The Big Reveal: Our completed entryway
At long last! I've been anxiously waiting for the arrival of our rug to share this completed look.
Throughout our entryway refresh, we had to keep functionality in the front of our minds. It's important that our space looks great, but more than anything that it works for us. Every household has a slightly different need from their entryway. Luckily, with just me, Michael, and our pup, Sunny, we had a pretty easy time pinpointing exactly what we needed to keep a functional space. This is what we designed around:
a hook to hang Sunny's leash
a hook for our reusable bags
a hook for my purse
two extra hooks for jackets
a basket for Michael's work clothes (he wears nomex coveralls every day and immediately takes them off first thing when he goes through the door)
room to slip off shoes
Shop the look:
The exact bench we have isn't for sale anymore, but I got it from Target a few years ago. There are so many great benches out there for right around $100. Here are a my top three picks if I were in the market for a new bench:
Hooks took me longer to pick out than I would like to admit. I had something very specific in mind but didn't really know what it was. I knew I wanted something that was the perfect blend of modern and vintage, a warm metal without being too shiny and it had to be a coat and hat style hook. Oh, and also not break the bank. 5 hooks should not cost close to the grand total of the board and batten.
Finding the perfect rug for this space came down to figuring out the perfect size. We are dealing with a small space and didn't want the rug to overhang too far beyond our bench, so we ended up looking for 2'x5' runners. As much as I would love an ethically sourced and authentic vintage rug, it's simply not in the budget at the moment. But don't for a second think I didn't weigh my options before making a decision.
For our entryway, we needed two baskets. One for Michael's work clothes, and one for our yucca plant. Michael thought I was insane when I said I wanted a basket to pot our plant in, and was shocked that we were able to find a plastic lined basket exactly for that purpose from Marshalls.
And just in case you forgot, this is a reminder of what this space looked like before. We think we’ve pushed this space quite a ways in the right direction, but what do you think? Should we paint the door? I love that color but it might be a little too close to the wall color now. Either way I’m happy our house is no longer 100% a white box!