Come join us as we reveal our farmhouse entryway makeover. See the ways we have transformed this space, step-by-step, including the design process that got us here..
Today, I want to take you on a little tour of our entryway, and show you the changes that we have made in this space over the last 9 months since we moved into the new farmhouse.
When we first moved into our 1890’s farmhouse, this room had a lot of potential, but it needed some work. It seemed like every part of the room needed some love – from paint, to refinishing the floors, to stripping the paint on the doors.
All that work was so worth it, though.
This space has come a long way, and we are loving how it looks. It feels so much more warm and inviting now with all the changes.
Let’s take a look at the improvements we made.
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Farmhouse Entryway Makeover: The Changes
Refinishing The Wood Floors And Doors
The first thing that we did was refinish the hardwoods in the entire house. They were originally brown and scuffed up. Really, the floors just needed a good sanding and a fresh coat of of polyurethane to bring out their natural hue.
They are pine floors, which are naturally a deep orange color. Bringing them back to their natural beauty adds so much warmth to our house.
Refinishing The Doors
The front door was painted a red color, and we decided to have the door stripped down to the original wood.
The paint wasn’t able to be stripped completely off in some of the crevices, but it adds so much charm, and I love the white next to the wood inside. It also looks really amazing in the front of the house with the wood door next to the white of the exterior siding.
We also had the door to the living room stripped down. It was painted an off-white, almost yellowish color, but now, when you look through the kitchen and eat-in area through the entryway, you see this beautiful wood door.
The french doors leading to the kitchen were already wood, so now with all the doors stripped, there are different warm wood tones that have totally transformed the farmhouse entryway.
The Farmhouse Entryway Paint Colors
To compliment the warmth of the wood, we went with a neutral paint color on the walls and trim.
The walls are Benjamin Moore White Dove, and the trim is just a bright white. While I would’ve loved to have the trim stay wood, it was already painted when we moved in, and totally redoing the trim isn’t a priority.
Instead of stripping all the wood trim down, we decided to paint it white to make our lives a little easier and not disturb any potential lead paint.
It was a nice compromise – I love how this entryway has the old trim and rosette detail.
The old fixture in here was primitive-looking, so I swapped it out for an antique light fixture I found on Ebay. It did need to be rewired, but we just had an electrician come and he easily fixed it.
I love the way it looks against the original planked ceiling. This house has been added onto a lot, but this room – and the ceiling – was part of the original 1800’s structure.
Farmhouse Entryway Makeover – Wall Decor
We hung an antique rectangular mirror to the right of the front door, with plates above the mirror. Usually, I use this easy way to hang plates, but since we didn’t have any plate hangers on hand, I made some myself using hot glue and wire.
Next, I hung two pictures with white mats, with black and white pictures, below the mirror. This helped fill in the space between the mirror and the chair.
Since the mirror is on the smaller side and I wanted the average sized adult to be able to see themselves in the mirror, I had to hang it a little higher. Adding the wooden frames with pictures helped anchor the space and fill in the empty area.
I may change out the pictures by the season and add some snowy farmhouse pictures during the winter.
A gorgeous, dark wood antique chair with wicker and tons of detailing sits to the left. I found this chair at a local antique store, and the woman was thinking about painting it! I’m so glad she didn’t, because the rich wood color is amazing.
She also had it on display with this cream pillow with tassels on it, and I decided to just take the whole package since I loved the way it looked so much. The tassels and the texture of the pillow mixed with all the detailing and rich wood make this space feel so cozy.
On the other side of the entryway, we added a vintage hat rack and added a bag and scarf.
I’m so excited about this “new” vintage Turkish rug that I found from Turkish Rug Kingdom for the farmhouse entryway. If you remember from my eat-in kitchen reveal, I shared the gorgeous Turkish rug I found on there.
I came across their Etsy shop and was really impressed by their quality and prices. Most vintage rugs I was finding were really expensive, but Turkish Rug Kingdom has really affordable prices.
This rug is large, and has such beautiful colors and detailing. It adds a whole extra layer of cozy to the space, and really fills it in. The space is large and this rug filled it in nicely.
Vintage Turkish Rugs Giveaway:
I will choose one random winner who will receive a rug from Turkish Rug Kingdom. Even if you don’t win, make sure to check out their shop and their really affordable rugs.