It’s that time of the year that we start organizing, cleaning, and sorting our house out. I have big-big plans on our to-do list this year. One because I’m so behind on all the things we planned to do in the past. The second and most important reason is that I really need to fall in love with my space again. It will be eight years since we purchased our home, and I’ve had the itch to move since I got pregnant with our third five years ago. The space was not what I felt was necessary to raise a growing family. It was getting smaller and smaller as they grew taller and taller. Even still sometimes what we feel is necessary and what GOD knows is needed are two different things.
And with that being said until it’s time to move I will begin loving and enjoying the space we are in now, and make every effort to create the most comfortable and beautiful space for us to enjoy today!
I’m challenging myself to complete one project each and every weekend. This past weekend I decided to work on our entry way. Just a little sprucing and organizing is all I had in mind. I went thrifting found a nice sturdy frame. Spray painted that frame silver, along with the light switch cover. Picked up these cool wood finishing wipes. You can get different finishes here, but I used the Dark Mahogany to match the shoe storage. Using the wipes I stained this wooden H, and an unfinished chalk board I purchased from the craft store months ago. I also had this thrifted rack that I knew would work well as a mail and key holder. Other than that I added a plant, wiped down the walls (which was much needed), and painted and covered the hole where I removed an old alarm panel.
We had this shoe storage from Wayfair for over a year. Started throwing our shoes on it and didn’t think much about it. It’s turned out to be a great way to get those shoes off as soon as we walk-in trading them for the house slippers and keeping those floors clean at the same time. It’s a convenient and attractive way to keep things organized at our small entryway. The bench didn’t do much for the space but with the few touches added it looked like a new piece of furniture! Storage bench here.
Check out the before and after’s.
This only took me a few hours.
The majority of the time was waiting for the spay paint and wood stain to dry.
I feel like I can have my entire space done in a few months doing a weekly makeover. Not sure what we’re doing this weekend. I want to changed out all the interior doors but I’ve been on Pinterest and I’ve seen a lot of cool ways to refurbish old boring doors, with wood pieces, and paint, and some new hardware. That may be the way we go for a more economical updates.
Do you have any plans for spring cleaning?
Get the storage bench here.
Get those cool finishing wipes here.
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