I hope you had a nice weekend full of relaxation and your favorite things! We had some much needed family time and checked a few things off our “house to-do list”. The priority this weekend was to jazz up our entry way a bit! Eventually we will do DIY wainscoting in the entry or board and batten but at 32 weeks pregnant and a very long to do list we just wanted to get some art on the walls, furniture, and decor in the space. And that is exactly what we accomplished!
Before we moved in, we knew we wanted to do a gallery wall with either a bench or table on the long wall when you enter. There aren’t a ton of walls downstairs because of all the windows, so I really wanted this wall to be put to good use! I shared our “front room” (post here) a few weeks ago and this wall is directly off that room. I had originally envisioned a long, low bench here with a gallery wall above it. However, once we were actually in the house it seemed like this wall was calling for a larger, taller piece of furniture.
I immediately knew the perfect table for the spot! I have had my eye on this table from World Market for what seems like forever. And I have to say with it being 65% off the weekend we grabbed it, it must have been meant to be, right!? Because this is the main hall of the house it needed to be pretty narrow, but also substantial enough to hold its own in the hall. I love its simplicity and rustic wood tones with the rest of the found furniture items in our home.
Once we put the table in the hall, it was time to hang the gallery wall! I started off thinking I was going to really add a lot of pieces to the wall, but as I was putting the gallery together I found myself craving simplicity. It’s amazing what a difference the additions of art and decor make to this little hall. Now, the entry feels welcoming and ties in the rustic farmhouse decor in the rest of the downstairs.
This is the view when you walk in from our front door. The entryway table and decor transitions so well into our living room and breakfast nook. I love that this is the first thing you see when you walk into our house, because it really reflects our style!
I am not sure why but I am loving symmetry right now! Maybe because we are in a new house with a third baby on the way and I am just craving some order and structure ;). I grabbed these tulip crates during a Magnolia Market sale a few months back not knowing for sure where they would end up. Once I started this gallery wall, I knew they would take center stage. We then layered these beautiful flower prints on top of the tulip crates. They give a light pop of color to the hall. I have had this chippy shelf and baluster for years and they are some of my most prized finds! I love that they are displayed front and center here. We simply added some greenery and a plaque to the shelf and called it complete! I may eventually add more to it, but for now I am loving the simplicity!
The top of the table has some pieces that I found recently, but they will eventually move once I find the right lamps for the top of the table! I am envisioning two glass lamps…now to track them down! Two of my favorite crocks with a collection of found spindles found a home in the bottom of this table, to tie in the vintage finds on the wall. We found this old freezer basket last weekend at the Old House Vintage Market and could not pass it up. I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it would fit in this table…and guess what?!? Perfect fit! I added these pillows for texture and color.
And this is the view from our garage entrance and mudroom. It is a slow process moving into a new house and making it your own, but I feel it coming together more and more everyday. Especially after productive weekends! I can’t wait to do more painting and wainscoting, but this is progress and progress is good!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Entry Table// World Market
Dough Bowl// Decor Steals
Flower Pictures, brooms// Local boutique
Stoneware & Crocks// Found
Old Freezer Wire Basket, locker basket, spindles// Old House Vintage Market Find
Architectural pieces, books// Found
Greenery// Hobby Lobby
Pillows// Local boutique
Tulip Crates// Magnolia Market
Rug// World Market