Entry Ways with the DIY Housewives


We have to get into the house, one way or another, right?  I mean, we aren’t coming through the window or through a secret trap door, right?  Whatever that entry area is for you- in your home, it tends to not only get used a lot, but it get’s judged a lot 😥 .  Oh I know…forget those judge-y types that look at every fault and judge your home from the entry way.  I have and do, believe me!  BUT…doing what I do, I actually enjoy playing with our entry way(s).  I actually like to freak people out a little.  Let them wonder is my motto.

So, today I am joining the talented DIY Housewives and we are all sharing one of our entry ways.  Some of the housewives are sharing front foyer areas, and some are sharing their laundry/mudroom area.  All have the common trait of being decorated & designed by a DIY Housewife (meaning budget friendly).

AMAZING DIY ideas for the entry way!

As I mentioned earlier, my contribution today is our DIY Wood Sidelight Shutters.  These are so cool, and we only spent $75 making them using real wood we stained, and real pipes to give them that industrial look.  We also include a full DIY tutorial here:  DIY SIDELIGHT WOOD SHUTTERS.

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If you’re interested in that pretty deep blue rug (which I am very happy with by the way) you can find it HERE.  It is now my favorite rug in the house.  Sometimes I just sit on it.  Look at the big X’s in it.


Now, as far as the busiest entry way…well, THAT is under construction.  We just removed this horrible wall paper I picked out 8 years ago and I have big plans.  Stay tuned for updates.

Okay, so here we go…check out all of my friends entry ways below…have fun!

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9 Responses

  1. laurabun says:

    Hey Julie!
    Wherever I click all I get is a new tab page with a jpg. of the click, no link to the sites. Am I doing it wrong?

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Laura, I am so sorry! No, it was my pin it button causing it. They are good now! Thank you for letting me know.

  2. laurabun says:

    Uh, Jamie? Hate to keep bothering you, but the click still goes to a png and the inLinkz says 404-page not found… guess it’s just not my day…

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Laura, Are you going all the way down to the images at the bottom of the page? The graphic in the beginning is not clickable. I have checked the images that are at the bottom, and they all work for me. ~ Julie

  3. Diane says:

    Hi Laura, I see navy area rug on your wood floor. Is this hardwood and, if so, no problems with the rug? Thank you.

  4. Cindy says:

    I love this project. I remember your post and saying how cool. I asked t hubby and he measured and not enough clearance


  5. Stephanie says:

    Hi Julie

    I noticed that you changed the runner on your staircase. Did the white carpet get too dirty too quickly or was it just a decorating change.
    BTW…we recently followed your lead and painted the handrails and spindles on our staircase. We love it, thanks for the inspiration.

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