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Budget Friendly Entry Makeover Inspiration and Plan

Plans for a low budget entry makeover


Hello, friends. And Happy New Year!! I hope you had a nice holiday break. I'm ready to get things done around our house this year and am beginning the year by joining the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. There are lots of other great budget-friendly projects linked up at the bottom of the post and you'll want to check them all out. 


For this challenge, I'll be giving our entry a facelift due to some water damage found in the wall behind our wallpaper. I like the room but was honestly getting a bit tired of it since it's had the same wallpaper for about 11 years. Nothing like a little water damage to make you get moving on a project, right? 




This will be the 3rd year that I've joined her January challenge. Last year I gave my studio a makeover.


You can see all the details of this budget friendly makeover HERE.

Two years ago I refreshed our tiny laundry room.


All the details of my laundry room makeover can be see HERE.


For our entry, I'm hoping to repair the wall and patch the wallpaper, then paint it. The wallpaper has a grasscloth texture and I think it will look nice painted. 

I'll be going with a lighter, Scandinavian, botanical decor in here, starting with a piece of furniture that has the same shape as the dark piece in this entry. Note: after I wrote this post I realized that all of my inspiration photos were from Scandinvian sources so I think I'm on the right track!


On the walls, I'll be adding several vintage botanical prints similar to these. 


This entry caught my eye several months ago and I love the fresh, natural look of it. I actually ordered a sample of the wallpaper and love it. But we're thinking of downsizing in a couple of years and not everyone wants fern wallpaper in their entry. So for resale value I'm not going to use it. Plus it's pretty expensive so I'll be saving money by using the botanical prints instead.



I also love this fern wallpaper and actually ordered enough of it to cover the entry walls back in October. But again, resale value has me thinking that it might not be the best choice. Who knows, I might bite the bullet and hang it anyway if the existing wallpaper doesn't look good painted. I already have it, so why not? Anyway, that's the plan so far. 


I also really like cottage decor and will be hanging some of my straw hats on some rustic hooks for a bit of texture in the space. 


Here's a rough idea of what I'm planning for to the walls and decor. I even found a somewhat similar lamp a couple of weeks ago, so it's all falling into place. Don't you love it when that happens?


I have to say that I really love these challenges. When we first got married we had very little in the bank account so I was forced to get creative with my decorating ideas. I've always stuck to that policy, even though the bank account has more in it after 27 years of marriage! It's fun to think outside the box and find alternatives and I find that I enjoy pushing my creativity this way. 

I'll be sharing updates to the entry each Wednesday this month and will reveal the finished space on January 30th. Watch for tips on patching wallpaper, painting wallpaper, and maybe even some gorgeous free printables! 

Here's a rundown of the plan:
  • Repair and prime damaged section of wall
  • Patch Wallpaper
  • Prime and paint wallpaper
  • Move "new" piece of furniture into the space
  • Attach botanicals to the walls
  • Add lamp and decor

UPDATE: THE ENTRY MAKEOVER IS COMPLETE AND CAN BE SEEN HERE.



Have you got any projects planned for this year? My fingers are crossed that I can do all of this for less than $100! 

Keep scrolling to the bottom of the post to see all of the budget friendly projects. 

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great day!





13 comments

  1. Angie, your entry plans are wonderful. I love anything botanical so I'm excited to see what you come up with.

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  2. I love all of the inspiration you shared! I cannot wait to see what you do!

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  3. Looking forward to seeing the progress of this space. Your plan sounds great!

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  4. Be still my heart...love the feel of this space you will bring to life. Botanical wall paper? Yes, please! Excited to see how this turns out.

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  5. I love your entryway the way it is! So cute! But since you HAVE to repair it--I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love botanicals, too. Have fun!

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  6. Okay whatever you think, i did love it but, you always seem to make things even better so i am here to see.

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  7. I love your inspo photos and I just know it's going to turn out beautifully. And I say go for the wallpaper...it's not a large space so it's not a lot for new owners to take down!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE your ideas for this entry!!! I know the fern wallpaper is questionable with resale values, but I wonder if you could frame some (or still use it without having to actually put it on the walls)? Maybe not, just thinking aloud :) I can't wait to see what you decide. I'm so excited to have you joining the challenge again!!!

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  9. Angie, I am loving your plans for the entryway! The botanical touches are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished space.

    - Kate @ KateDecorates.co

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  10. I would love to transform my entire house like your inspiration pics. This is going to be beautiful.

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  11. I absolutely LOVE your inspiration pictures! They are beautiful and I can't wait to see all the updates with your space! Very nice!

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  12. If your space turns out anything like your inspiration photos, it is going to be fabulous!

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  13. What great inspiration! Can't wait to follow along!

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