You may remember I got a new front door about a year ago (see more here). When that happened, I painted the exterior of the door and updated my porch at the same time. In more recent months I finally got around to giving the interior side a major makeover, which I share here. But now I’ll finally share how I updated my entryway with trim and a board and batten wall while on a budget!
Before, my entryway was boring and lacking any charm. I honestly hated the feel and look. Definitely not the first impression I was hoping to give off. So, I knew I wanted to make a change and I also knew it had to be on a budget. You can see from the below picture it felt boring and unfinished.
So want to know how I gave my Entryway Makeover? Here’s how I added trim and Board & Batten around my front door.
Make a plan. I taped up my rough idea of what I wanted, which included a board & batten wall with hooks for hanging. Initially this is all I had in mind. After I did that I realized how boring the front door area was so I played around with ways to update it. I loved the idea of adding a header, but I also knew I had to somehow trim out the side window.
Start adding trim. First, I added 2 1/2″ molding to the side window since I was trying to match the door molding.
Next, I moved on to the Board & Batten wall. I started off with a 1×2″ on top of the existing baseboard. Then I used 1×3’s to frame out the main area. Finally, I capped the top with a 1×2″.
Next, I moved back to the front door. I played around with the header until I figured out what I liked best. Then I added a 1×3″ to the side of the window, followed by a 1×2″ across the entire door, then a 1×6″ and finally capped with another 1×2″.
Once everything was installed I started prepping for paint. I patched all the nail holes and then caulked in all the seams. I also lightly sanded everything down.
Paint! Once everything was dry, I wasted no time and started painting. I used the same semi-gloss paint that is used on all my trim, which is Ultra White by Valspar. I gave all the trim including the board & batten wall 2 coats. My wall paint color is Smoked Oyster also from Valspar.
Next, I started painting the interior of the front door. For that color I used High-Speed Steel “4005-2B” from Valspar. I also gave it about 2 coats. Then once everything was dried, I went back and touched up my greige wall paint.
My entryway may not be the biggest space, but creating an actual entryway has transformed the entire room. Here’s the final reveal!
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What do you think? It’s crazy how a little trim and paint goes a long way. Not only is the space beautiful, it’s now more functional with storage hooks for coats, backpacks, etc…