Entryway Inspiration

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When it comes to my entryway, I’ve been Pinterest-ing up ideas for a while now so overall I have a pretty good grasp of what I’d like. Some of my favorites include:

There’s a lot I like about this blogger’s entryway. I love the trim work, and I’ve always wanted to incorporate that into my entry. Plus the bench and greenery are adorable. The paint color also happens to be nearly the same if not the same as mine.


In this entryway, I love the dark painted door. They opted to go with the plank (aka shiplap) wall in white which adds visual interest. I am a fan of the mirror, which is our only accessory in the current entryway and I plan on keeping it.


This is another fresh and airy entryway that uses the board and batten trim work. I like the bench and storage and that a live plant is incorporated.


As part of my entryway project, I’d like to build a few pieces of furniture for my entryway. I’ve built a few items over the last year or so and really enjoyed it. For this project, in addition to DIYing the trimwork, I want to build a bench, console table, coat rack and possibly some shelving.

Of all these things, I think the console table will be my biggest challenge and most ambitious project yet.

This thing is massive, at 84 inches wide by 36 inches high. I’m planning on building it right where it’s going to be stationed in the house so I don’t have to move it (because I don’t think I’ll be able to). It’s technically a sideboard table, but I’m using it as an entry console. Most console tables are about 30 inches high and I think that is a little low for the space I’m putting it in. It’s inspired by a Restoration Hardware sideboard that retails for nearly $3,000. I’m planning to attempt to make this for about a tenth of that.

Although the paint in the sample is beautiful, I’m going to go with something in the gray or a wood stain that fits better with my decor.  I’ve never built doors or drawers on anything, so I’m not expecting it to be easy but the only way to know if you can do something is to try! Another benefit is that I’ll have storage for days in my entryway if I can pull this off.


The bench will probably be a slightly easier build, but I am thinking about something along these lines:

I may just size it down a bit to fit the space better, but I think the style will match up well with the sideboard. Plus, if I am able to add in some pillows or upholstery it would be ideal.


So, that’s a little peak inside my brain as far what I’m thinking for the entryway!

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