Thursday, February 13, 2014

Entryway Revamp in Progress + {Serve the Lord Art Print}

First of all, I'm so thankful that this darling boy's bright eyes and happy smile are back! It's been a long week caring for and worrying about a very sick little boy with rsv/bronchiolitis. He's eating, drinking and playing for the first time since Sunday!

Since I've spent A LOT of time at home recently, I just couldn't help playing with one of my new designs to see what it looks like in our family room. (Yep, that's the room in the picture above!)

We're currently in the process of revamping our entryway into the family room. The lack of a coat closet, mud room or entry from our attached garage into the house has been the biggest downside to our lovely house, which we've owned for the last year and a half.

That means that our family room is in a constant state of of disarray — especially this time of year — with coats, gloves, hats, bags, socks, shoes, boots, snow, salt, dirt... everywhere. Yep, it drives me crazy. I'm constantly reminding my 3-year-old to take his shoes off before he gets too far into the house. Coats just get tossed into a big pile behind the door or over the back of the couch. They stay there until I collect them and bring them into another room where they are either hung on the back of a door, or my favorite…draped on the backs of all the chairs in our dining room!! Can anybody else relate??

Did I mention that every time I would set my diaper bag on the floor inside the door and walk away to take care of a child, our dog would find the food in it and have a 2nd or 3rd lunch? If only I had a place to hang the bag...

So...I spent some time looking for ideas on Pinterest and really wanted to "do it right" and have something built with wainscoting, hooks, shelves, cabinets that hide all the clutter, etc. But with a budget and so many other projects on the list – and mostly my urgency to just have somewhere to hang things – we opted for a nice looking coat tree from Home Decorators, which happened to be on sale with free shipping, and I love it! Although three hooks just aren't enough, so I picture adding board and batten wainscoting and hooks on the wall behind it at some point. (Maybe something the boys can reach too.)  Add to it a much needed new rug and a new boot tray on order — it's slowly starting to come together!

I love the little drawers, which work well now for little boots, gloves, hats, etc. We even stick our snow pants in there once they are dry. Some baskets are needed for the shelf and something pretty 
for the top...?? Hello Marshalls/HomeGoods!
Since there was already a nail on the wall in the perfect spot,  I decided to see what my new
{Serve the Lord} Art Print would look like in a larger size (11x14) next to the coat tree. I'm dying to get out to the store (5 days of going nowhere except the doctor's office is too much!) to find a new frame, but other than that, I'm kind of loving it! What better place for this verse than right inside your front door?!

Here it is without the glass so there isn't as much glare. 
(Oh yeah, my print did get a bit crumpled in the mayhem that is my house these days. 
I just didn't take the time to print a new one just yet.)

And yes, those are paint swatches below the frame. My lovely interior designer friend helped me pick some paint colors to try out in another room in my house, but I'm thinking I want to use one of them in this room too. (Benjamin Moore Alaskan Husky and Revere Pewter)

And just to compare, here's what it used to look like. Definitely an improvement over this!

Several of you have mentioned to me that they want Joshua 24:15 print, so it's been on my list, but, honestly, I designed this one for me! These are my colors – the ones that make me happy! But if you love it too, it's available here as an 8x10. (Want it larger? Let me know!) Or, if you know what colors make YOU happy, I'd love to customize one just for you!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!



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