Ever since we moved into our home about 6 years ago, we have been wanting to do some updates.
Finally, in the last few months we crossed two updates off of our to do list, one of which was the floors in our hallways.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

You may or may not remember what my entryway and hallway tile looked like, but it was white with dark green diamonds from 1995, and not my particular taste, plus the white showed every little dust particle that landed on it.

My hubby and I kept talking about redoing it ourselves, but with time at a premium and “know how” at a minimum, we bit the bullet and paid someone to replace it for us, and I am so glad we did!

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

We did however decide to go ahead and paint the trim ourselves,
while getting things ready for the floor crew to come in.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

I’ve always preferred white trim because of it’s crisp, clean, bright look,
we just hadn’t gotten to all of it yet, and decided this was as good a time as any.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

We couldn’t believe how changing the color of the trim made the wall color look so different,
but regardless, we liked it.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

The ceilings in our entryway and living room are 13 plus feet tall, so it was a bit of a job for my husband to tape off the area, to try and keep all the dust from the tear out, out of the rest of the house. You can see through the plastic sheeting, what a huge mess was made by breaking the floor up, and we were so glad we didn’t try this ourselves.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

This is the “attractive” look after the mess was cleaned up.
It took two days for two to three guys at a time working, to get this far on the job.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

We picked out a neutral beige, speckled looking tile which was similar looking to a floor we had in our previous house, and which I dearly loved for it’s ability to look clean without having to sweep every five minutes.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

I asked them to lay the tile on the diagonal because I think it looks elegant and kind of fancy.
I do love it!

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

This was after the grout, but before the baseboards.
It ended up taking a full 5 days to get the job done.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

Here is what it looks like today!
I struggled with putting rugs back out, but we seem to track in so much,
that I wanted to protect my floors.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

The tile up close.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

I’m always changing up what furniture I have out here, as I struggle with making it look just “right!”
My hubby never knows where things will be when he gets home.

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

Here’s a little side by side, before and after shot, what do you think?

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

We are so pleased to have it done, and how it turned out.
We also had the floors in the attached
hallway, laundry room and bathroom done,
which I will show you soon as well, along
with some remodeling we did in the bathroom.
What do you think???

Entryway Ideas, Entryway Update, Joyful Homemaking

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4 Comments

  1. Wow that looks great- and I definitely like the tile on the angle. I remember when your old tile look was popular from the 90’s. Funny how at the time one thinks- oh this is the best way to go…then down the road it’s no good. I like your entryhall. I am constantly switching things around too…I like to see things a new way and I guess I’m just never satisfied! My hubby used to say- don’t walk through the house at night without a light because he might run into something that I moved it again! Visiting from BNOTP

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