I think I have a new favorite room in my house, and it’s not even a room. It’s just my entryway. Not just my entryway, I suppose. It’s my brand new planked wall entryway!
I’m going to brag here for a minute. As I sat editing these photos, I couldn’t believe how amazing this space turned out. Then I reminded myself: Aimee, you took these pictures while the twins were sleeping, after you spent 30 minutes picking up clutter and washing the floor. As soon as the twins wake up, R will proceed to dump the basket of shoes everywhere and Miss B will take that pillow and drag it around the house for 30 minutes.
But for now, I will enjoy my new space and share with you how it all came together.
I started with my new planked wall
check out the tutorial here.
And then I started looking for benches… and thought I was going to lose my mind. This is a small entry, so I needed an equally small bench. And, in following with my “toddlers can’t be trusted with nice things” home decor theme, it needed to be cheap. I just could. Not. Find. Anything.
And then I went to Ikea. Of course! Ikea! I found a TV stand that was just the perfect size. Oh, and it was $15.00!
I took the bench home and introduced it to the twins. It was perfect! Now they can hop on the bench to put on their shoes. And they are getting pretty skilled at putting on their shoes all by themselves. R was so excited. He kept sliding back and forth across the bench.
He was less thrilled to share his space with sister.
I completed the space with a rug, baskets, succulents, and some DIY artwork. Here’s my source list:
- Bench – Ikea Lack TV Unit
- Round basket, rug, and pillow – Home Goods
- Square baskets – Target
- Succulents – Joann Fabrics
- Wall art – a DIY project for a guest post over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. Go check it out and see how I transformed scrap wood into wall art!
I’m also really enjoying this whole navy home decor color. I mean, half my wardrobe is navy. Why wouldn’t I want to incorporate it into my home?
I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do… until the twins wake up and rearrange for me.
I’m linking up at these great parties!
Anne in IN says
It’s beautiful and practical! I love the navy and whites, too.
Right? I swear, I was meant to live by the ocean… I just can’t stay away from nautical themed stuff.
Letisha Perry says
What a fresh change! Feel free to brag, it all turned out beautiful. I just love the little hooks and the height is just perfect.
Thanks so much Letisha!
Looks amazing!! Love the planked wall!!
Thanks for stopping by Alli!
Stephanie R says
I love how this turned out. Its amazing how some planks can really change a space.
Thanks Stephanie. I am so enjoying this plank wall trend!
Maggie@ Polka Dots in the Country says
Hey, stopping by from the motivational Monday link party!
I am in love with your new entry way! That plank wall is amazing, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for clicking over Maggie. Have a great day!
This is simply GORGEOUS! What a perfect little drop zone and your styling is fantastic – it looks like it came straight out of a magazine!
Thanks for the sweet compliment, Erica. I’m glad you like it.
Love it! Looks fantastic. All your hard work paid off and makes the space look so much more inviting. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Amy. Have a fantastic day!
Aurie Jenkins says
I LOVE THIS!! You did a great job and it looks beautiful. We are renting right now and are buying when our lease is up. I totally want a plank wall somewhere in my house. Yours turned out spectacular.
Thanks so much Aurie. Good luck with the house hunt!
Diane Weeks says
You did a beautiful job! I can see why it’s a favourite spot. I recognize those hooks. I have the same for a shaker shelf I made. Have a great week! Diane
Thanks Diane! I love the hooks. They’re perfectly simple.
CD Loken says
Oh my goodness, Aimee-I just love the plank wall-and who would have known that cute little bench was a TV stand!! Great find! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! I’m definitely pinning to our favorites board!!
Thanks so much for the kind words and for sharing!
En estado de Rachel says
Beautiful hall and very nice colors!
Thanks so much, Rachel!
Love the planked wall! It makes the space so interesting and adds so much character to the space. Great job!
Amanda Rinehart says
OMGOSH girl, I LOVE IT!!!! I am seriously brainstorming where I could put plank wall in my house now. haha! Looks sooooo good! 😀
Thanks so much Amanda! I’m so glad I went for it.
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness says
I love how this turned out, Aimee! It totally livens up what could be an otherwise boring wall. And I love that clever IKEA bench! Thanks for linking up with us at Motivational Monday! I’m featuring this reveal tonight at our party. 🙂 Hope your weekend has been great!
Thanks for the feature Amanda! I’m skipping link ups this week (huge law school paper due Friday) but I’ll be back at it next week!
This is absolutely beautiful! I love the planked wall and all the things you bought to decorate. What a great space! Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday. I hope join us again this week 🙂
Thanks so much Melanie!
Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie says
I love everything about this entry! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing this great project at The Pin Junkie. It’s being featured at this week’s party and pinned!
Thanks for feature, Bonnie. I can’t wait to stop by.