For those of you that don’t know, my husband and I bought a new house about two years ago. It is so very plain, with white walls, and very little added character and charm. I have finally decided to do some inexpensive room makeovers! Each makeover is going to be $100, or less! I started with my entry way, it is small and in desperate need of a little added character and charm. Here is the entry before…Plain white walls, and a red door that I never truly loved the shade of!

I started by adding moldings. All of which were cut from one 4ft x 8ft sheet of mdf, that was just $27. I also used some baseboards that I had laying in my garage.I chose a color from the old Martha Stewart collection, called winter’s day. I am so loving the wall color!!! I also decided to paint my front door a color that is more complimentary to the colors inside my house. It’s a deep, dark navy blue, it almost looks black.

So there it is, my first $100 room makeover, that came in at just $91!!!

MDF ~ $24

Paint for wall and front door and supplies ~ $55

Darling vintage platter ~ $12

I would love to hear what y’all think of my entry makeover!

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  1. Julie, the baseboard trim you used for the moulding turned out beautifully! I am so inspired! What a nice added touch!

    1. Thank you so much, Maria!!!๐Ÿ’—

  2. Gorgeous! What a huge, beautiful difference the wall treatment made. I do love the accessories you’ve included in the space but they stand out so much more with the board and batten/wall color. I love that chair with its history showing. It’s perfect. Love it!

    Our youngest son is moving out this weekend. Boo. Anyway, I’m left with two bedrooms to do now. I would love to do something special to a wall in each room. This is such a great idea.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words!! Canโ€™t wait to see what you do in your sonโ€™s room!!๐Ÿ’—

  3. What a remarkable difference! Your entry way is so beautiful now. Love the alabaster lamp on the table and the gorgeous color on your front door. Nice job!

    1. Thank you so much!! So sweet of you to say! That lamp is one of my all time favorites…my husband found it on the Facebook yard sale for a steal of a deal! Hope you have a lovely week!!๐Ÿ’—

  4. Wow! It is amazing what some color can do. Even after the baseboard and molding, the color is what really made it pop! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much!! The color really did change the space so much!!๐Ÿ’—

  5. Wow what an amazing change! I am swooning over the red and gold chairs too!

    1. Thank you so much!!!๐Ÿ’—

  6. Love the wall color combined with the white and your very cost effective trim etc. This is a stunning makeover, Emily!

    1. Thank you so much!!!๐Ÿ’—

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