Entryway Update

This post is brought to you by my phone. Mobile blogging at its finest….completely with a quickie update to our entryway.

Our front door opens into our living room which makes defining each area difficult. We haven’t even been trying to define the entryway up to this point, honestly. It’s awkward and difficult and we are spending our time/money elsewhere.

As I was vacuuming the basement yesterday, I had a flash of inspiration. Why not use the unused bookshelf in the “office” as a shoe rack by the front door? It’s not a perfect solution but it gives us somewhere to drop our keys and shoes which is more than we had before.

I put the bookshelf in place last night then had another flash of inspiration. I have an oversized clock from our old living room that’s just hanging out in the furnace room. It might look good over the shoe rack. I tell ya. I’m just full of inspiration all the sudden.

So I hung the clock tonight. It’s not a perfectly styled nook, but it is so refreshing to have more functionality and a little beauty in the living room/entryway.





Look at the lilies! They are from my yard. Did you know day lilies came in more than orange and yellow? I didn’t. I hope I’m not stopping the flowering by clipping a few!


I’m loving my new entryway! Best of all…It didn’t cost a thing!


5 thoughts on “Entryway Update

  1. Elyse says:

    Personally, I think Jack adds the most to the update, but I love it all! Great ideas.

    The flowers are really pretty. Where were they growing? I don’t remember seeing them.

    • Emily says:

      Thanks! I didn’t think it was worth the hassle to try to keep him out of the picture. He’s quick now!

      The flowers are on the side of our garage. We never see them either! Dan came in from mowing and said, “hey, did you know we’ve got different colored lilies growing on the side of the garage?” We had no idea. 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Love it! You are so kind to make a new place for the removal of your shoes by none other than Jackson! He’ll enjoy it so much.

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