Farmhouse Tour: Entryway
Entryway, foyer, front door, entrance, all of these words can be used to describe this area in our home. The space people see when they first come into your home and that sets the tone for the entire house. Though there are more updates I would like to do in the future, I’m pleased with the look of the entryway into our farmhouse.
For this space, I mainly focused on the entryway table plus its decor. There was not much else we tackled in this space currently besides taking down old furnishings, painting and redecorating the space. Originally we thought about going with a bolder navy color in this space, but I thought that might darken the space and make it feel smaller. We choose a classic off-white, Sherwin Williams Alabaster. It keeps the room bright and airy and flows with the rest of the house. To complete this room in the future we will look forward to changing the floor, getting a new front door, and updating the closet doors and trim to white.
We did a few small DIY projects for this area. I made a wreath for the front door with some supplies all from Hobby Lobby. I started with a plain greenery wreath base and then added some fake white stem hydrangea, black and white plaid ribbon, and a wooden “B” for Burke. I simply used florist wire to wrap the cut flowers and B to the wreath and then made a bow with the ribbon. Simple, unique and affordable. It's also perfect for spring!
I also wanted to have a greenery wreath on our cathedral mirror. To complete this DIY project, my husband found a small hook that he could hand screw into the center of the wood frame on the mirror. It fit the size of the wreath perfectly and is also one of our own unique touches. We can also change the wreath out with the seasons and holidays.
I wanted the entryway table to be the main focus of the space. I used a variety of decor pieces to fill the space including: signs, candles, pottery, baskets, a blanket, and even items from Josh’s grandparents and items from our wedding. I love re-purposing items from our wedding throughout our home. "The Burkes" Box is the card box we used at our wedding and the bible verse sign was decoration at our reception. When items have “a story”, it gives them more sentimental value and meaning to some of the items in a home.
Check out pictures and links below and let me know if you make a wreath:
Hook (for wreath on mirror): https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/hooks-and-screw-eyes/hooks/5360631?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI77-UzrHE5AIVgv_jBx1PHAzEEAQYBCABEgJTA_D_BwE
Grow Where You Are Planted Sign: Marshall's Peru, IL
Wicker Basket (similar): https://www.target.com/p/aseana-large-milk-crate-natural-11-x13-5-threshold-153/-/A-52761898
Sea Grass Candle: https://www.pier1.com/sea-grass-solid-pillar-candles-/PS143269.html?scid=scplpPS143269&sc_intid=PS143269&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&utm_campaign=google_pla&s_cid=pla0000003&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIncjXzq_E5AIVMf7jBx0cUALYEAQYBCABEgKkG_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Light Fixture: https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-ceiling-fans/indoor-lighting/pendants/patriot-lighting-reg-elegant-home-brooklyn-natural-iron-and-distressed-faux-wood-4-light-pendant/h792a/p-1519630498693.htm
Front Door Wreath: Greenery- https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decor-Pillows/Floral-Arrangements/Green-Foliage-Wreath/p/80865652