Sharing all the details of our gorgeous DIY entryway makeover on a budget with vertical shiplap, a new stairway & front door in our century old farmhouse with pictures.
DIY Entryway Makeover with Vertical Shiplap
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Farmhouse Entryway/ Foyer Before
When we moved into our farmhouse eight years ago, we did little other than paint to our entryway & foyer.
DIY Entryway Closet Makeover with a Shoe Cubby
Over time, Jason did a DIY closet makeover by changing out the bifold doors to hinged & building a DIY shoe caddy.
The closet makeover is still doing a great job keeping our coats & shoes organized today.
See how to create our DIY shoe cubby HERE.
DIY Built in Entryway Table & Board & Batten
Later, he build an awesome DIY entryway table to help keep our keys & mail organized.
This built in entry looked fabulous & took up zero floor space which was so important in a busy entryway with lots of doors & stairs.
See more about our DIY entryway table HERE.
DIY Front Door Entryway Makeover
When we had to replace the siding & roof of our farmhouse, we decided our front door needed a makeover as well.
So Jason replaced the old vertical plexiglass window & front door with a gorgeous red farmhouse front door.
See more of our DIY farmhouse front door HERE.
Unfortunately in adding back the trim & drywall, we decided to take out the DIY entryway table because we no longer thought there would be room with our new staircase.
Entryway Makeover with a New Staircase
We replaced the former skinny newel post & railings with some beefier vintage newel posts.
You can read more about that DIY project HERE.
Entryway Makeover with White Vertical Shiplap
We love the look & sturdiness of shiplap so we have slowly been adding it to many rooms in our farmhouse.
We decided to give our entryway makeover with vertical shiplap because it draws attention to our tall ceilings.
With the only natural light coming from our front door, the white of the shiplap really brightens up the entire space.
The shiplap comes pre-primed but I painted the walls with coat of un-tinted flat white paint from Sherwin Williams.
Entryway Makeover with Benjamin Moore Backwoods Accent Wall
Because of all the white from the shiplap, I decided to add a pop of color to the walls at the tops of the stairs.
Jason was not convinced at first but I added a paint sample to the wall one day when he was working & he agreed to let me paint the wall.
We both LOVE the character the dark green paint brings to our entryway makeover!
Entryway Makeover Decor Ideas
Entryway Makeover with Coat Hooks & Shiplap
I confess that I am still in the decorating phase of our entryway makeover & am still on the hunt for a few farmhouse style pieces.
We knew we needed more hanging space for coats & backpacks so I found these awesome coat hooks on Amazon for only $5 each!
We hung 8 hooks at various heights on our shiplap walls.
The nice thing about shiplap is that you don’t have to worry about finding a wall stud!
Entryway Makeover with Vintage Entryway Table
For our current entryway table, I am using a vintage farmhouse dropleaf that Jason’s aunt & uncle gave us.
Although, it’s a bit big for the space we love the vintage look of the wood against the white walls.
It is light to carry & it also doubles as a great drink or dining table for big family gatherings.
I paired our drop leaf table with some old Audubon prints in Home Goods pine frames & a gorgeous vintage looking Persian rug from Amazon.
I love the pop pf color this rug gives to our farmhouse entryway makeover & the darker colors will hide all the mud & dirt my kiddos bring into the front door.
The Audubon prints are from an old coffee table book I had but you can find them inexpensively just about anywhere & they always look beautiful!
Entryway Makeover on a Budget Cost
Because we were able to do our DIY entryway makeover ourselves we were able to keep the cost down to a minimum.
The vertical shiplap & wood needed for our staircase makeover were less than $1,000.
I also spent less than $100 to decorate our entryway with our new coat hooks & rug from Amazon & reusing decor that we already had for this entryway makeover.
I hope our DIY entryway makeover with shiplap inspires you with DIY & decor ideas for the entryway or foyer of your home!
by Tara Lehman
Entryway Makeover Source Code
Shiplap – Home Depot
Shiplap Paint – Un-tinted Paint & primer from Sherwin Williams
Dark Green Accent Wall – Benjamin Moore Backwoods in a Flat
Coat Hooks – Amazon
3 by 5 Persian Rug – Amazon