Yesterday, we walked through the entry and saw how it currently looks. Now for the fun part- how I would like to change it!
The entry is pretty functional as is- the only thing it could use is a hook for the dog leash. I don’t like to leave anything else down there-mail would just get forgotten and never looked at and I think it’s too small for coats and boots (which would clutter up the already small space any way). So that would be an easy change.
Mostly what it needs is personality! I want people to walk in the door and get an idea for what the rest of the house will look like. I think it would be fun to put in some molding and have wallpaper framed by the molding. I would like wallpaper with some metallic to bounce the light around a bit and a lighter color (again, it’s too dark in this little entry of mine and this would help lighten it up).
Sconces would also be perfect on either side of the mirror! There isn’t room on the table for two lamps (any additional accessories will get knocked over by the stroller), but I think sconces would help with light and make it feel more welcome. I would also like to update the accessories on the table. They are looking a little sad to me.
I would eventually like to re-do the floors. A hex marble would be lovely! I also have a dream of doing white penny tile with a black border and “hello” spelled out in black tile. How fun would that be?! And the perfect opportunity to learn to tile!
The biggest re-do that HAS to happen is fixing my DIY disaster of stairs. I need to strip the stairs of the polyurethane remove the wallpaper, re-paint the stairs, and add a cushy runner. Below is my Pinterest page for my entry so you can get a visual of what I am thinking:
Like I said yesterday, this is a higher priority project since they are incredibly ugly and are also a safety concern for when baby Don is ready to do some stair climbing (side note, we do have a gate* up at the top of the stairs. I just know that soon-ish he will be wanting to play on the stairs and learn how to climb them so I want to cushion them a bit.
If I was really dreaming, I’d admit that I would love to put in new lights. Maybe a chandelier? Or two matching ones? Could be fun!
So tell me, what is your entry like? Could you change anything on it so that it better serves you? What’s your favorite part?
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