Entering Our Abode

Our little entry way is one of my favorite things about the new house. We usually have it closed for energy efficiency, but I think it is so sweet and quaint. I can’t wait until summer when we can leave the front door open, and Malcolm can hang out and watch the neighbors coming by. That poor kitty is getting cabin fever. Now that the days are getting longer, the poor bugger has been crying for us to open the windows. A few more months, my man. Here is a snapshot of the entry. It’s a nice place to put coats and all that jazz – definitely an upgrade from the last house!

Front Entry: Progress
Front Entry: Progress

For reference, here is what it looked like on move-in day.

Foyer - Before
Foyer – Before

Most of this art has been added over the years from etsy (thanks, Mom!). I usually put 1-2 esty finds on my christmas list and my Mom always gets me at least one in a nice frame. She’s awesome. Here is a close-up of some of the art in the entry. I am totally digging this cookie press of Shakespeare. Saw him for 3 dolla billz at Treasure Mart and picked him up stat! Also found this great map of Rome for $9 on etsy. Never been to Rome, but I gotta soft spot for maps. I imagine I would also have a soft spot for Rome. Another day and another dollar my friend. I actually found the frame for free in someone’s front yard. It was in good shape, so I popped in the new print and voila! Cheap art!

Etsy Art - Front Entry
Etsy Art – Front Entry

On the other side of the door, we’ve got this sweet mosiac print of a kitty (we are fond of kitties around here), and a bicycle print (we are also fond of bicycles). I don’t think I would want to commute into work on this particular bicycle, but still a rockin’ little print to hang out below the cat. Both of these were gifted from my Mom. The top frame is even made from recycled wood – kohl’s sells them I think. I like that it looks a bit more grainy. Adds some texture that you are often missing on a brand spanking new, mass produced frame. Not that this one wasn’t mass produced though if we’re being honest, I mean, it is from kohl’s! 😉 Can’t win em all.

Entry Way Art
Entry Way Art

Here is the light we selected for the space. It’s a small little drum light that has two layers, with a linen exterior. Totally love how it looks! Adds some sophistication to the entry and ties the space together nicely.

Progress Lighting
Progress Lighting

We spray painted the front hardware Oil Rubbed Bronze in order to have it match the hardware on the door. MUCH better than the bling bling gold we had going on when we moved in, let me tell ya! Still not exactly what I would pick out – but for now – it will do just fine. The trim on all the doors in Benjamin Moore, Simply White.

Front Door Hardware
Front Door Hardware

Here is a look at the entry area from our Living Room. It has a glass door, which is awesome since we are able to close this area off and keep the house a little better insulated throughout the winter. The door itself still needs some attention (paint on the glass from previous owners). Once we work on the door and add a small rug, this space will be well on it’s way.  Entry From Living Area

4 thoughts on “Entering Our Abode

    1. He, he! I would LOVE to help decorate 🙂 Plus, I’ll do it in exchange for your lovely company 🙂 Erin’s looking to buy an abode right now in Florida, and I can’t wait to go down and go house hunting. *Living vicariously through others*

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