I’m so excited to share with you today that our make-shift farmhouse entryway is being featured in a magazine! Hitting newsstands today is the spring issue of Country Women Magazine, where our entryway is featured. As fun as it is to see things online, there is something different about being able to hold it in your hands. I’ve always been one who feels no matter how much I love Pinterest, there is nothing that beats sitting down and thumbing through a magazine.
It’s nice to be able to put technology aside, and refresh with a little hand held inspiration. In this edition, they have an entire article all about “Easy Fixes for Small Entryways”. The article features 3 other talented bloggers, which I’m sure you will recognize, and the entryway I created in our kitchen to help eliminate that lovely pile of shoes that would always seem to appear next to our front door.
When we first moved in, we placed a floating island here that was from our old apartment. After a few months, we really had no need for the island, and it certainly did not serve our needs. You can see the before and after of this space in my 4-Year Re-cap, but realizing the island wasn’t suiting our needs was the biggest obstacle to overcome. Sometimes it’s hard to get rid of items that aren’t really working for us, and it limits us in our functionality and organization of our space. You see with the free standing island here, I had no place to put shoes, so they just piled up by the door, and I had no place for my kids to sit so I could help them tie their shoes. After narrowing down what my true needs were, and how it would make my life easier, I finally came to terms with selling that piece of furniture, so that we could have something that functioned better for our families needs. We don’t have a designated mud room, so incorporating functionality into your space works best when you sprinkle it with decor. Hanging things on the wall, adding some throw pillows, and a fresh flowers from our yard, make our bench and storage area feel more like they are designed into the space, instead of an after thought.
I hope you’ll keep your eyes out for the magazine on stands, there is an amazing recipe for lemon chiffon cake in the back, and I can’t wait to try it!!
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