Tuesday, June 5, 2018

{ Cozy Summer Entryway Drop Zone Refresh.. }

You know those spaces that you just can't get right because of one little aspect that either isn't worked in correctly or because of light or BOTH?! Well, this space is BOTH of those, and I'm being daring showing you this space with both of those elements working against me...please be nice haha! So this front entrance of ours isn't super small, but it's not huge either..I do like that there is a separation from the kitchen & living room , BUT I despise that it's two levels { you walk up a step } & it's not centered!! For someone with OCD that is  a big NO ha. I also can't ever center anything with the drop zone organizer because of the ledge step-up...I came up with something the other day that kind of helps this space look more cohesive & I played around with it because it needed some love for summer..I mean it is the first space you see when you enter the house...Anyways come see this new bench & the front entrance refresh!!



I had a theme just like most of my posts..I wanted it to be super cottagey with tons of boxwood greenery, woods & some rustic black mixed in. The rustic black came from the sign & our front door because it needs to be painted SO BAD! I mean see how I made that work to my advantage...kinda ha!

This organizer isn't huge by any means but it's sturdy, was a free find { Pottery Barn } & just needed some chalk paint! Perfect for this little entryway of ours & we actually use it EVERYDAY! From keys, sweaters, sunglasses etc..We USE it, I promise ha..Even the glass mason jars have a purpose- loose change collectors!

The lantern is from @HomeGoods, planter is Rae Dunn, signs are both from Hobby Lobby, crocks are vintage finds, stool vintage thrift, hat is Gap & greenery is from all over.

My favorite part of this little entry is this new { old } bench!! My mom was out junking Memorial Day weekend & kindly surprised me with 3 little chippy different stools..Yay! This one was my favorite because of the color of the wood, size & it's wide for our "everyday" shoe basket & my backpack etc..It truly is a nice drop zone & for the larger items the closet is the right of the front door which is pretty big for storage!


" You can't be old and wise, if you are not young and crazy". I've featured this sign before, but it was one of our first purchases for our condo as 21 year old babies. I gave it a little rustic makeover since, but it's still one of our favs & so true!


I hope you guys liked this little drop area ours! Even spaces I don't care for the most I need to make cozy & functional for us & this is one of those spaces! It's fresh, clean & gets used which is the main thing. So no matter the size, budget or awkwardness of a space..make it work for you or your family & make it PRETTY!!! I promise it will make you love it even more!!

Happy Wednesday!
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