hooks along the walls, giving the family quick and easy access to outerwear. Linda also added baskets on top of the radiator cover to catch mail as she brings it into the house, making it a little easier to keep the space tidy.

A stylish and functional space — that’s what it’s all about!

Check out the full post on this project over on Linda’s blog: It All Started with Paint.