Small Entryway Makeover: Before and After

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Well, as promised, I’ve completed an entryway makeover (aka: a clutter free zone behind the door so that I don’t have a panic attack every time I walk into the house). I’m here to share the pics with all of you.

The befores are pretty embarrassing. It was a total drop off zone for “stuff” that didn’t have another home.

I will look away in shame as you look these over; mocking me as you feel better about yourself because your entryway never gets this bad. 🙁

A cluttered small entryway mess.

Entryway disaster

Entryway Makeover

And the other side of the hallway…
Gallery wall in entryway

Just as a reminder from this post, I chose this as my inspiration picture…


And here’s what my entryway looks like now…

Entryway Makeover

Entryway Makeover

Small Entryway Makeover


Small Entryway Makeover

Small Entryway Makeover

Small Entryway Makeover

Small Entryway Makeover

Small Entryway Makeover

Small Entryway Makeover


And here’s what it looks like with the lights on… Entryway with lights on

entryway storage

Entryway Makeover

Entryway Makeover

I think this may be too many pictures for one post, but I love it so much. It provides much needed shoe storage, and a drop off station for sunglasses, keys, and cell phones. AND you can actually check yourself in the mirror to make sure you don’t have chocolate on your face before going outside! I feel like that grandmother that you randomly sit next to and within 5 minutes she’s showing you wallet sized pictures of her grandkids.

Here is the source list for the items I used (the shoe storage is from Ikea!).


Want to see another before and after? Here’s what I did with the kitchen! More tips on how to make a rental feel more like your own? Check this one out!


Linking to A Stroll Thru Life, Thrifty Decor Chick, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, The Style Sisters, The Blissful Bee, DIY Showoff.

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  1. Mary

    September 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Saw your link at Work it Wednesday – your foyer redo looks fabulous. I’m jealous of the shoe cabinet, I also have a very narrow foyer and have tried to many different tables in that space. The one there now is all wrong but I kinda gave up. Now I’ll save my pennies for a trip to Ikea.

    ~ Mary

    • Nicole Bedford

      September 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much Mary! It is such a hard space to do, and so easy to get discouraged when you feel like nothing is working. I had given up as well. It took me 4 years to finally get the right piece in there. I hope it looks great in your home as well. Best wishes!!

  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    September 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love, love, love everything. I am featuring this next week on Inspire Me Tuesday.

    • Nicole Bedford

      September 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much Marty! I’m beyond thrilled and excited!

  3. the cape on the corner

    September 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    oh my gosh, is that the shoe storage from ikea that you just changed the knobs on? that is so sleek, i love this look there. that before…yeesh!

    • Nicole Bedford

      September 18, 2014 at 5:15 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, it is an Ikea cabinet with Anthropologie knobs. The before was so embarrassing, ugh!! So glad I have it sleek and clean now. Thanks for reading!

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