before and after: jim’s entryway

sometimes a few small changes can make a really big impact. i love the way jim from moderncraft updated his entryway by covering the old “craggy” brick wall with a wooden slat wall and modern house numbers. such a nice facelift. click here to visit jim online.

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  1. susie says:

    Awesome! What a difference!

  2. c.king design says:

    i love designsponge, but what happened to all of the great new design we used to see on your site? this hardly seems worth posting.

  3. Anna says:

    You don’t see it? Try scrolling down, ckingdesign.


  4. it turned out GREAT. I love the choice of numbers as well.

  5. cjh says:

    And, see? I think this is fantastic. A great work-around. Love the font on the numbers.

  6. Lee says:

    c.king – I think there’s plenty for everyone to find something inspiring on d*s. I far prefer the posts that feature practical, affordable design solutions from real people. I just saved this image to my House Idea folder — it looks fantastic.

  7. jennifer g says:

    simple, modern solution–wish he’d walk around MY house and give me some similar ideas!

  8. Jen says:

    I like the font on the new numbers but the before design is just more dynamic and interesting. The after is just a little too generic for my taste.

  9. Melissa says:

    Simple change with high impact! An inspiration all around. Thanks for sharing.

  10. paperNstitch says:

    beautiful! clean and simple

  11. Cindy says:

    I think the change was extremely effective. It doesn’t scream mid-century or anything other than, who ever lives here is cool and has great taste.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  12. Teresa says:

    wow..what a makeover! Even the plants look better :) looks awesome!

  13. lachapina says:

    That looks great! Big improvement.

  14. joslyn says:

    this looks amazing. jim and his wife have such amazing taste!

  15. Bobby Joe says:

    haY I LUV DA TRANSFORMATION! it looks alot betta nice work!

  16. Glorious says:

    Wonderful Modern Transformation! You must love coming home to see how stylish this looks each day. And it’s such a simple solution too.


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