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Our DIY Transom Window Entryway Before and After

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I am excited to finally show you our DIY Transom Window Entryway

In the season of fall when the trees change colors to golden yellows and crimson reds, they fall down for a big change. Around October we immersed ourselves building an entryway from scratch. Then throughout the Christmas season we painted the dining room which has been a long time coming. I am talking patience of a saint here worthy of a crown from heaven.

If you’re following my box of love of homes on Housekaboodle, you dear reader, might remember the dining room color I picked is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue. Doubting in my mind how the paint color would look. Studying it, thinking, over and over again. I can say with great passion it not only looks good, but changes the feel of the room and brings a smile to my face. Palladian blue is a designer gray that works well with white and wood trim which is how this project all started on Gray Paint Colors with Wood Trim.

We still have a few odds and ends to finish the dining room. But I want to show you our DIY transom window entryway transformation!

Our DIY Entryway and Dining Room Before and After that we built from scratch is finally done.Our inspiration started with the Pinterest photo below.

D.P.-Interior-WoodworksWe studied the photo and came up with a plan, Boom! Actually my dear readers, Boom! is what the construction of this DIY transom window entryway sounded like.

The chair, oh this chair. My daughter raves everyday how she loves it so much. Immediately I fell in love with this vision of a chair from Home Goods. It’s small enough to fit anywhere and simply matches our new wall color. I’ll be shopping for a splash of color pillow and/or throw for the chair, so stay tuned.

I am Home Good Happy with my new turquoise chair Next the wall behind the door will get the same wainscoting as the entryway. Then the bow-window will be painted white. I want to hang Palladian blue colored drapes and we are shopping for a new front door.

Houekaboodle - DIY Transom Window entryway from scratchBefore: The walls were dark like autumn and we had the beginnings of an entryway where none existed before.

Our DIY Entryway BEFORE it was painted

Housekaboodle DIY Entryway Half wall before painted Half wall before: More than a few friends and neighbors wanted us to keep the wood and not paint it.

Houekaboodle - DIY Entryway half wall after is painted white and looks great against the BM Palladian Blue wallsHalf wall after: The entryway painted white and walls Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue is like the difference between autumn and summer.

Housekaboodle - Before and After DIY Tansom Window Entryway was built from scratch. It's so nice to have an entryway. The paint color is Palladian Blue

Housekaboodle - HGTV Dream Home The hallway is next big project. We are already making plans to do it exactly like this photo of the HGTV Dream Home turquoise bedroom hallway. So please stay tuned.

Catch up with us from the start on: 

Gray Paint Colors with Wood Trim

Dining Room Step One

Paint the Dining Room and Build an Entryway

DIY Transom Window Entryway Idea 

Build an Entryway

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  1. Thank you Jenny, we had fun doing the entryway. I need to work at Home Goods to bring home more goodies like the blue chair.

  2. The blue chair is so….amazing, wonderful. I love it. The whole project turned out wonderful. You have an eye for good design.

  3. I can’t tell how wonderful your comment has made me feel Robin as you’re so good at things so it means a lot to me that our entry is Robin approved. I was thinking to redo our piano that we have to keep in that room – a light toned driftwood or white and driftwood and may contact you for advice.

  4. Absolutely stunning! I can’t tell you how beside myself I am with the results. The entryway is just so refreshing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your colors! I’m so glad you took your time and did this so perfectly. Amazing transformation. Great job between you and the hubby! 🙂

    Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

  5. This is so fun that you are doing Palladian Blue too. I love the Master Bedroom Closet in the HGTV Dream Home. If we knew a few more people hacking the dream home we could have a little contest or group of posts. Thanks so much for the compliment on our front room.

  6. The vision is now a reality! You have done a marvelous job on your hallway and dining room. The Palladian blue is gorgeous! I didn’t have as hard a time picking my paint color for my bedroom. I just copied you! Palladian blue it is. I can’t wait to start on my master bedroom closet. I want it to look just like the HGTV dream house master closet.

  7. Hi Dana, I am humbled by your generous comments, it leaves me speechless. Coming from you it means a lot to me, honestly. I am kind of happy you are staying at the house since you did so much work. Someone made some comments to me on how you did such a good job on your home and being single. My brother just had a knee replacement too so I will be thinking of you for sure.

  8. Wow Doreen, thank you, thank you! We are humbled by the reaction we have received on the entryway and I am excited to decorate the room yet.

  9. Hi Angela and thanks for your kind comment on our entry. I like to feature other homes so if you ever have a project going on that you are proud of, send an email with photos for consideration, even a few photos of your farmhouse and story how you love it might be good. Have a great day.

  10. that’s so elegant! I’m excited to find your blog. We just bought an old farm house that’s barely still standing. After all the reconstruction is done, I’ll be checking in with you for ideas.

  11. Holy quap Sue! That’s stunning! Love everything about it,and you did such a professional looking job. If you ever get tired of blogging, go into finish carpentry ;).

    Love the chair, and even the front(?) door. The color/texture is beautiful.

    Well done!

  12. I knew you had been working hard on home projects, but this really looks beautiful!! You are so talented and handy. I love to create, but am not very good with heavy tools and cutting and drilling. I love the colors you selected and YES, you were were totally correct to paint it white. I cannot wait to see that hallway transformation — especially the ceiling.

    Remember when I had my home up for sale last month. I took it down (I’m getting a knee replacement next week so couldn’t pack or move for awhile anyway) and have decided to stay for four more years. Now, I can do a few more projects. You are inspiring me, sweet girl.


  13. Thank you for the compliment Heather because it’s sometimes scary to commit to big changes. I won’t even tell you the hours I poured over paint colors – but it has been very fun and rewarding.

  14. What an awesome job you did! This looks incredible. Going from dark to light on the walls made such a difference. You should be very proud of the work you two did on this project. Can’t wait to see the hall way!! Keep it up 🙂

  15. The color is bang-on and looks like we did a pro job – Gosh that is so rewarding to hear from you Sarah, you just made my day today.

  16. So happy you like the chair too and interesting your antique is the same color and style. I am being a nut and now putting a blanket on the chair so little dog and kitty kat who have taken a liking to it don’t destroy it.

  17. Thank you Crystal. Our little dog sits in the window waiting for us to come home so I need to sand it from her paw scratches, paint it and make either a cushion for the top or get a piece of glass cut to fit it.

  18. oh, and the chair is fabulous! I have an antique chair that is similar though not as wide and not in as good shape. But same color, upholstery and legs!

  19. Very impressive Sue! The color is bang-on and the work you two did is amazing – looks like a pro job! I want to see more of your house!!!! 🙂

  20. Thank you Cyndi, that means a lot to me. We have a sheet of wood in the garage for the opposite wall that will frame out the area nicely.

  21. This is gorgeous. I love the colors you choose and the layout. I can easily see that window area turning into a window seat for writing blog posts.

  22. You’re on a roll – I love the way your entry turned out. It’s amazing what a change of paint color can do to the look of a room. I’m always surprised that it makes such a difference. Great job.

  23. What an amazing job you both did! I adore the chair and I love the colors! I can’t wait to see the hallway magic too! Make sure you tell hubby what an amazing job he did…like a true pro! Outstanding work! SO happy for you both! xo

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