Our Entryway - in progress

entryway update, hallway update Oh, the entryway.  It's the first impression you make when someone steps into your home and we felt this space did not reflect us at all.  So we decided to take it from dark and dreary grey to bright white.  Here's somewhat of a before photo which was taken by David right before he started painting.  Not great before shots but hopefully you get the idea:

entryway before photo

So blah and so boring. That vertical wall mirror is to the left upon entering, tucked into a space about 12" deep and 54" wide.  Just a mirror smack dab in the middle of a wall, oh and some branches in a white vase.  Not very exciting or functional.

So I had the idea of creating a console table deep and wide enough to fit this space.  Then I remembered I had scored this reclaimed wood shelf last summer and it just so happened to fit perfectly!  All I wanted was something simple and preferably metal/industrial legs.

rustic console table

I'm pretty sure these are Ikea legs but to change it up a bit, we (meaning my Dad) took a torch to the metal legs which peeled off the paint and gave it a more industrial look.  Because the more beat up it looks, the better right?  The legs were found at a thrift store for $10.

rustic console table

I kind of love the look of paint peeling off metal, it's such an interesting texture. I found the octagon mirror in my parents basement, and we hung our antlers over top which I LOVE. We've had them sitting on our dining table but I think it looks even better over the mirror.

loveonsunday, entryway And my thrifted kilim rug was an amazing $10 find!  It adds some much needed colour to the space.  And I just love the pattern.

loveonsunday, entryway

I love picking up art from all the places I've been to.  This colourful mask was from our trip to Costa Rica.

loveonsunday, entryway

And this beautiful white jar was was a special gift from some co-workers.  It's from West Elm...they know me so well :)

loveonsunday, entryway

loveonsunday, entryway

loveonsunday entryway

A custom console table for less than $20...I'd say that's pretty good, don't you think?