I have always loved mudrooms and foyers. I’ve dreamt of cubbies, planked walls, reclaimed barn wood shelves and farmhouse sinks…all in a mudroom.
But, such spaces aren’t to be in a small house with a small foyer. However, just having a designated entryway is huge to me. I mean, a place that is designed to store coats, shoes, dog leashes, and treats…yes please!
The picture above was where we started two years ago.
After the first wave of renovation and the first round of paint, we had a yellow door and a teal mirror. And I loved it. But as I began decorating the rest of the house, I realized that I am more drawn to neutrals. The yellow and teal were just too much color for me anymore.
I made some small changes this weekend and I am in love, once again!
The previously yellow door is now Sherwin Williams Grey Shingle (SW 7670) . It’s a few shades darker than the walls – – Sherwin Williams Big Chill (SW 7648).
I picked up this small chalkboard at Home Goods for $12. I added some hooks to the bottom so now we have a place to hang keys and keep wallets.
Another small house problem is shoes…I really dislike shoes near the door. If you have a bigger house, this may not bother you as much. But when you’re dealing with small spaces, any extra clutter is super annoying! I bought this little basket at Target to hold the shoes that we wear on a daily basis…flip flops, Crocs.
Another simple, yet huge, change was spray painting the mirror black. It is so much more subtle now. At some point I still think I would love a more organic mirror there, but I’m very happy with this look.
The mirror, iron railing and schoolhouse light fixture go so well together.
I’m amazed I didn’t do this earlier!
Have you ever searched for flush mount ceiling lights? It can be a tough search. I found this Rudimentary Schoolhouse Flush Mount Light from Barn Light Electric. It fits my low ceiling height and adds the character I love.
I’ve been making some other changes in the hallway, too. I’ll hopefully get that finished this week so I can share it with you all. Thanks for stopping by!
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