Our entry way is not so bad. In fact, it’s way better than it used to be. And there are a lot of things I actually like about it.
I love that really cute built in coat tree that my dad built, I love the little shelf above it, and y’all know I love some wooden signs with quotes on them.
So let’s talk about what I don’t love.
I don’t love that builder grade front door. I want one that looks like this:
I also don’t love that builder grade light fixture. It’s not in the picture, but it’s one of those “boob lights.” Very ordinary and no character. I’m digging this schoolhouse flushmount instead.
That LL Bean water hog mat can stay right where it is, but an umbrella stand would sure be nice. I like this one from Magnolia Home.
I also love this console table and how well it fits in the space, but I also get annoyed sometimes that the table catches everything and becomes a drop zone.
Maybe a bench would change that. It’d also be nice to have someplace to sit down and take my shoes off. I like this one at Kirklands.
I’m not entirely sure yet how I’ll change up our little entry but I know I’ll be making most of these changes gradually. Stay tuned!!
And come back this week for a bathroom reveal and a unique and rustic jewelry holder made from something repurposed. Have a wonderful day!
I don’t know about you all, but I’m crushing on farmhouse entry ways at the moment. I’m a sucker for natural light, board and batten trim, and somewhere pretty to drop my bags and kick off my shoes. This week, I found four lovely farmhouse entry ways that spoke to me.
I love this entry way for lots of reasons. I love the shaggy rug and the wooden bench. I love those big baskets for shoes and I love the little topiary in the olive pot. The blanket and pillow make the space look inviting too.
Home Remedies R
Boxwood, a sweet little shelf and a beautiful little bench. This entry way is perfect if you only have a small space or a nook. I love those green plants and how much they add to the space.
Love Grows Wild
Here’s another small spaces entry way. I like that rope basket and the pillows, and the antique mirror. So much simplicity and so much pretty.
Here’s another simple farmhouse entry way, with a simple white bench, a shelf and some pretty white pumpkins!
And I know I said four farmhouse entry ways, but here is a bonus fifth room:
Everything about this picture makes me happy.
I hope you have enjoyed this Pinterest roundup. Stay tuned, next week I will be sharing some more farmhouse goodness.
Our entry way looked like this:
It wasn’t bad, but it did need some help.
I’m going to show you my before and after shots, but I also want to share some of my tips for a more organized entry.
1. Have a place to stash shoes.
See those big baskets under the table? I use those to corral shoes. Without the baskets, shoes were always all over the floor.
2. Have a designated place to stash incoming mail and other items.
Those two baskets corral items like mail, keys and school papers, which keeps them out of sight and off the counter tops.
I gave both baskets a little straightening up, simply by going through everything in them and throwing away what didn’t need to be there any longer.
We also thinned out some of the coats and extra things hanging up in our entry way. These hooks corral our book bags, purses and the dog leash.
Our entry is still not decorated the way I want it to be, but it’s certainly more functional and neat.
Let’s see that before:
Isn’t this a lot better?
Don’t forget to show me your organizing progress on Instagram with the hashtag #ons21daychallenge ?