Reader Redesign: Welcome Home Makeover

A little bit of us is always envious of a proper entryway in a home (since both of ours have been just a door that opens into a room). Plus, with our own plans to do some sort of board and batten in our hallway eventually, we’re totally loving Jenna Sue’s sweet makeover of her foyer. Here’s her email:

We’re in the middle of 92,835 projects at our house, but we recently completed one that we’re pretty proud of and I thought I’d pass it your way. Our entryway started out with old white faux marble tile floors, metallic floral wallpaper, and a cheap outdated light fixture.

We ended up replacing the floor with travertine-style porcelain tile, DIYing board and batten with coat hooks, adding a fresh coat of paint, and a new rustic light fixture.

I designed some art for the space and voila!

We love the open feeling you get when you walk into the house now, it’s such a breath of fresh air.

Thanks for looking, and I can’t wait to see how your kitchen turns out (we’re adding open shelving in ours soon too, can’t wait!) -Jenna Sue

You can read more about the processand see extra photos of the foyer-y goodness here on her blog. And if you’re pining over some of her art, she’s got a shop where you can snag your own. Thanks so much for sharing Jenna Sue! Let’s play the favorite-part game. Sherry loves the board and batten along with the cool industrial light and I’m into those dark coat hooks (along with the board and batten).


  1. says

    I love the contrast between the dark wood floor and the light, open entryway! It’s so inviting!
    That new light fixture is pretty fantastic as well.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. says

    What a transformation! The coat hooks would be dangerous in my house (I like my clutter hidden behind a door) :-) , but love how fresh and clean this looks! Great Job Jenna!

  3. says

    That is beautiful, Jenna Sue! Man, I really need to get on the bandwagon of just biting the bullet and doing all of the DIY renovations that I keep dreaming about.

  4. says

    I have seriously been culling the internet and Pinterest all day yesterday and today for board and batten inspiration :) How did you know???

    What an awesome job. It really does make you want to come on in…

  5. says

    What an upgrade!! Goodbye “90s” hello “now”!!

    Hmm… “viola” up there should really be “voila” … don’t know anybody who shouts “viola” during a reveal but they could be out there!!