We have a decently wide entry, that could accommodate a bench and my vintage wood locker.
I love the look of built-ins, but didn't necessarily want them here. I think I achieved the feeling of built ins, but I get to take this all with me if we ever move (which we will, someday...) Also, even tho the entry is wide, it is incredibly awkward to take photos of thanks to the half wall/opening that casts awesome shadows all over the place. I did my best, but I'm not sure these photos can totally capture how this space feels.
My dad came through in the last minute and built me an AMAZING reclaimed wood bench. Literally, he built it Tuesday night during the 2 hours it took me to workout and vote! I still need to give it a light sanding, but I'm in LOVE with it!!! Its the star of the entry and the one thing that completely makes the space! Plus, how sweet is my dad for making my dreams come true!!
Its exactly what I wanted for the space! I didn't think there was anyway I (or my husband) would have time to build a bench, so I had a plan B ready to go, but I'm so grateful I get the bench instead! It could have come from a Restoration Hardware catalog, don'tcha think!?
The other star of the entryway is my vintage wood locker that I nabbed for $5 at a yard sale over the summer! I gave it a fresh coat of Be Junk Chic paint in Caribbean (more on that later!) and coat of wipe on poly for durability. Perfect for ALL. THE. SHOES.
I also HEART the metal letters that represent my husband and I....awwwwwwwwww....
The hooks and a reclaimed fence board are beautiful and functional! (shhh...don't tell anyone, but there is only 1 screw holding this puppy up...)
The globe, cattle bell and lantern are fun decor and the metal bin provides hidden storage for winter gear.
The locker couldn't be pushed all the way into the corner because of how the door opens, but the dead space ended up the perfect spot for my ladder. I like that it kind of looks like a natural space to keep a ladder and a lantern.
I love my elk hide rug, but I have my eye out for something a bit larger and more colorful down the road.
We didn't complete the whole hallway like I planned. We still have doors to hang (need new hardware) but I did hang one door so you get the idea.
Anyone got good tips for getting sticky glue residue off of glass? We removed some rice paper looking window film and the leftover gunk isn't budging. We need to clean it and do some type of etched glass instead. That's why I won't be showing a full on shot of my closet - no one wants to see my vacuum!
Anyways, there she be! I love love love how it turned out!
What do you think?
Here's a refresher on the before...
I will do a complete source list next week, but if you have any questions in the mean time, feel free to comment below!
Also, be sure to check out the other linking participants over at Calling It Home! There are some awesome makeovers!
You can follow the whole series here....