Use a storage or coat cabinet as a room divider to create an entry - black, white and wood farmhouse cottage entryway
DIY Home Decor

Creating an Entry Using a Cabinet as a Room Divider + Our Guest Cottage Update

If you live in a smaller home, you’ll know that having a lot of storage options in your house is really important. This is especially true in entryways where things tend to get dropped off and piled up – having a good entry storage system in place is always helpful! But what do you do if you don’t have a closet or a wall near your entry? Let me share with you one great solution, and how we tackled this problem in our guest cottage.Continue reading

Acacia wood entry cabinet, free map artwork and a turquoise and gold dipped chair at entry
DIY Home Decor, Free Printables

A Little Entry Nook Makeover + Free “Happily Ever After” Printable Art

What does your “happily ever after” look like? Ours is full of joy and quintessentially blissful family moments some days, and then on other days we have most certainly had our struggles. But in those moments of stepping and falling and relying on the grace of God to pull us through, I realize that even they – those hard days – are essential pieces of our own Happily Ever After.

I made some artwork for our little entry nook to remind me to savour all of our family’s moments, and I’d like to share it with you for free today. They’re two 8 x 10″ high resolution JPGs that say “Welcome To Our Happily Ever After” on an antique map print. I hope you enjoy them and can find a spot for them in your own home! Click on the little thumbnails below the image to download the two files for yourself.

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Before and After: Making the most of a narrow, small entry
DIY Home Decor

Our Small Entry: Before And After – Our DIY House

We have a slightly awkward shaped, narrow entry hall in Our DIY House. When you walk into our home, you’ll see a hallway leading straight to the kitchen directly in front of you, and to the right of that are our stairs. It took me almost a year to sort out the best way to configure our entry. We had to use it for a while to see what was best to put in – or not to put in -it. Over the past few months, I’ve come up with some great solutions!Continue reading

Build a DIY Board and Batten Hook Wall - The DIY Mommy
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Woodworking

Build a Board & Batten DIY Hook Wall

We moved into Our DIY House on July 1st – about 6 weeks ago. We took a relative break for a month (because we were exhausted and I had morning sickness all day). This month, we’ve finally got the ball rolling again on finishing everything up. We have some painting, trimming, our master bath, and some random finishing to do yet. My goal is to get the majority of it done before Christmas!

One of the things I wanted to get done before school starts for the year was a DIY board & batten hook wall for our back entry. I thought it would be wonderful to have a place where my little girls could hang up their things by themselves and a spot for us to quickly hang up hoodies and jackets. I didn’t want just a plain row of hooks, I wanted something with a little more character and that matched the craftsman feel of our home.        Continue reading