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For me, one of the hardest parts about building things is deciding on a finish… so many options! Paint or stain? Dark or light? So it should come as no surprise that I’m really hung up on trying to figure out what rug to put in the entryway! I thought I had it decided, but every time I go to actually order it, I pause.

I recently built a bookshelf for my sister, Megan. She was moving into a new apartment and wasn’t going to have built-in shelves like her previous apartment, so she was in need of a bookshelf. I was eager to work on a new project, so I offered to build one.

I accomplished my first task of updating the entryway this past weekend! I painted all my downstairs doors a very dark gray.

When taking on each space of my home, I decided it made sense to come up with a budget and list of my estimated projects. Here’s my estimated budget for my entryway: DIY These are pieces I want to add to the entry that I plan to build or DIY myself. Coat rack $40 Bench […]

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. […]

The first part of my home I will be updating is… my entryway! It seemed a logical starting point and is currently a blank canvas.

I love my home. It may not be super fancy, elaborate or have much character (yet) but it’s the first home I’ve owned and my son and I have lived in it for more than six years now. I’m the type of person who has a large amount of sentimental attachment to a house, so I have many great memories associated with this home already.

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