Hi! I'm Niky Foster! Lover of DIY projects, home design, and all sorts of creativity! I started my YouTube channel as a way to document my projects and now I'm here to share my tips, tricks and creative ideas with you!
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Entryways are a space in the house that can feel really special when you first walk in. It can also feel really chaotic! But if you do it right, the space can create a tone and set the mood for the house! That’s why I wanted to make this entryway over for quite some time. I was so tired of walking into a sea of shoes! 😂 Finally, I got around to completing this entryway makeover and I’m sharing my top ideas on how I transformed my space with you! Keep reading!
When my family and I first moved into this house the entryway was closed off from the den. It made the space feel really really small and tight. Not to mention, every wall in the house was beige, the carpet was beige, the staircase railings were oak! Everything matched too much for my liking and it drove me crazy! But nonetheless, the first of the process was opening up that wall. I did have a contractor complete that part. Below is a before image.
The shoe problem was the original deciding factor in making over my entryway. Shoes were always all over the place and I really wanted a clean entrance whether we entered through the garage or through the front door. I hacked this Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet and it created so much space.
I first started the entryway by painting the doors. I have been wanting paint my doors black for a long time and I finally got the guts to do it. I also kinda thought it would be so much more work than it really was. It turns out painting doors is actually quite easy and I actually didn’t mind doing this project at all.
Rugs can be hard to chose for any space, but for the entryway, I found that it was easy to make a decision. I went with a washable rug with a gray and black tone that matched the black doors. The pattern on it helps to hide some dirt. The best part is that I can wash it when I need to.
Sometimes a little goes a long way. And I feel that this is so true for my entryway. It is a small entryway and the shoe cabinet, which kinda looks like a console table, is extremely narrow. Adding a few stylish pieces without going over the top helps bring the space together in a stylish and elegant way.
The shoe cabinet came with black hardware, but I changed it to gold ring pulls so that it looks more upgraded and more customized. These pulls were only $20, but gave the cabinet a much more high end look.
This diy makeover was quite an easy project that transformed my boring and cluttered entryway into a glamorous space. I love the space so much now!
I was able to transform this space without a major renovation. Best of all, I was able to do it myself!
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I want to note that my entryway was a two-part process I started with the IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hack and you can find it and you can find detailed instructions in this blog post as well as in my YouTube video here. (I actually recommend you watch the video because it explains a lot in details that can sometimes be left out on a blog post.)