A Crafted Passion

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Entryway Makeover
We have officially been in our home for one month and I could not be happier!! This past weekend we threw our official open house so the last few weeks have been spent with every waking moment (when not at work) getting things ready and crafting away. So fun!! I think out of all the projects I have done over the past month since we got keys, my favorite was our entryway.I had big dreams for the entryway but really wanted to keep it simple, clean, and timeless. Something that could last for many years. Here is what I came up with!


Last week we were driving home from a weekend out of town and on the way past Goodwill I decided to just stop in to look for an entry table and seriously, I could not have picked it more perfectly!! $15, a quick coat of spray paint, and perfection! Entry table post to come but long story short, the table did not have a shelf when we bought it so I batted my eyelashes and asked mr g if he could work some magic…and voila! Now we have a nice little storage spot for our shoes and my purse.

We found this bronze mirror at Ross but decided it didn’t quite fit the look we were going for, so a quick spray paint with blue and we were good to go with a mirror that fit our area perfectly.

For each room/area in our home we have chosen one pop color so obviously we chose aqua for the entryway and wanted things to match. I found the wicker basket at Joann’s Fabric for 50% off and spray painted it to match the frame. Now we have somewhere to store dog leashes and keys and we have no excuse to lose keys now. It also helps to strategically cover a 2×3 area on top of the table where the veneer has come up. The vase I found at Target in the clearance section and matches perfectly with our gray and blue theme goin’ on.

 
We had planned on having a lamp on the table but that idea quickly got squashed when we realized there is no outlet on the wall. And since I have a terrible history of killing plants, we decided going with something non-living was a much better idea. Thankfully, found these awesome decorative sticks at Ross and cut them down to fit in our space.

The last final touch I added the morning of our open house was to cut out some vinyl that says welcome using my Silhouette Cameo and using some simple black vinyl I had laying around. I think it adds a nice little typographic touch and since mr g is a graphic designer I think it was most definitely necessary.

Now when someone comes over, the first thing they see is our lovely entry way and get a little glimpse into what I hope the rest of my whole house will one day look like.

Blue basket / Joann Fabric $4
Table / Goodwill $15
Decorative Sticks / Ross Dress for Less $6
Mirror / Ross Dress for Less $25
Shoe basket / Joann Fabric $8 
Vase / Target $12

Best compliment received at our open house? “Your house looks straight out of HGTV!” Win!!

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