Thursday, August 25, 2011

entryway solutions

Something that has been on the back burner for a while is a little wall of mine at the entryway.  I don't want art work there, because the front door could (in theory) slam into it. I'd rather not have something sitting on the floor, and whatever I do decide to have there I want it to serve a purpose. A mirror with coat hooks sounds like the best option at the moment. I could always benefit from one more quick check in the mirror before leaving the house, and guests could hang their coat and purse upon arrival.  I'd really like a mirror with little drawers in it, too.  Would that be a bit much to ask?

Pottery barn (of course) has their version of my solution:

 I found this adorable piece on etsy. I thought the jars with flowers in it was a darling little touch.
Mirror - Coat Rack - Key Rack - Jar Vases - 20" x 20"
Mirror - Coat Rack - Key Rack - Jar Vases - 20" x 20"Mirror - Coat Rack - Key Rack - Jar Vases - 20" x 20"Mirror - Coat Rack - Key Rack - Jar Vases - 20" x 20"

Martha Stewart showed this idea of using shutters to organize the entryway. I picked up a red shutter at my favorite place last week-- Campus Craft and Floral-- and now I'm wondering if I should have purchased another one. hmmm.

This is one of those times when I really wish I was amazing with saws and drills and wood. I guess I should have paid more attention in my woodworking class I took a few years ago at the local community college. I was expecting number two and had been out of college for enough time that taking a class actually sounded fun.  I signed up for a painting class but it ended up getting canceled so I signed up for woodworking on a whim. I learned a few things, but never got very proficient with the table saws. Bummer.

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