Before & After: Outdated Entry Gets a Hotel Inspired Makeover

published Jun 20, 2012
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Jill’s entry from the garage had been a thorn in her side for months. Though the checkerboard floor was a great feature, the paneled walls were dark and dated; certainly not the warm welcome home she craved. In addition to a brighter color, Jill knew she wanted to add what she calls a “landing pad” for shoes, coats, bags, etc — a spot other than her kitchen table!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Bright turquoise paint took the wood paneling from drab to fab, and makes the black and white floor pop once more. After painting, Jill was inspired by a photo of a pipe and flange shelving unit from the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, and promptly set about building her own version. With cubbies for shoes, hooks for coats and other winter wear, and boxes to corral smaller accessories like sunglasses and hair elastics, Jill’s DIY storage unit meets the needs of her active family and looks great doing it!

(Images: Jill/Junky Vagabond)