Happy New Year!! I feel like I have been MIA. The holidays just plum wore me out! With that being said, Christmas was joyful and full of love, thankfulness, and gratitude. I hope you were all able to enjoy the holidays. I know they can be a painful reminder, a lonely time, and maybe just plain overwhelming. Sending you all warm wishes to make 2017 anything and everything YOU want it to be. I am thankful for your visits and support, and it is my goal to bring you more inspiration this year. I have some fun collaborations, and fun projects coming up that are super budget friendly and simple! Can’t wait to share them with you this year <3
Before I dive into the real purpose of this post, I would like to introduce to you the newest member of the Knake family.
Meet Wrigley Oliver <3
He’s a Mini Australian Shepard, and has filled our hearts to the brim. March 2017 will be 2 years since losing our Josi Lynn. I admit a huge void has been filled with the patter of new paws. We suprised the girls for Christmas 😉 and it’s a good thing we didn’t announce our plans for a family gift until the day of, because they had us figured out 😀
I can hear your “awe….” 🙂
So, my entryway is seriously a thorn in my side. Truth be told, we have little to no entryway into our home. I am old school and would actually love a separate entrance, like another room.. I absolutely LOVE this inspiration.
But! As my father in law always says, “You got your wants, and you got your needs…” And among many other wants, this is definitely not a NEED. So, on to the challenge of styling a small entryway, with the hopes of making it purposeful and charming. I should add that this space once occupied a curio cabinet, and then the small hutch now in our kitchen.
Last spring, my mom gave me this small bench, and it turned out to be perfect size for this space. It was painted hunter green, so I brightened it up with a mixture of white and pale turquoise, and giving it a white wash effect. I found some fun items to hang on the wall, thus creating a quaint entry.
It’s been fun making small changes for each holiday, too.
With the new year, comes the desire to refresh spaces. Having a pup in the house again quickly reminded me of how nice it was NOT having a pup in the house… haha. We are crate training Wrigley, and it is a piece of furniture in itself. It cramped our bedroom style a little, so I played switch-a-roo with a few items, creating more space in the bedroom. I’ll share that change in a later post. This is what I came up with for the entry way, refreshed a bit.
I actually saw the idea of using crates in your entry on Pinterest. Besides purchasing this crate during the holidays, I just shopped my home. To me, there is nothing better than using what you already have. Giving new purpose to an item brings new life to the space you are styling.
I knew it was missing something still, and while sipping my morning coffee, I happened to gaze upon another crate I had on top of my hutch! SCORE!!
Finding items to fill the nooks has been the most fun 🙂 So tell me, do any of you have the same dilemma I am sharing? I would love to know how you style your small entry way!
These next two photos are of two friend’s of mine who also have small entryways. Even though they are small, they have so much character, and provide tons of styling inspo!
So this just goes to show that any space no matter the size can still be charming and purposeful at the same time! I love the challenge this created, and the fresh new look. Let me know your thoughts.
Friends, I know I have said this before, but thank you so much for following along on this amazing journey. My top post for 2016 was: Create a Cozy, Lodge Style Christmas Bedroom with more than 9,000 visits!! I was blown away, and so very grateful I was able to inspire so many people <3 If you haven’t already, I would love for you to subscribe to my blog. Let me know any questions you may have, I am always ready to chat! Most items featured are linked for you to shop!
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