Simple Farmhouse Entryway

A manufactured home remodel entryway that went from ugly and outdated to simple and functional to create a simple farmhouse style entryway.

Manufactured Home Remodel of the Entryway

One of the most challenging space in our home to decorate is the entryway. Partly, because we don’t have a designated entryway. The front door opens straight up into the living room and we have a very long wall that spans this space.

But…..let’s take a look at the very before of this space. This is close to when we first bought our manufactured home. Oh yes, someone before us added their lovely faux brick technique to this wall! This was after we tore down some weird divider that they had put up and we tore out the very nasty carpet!

After we tore the carpets out, we painted the floors with floor paint and lived with that for quite some time. We also used shiplap on the walls to give it more of a farmhouse feel. You can tell in the above photo how the door opens right up into our family room and just how long that wall is. Not a pretty photo but it was progress from what we started with. Then we started adding hardwood flooring and the space has slowly transformed into one that I love.

Farmhouse Style Entryway

I crave and love a very simple style of decorating. Our family of six often has company and a couch and loveseat simply do not provide enough seating. So, I began searching local for sale sites and found these wing-back chairs that had a great shape but they were in desperate need of a makeover. It took hours of work but I finally finished one of the wing-back chairs. I loved the way it turned out but I ended up wanting a lighter color of fabric so that the wood on the chair would really stand out. Are you ready for the after?

Simple and Functional Farmhouse Entryway

I shopped our home and brought in an antique dresser that doubles as storage. The wingback chairs provide the extra seating that we often need and add an element of farmhouse style seating. You can see the wing back chair makeover HERE.

This area almost feels complete to me. I still want to add a narrow long rug and possibly remove the chalkboard to add a few vintage photos. We also still need to add trim. For now, this space is one that I really love and enjoy. I am super happy that with just some creativity and great finds this space has turned out to be a simple farmhouse entry that I can enjoy.

Paint Colors:
Shiplap Walls: Benjamin Moore White Dove
Dresser and Peg Rail: Benjamin Moore Spring Thaw

This space has since been updated! See the new look!


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9 thoughts on “Simple Farmhouse Entryway”

  1. Wow…that faux brick attempt was a doozy! ? Love how the chairs turned out and the continual transformation of your home is amazing, Sarah! ❤️

    • We have taken the tv out of the living room. We have gotten to where we rarely watch it, so, we decided to move it to our bedroom. It is a very small tv and if we decide we want to watch a movie, we will bring it out and set it up but that doesn’t happen much.

  2. I love your approach to decorating. The simplicity and the farmhouse look is very calming and comforting too. I also love how you make things work and not necessarily new things which might be easier but then not nearly as creative. Your photography talents are remarkable too. Look forward to more blog posts.


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