Upon Entry

So I know that I've been really "stuck" on the kitchen the last month or so, and proudly so! Covered a lot of ground in there. One place in my house that has been bothering me for quite awhile now is my "entryway." Here is where there are serious disadvantages to a manufactured home. There is no entry way.  It's an abrupt thrust into the living space with zero definition or transitional space.

And it sucks.

I've tried to fake it with my couch and a bookshelf and a rug hidden behind the front door for soggy boots and such but it's never really worked. No where to take your boots off, set your bag down, deposit your coat. Just door open and BAM! living room.

It's almost a waste of space. I've been trying to come up with a few ways to make this a more functional area.

Here's a few inspirations that I have located:

I love the shelf! It offers hooks and decorative potential. The bench gives you somewhere easy to sit. Plus the big "N" is really awesome.

This one might make more sense. A cute mirror, a table, and a lamp. Easy and has way more function. Plus the lamp is good in terms of lighting since that end of the living area has zero lighting. Which is weird but  I also love how they used a big rug... that may be better then my small one in terms of traffic... hmmm...
This one might fit in better with the layout that I already have. I could use the ottoman that is acting as a coffee table and use it as sort of a bench thing... Definitely feeling the mirror. Perhaps I could frame out one of the old mirrors that came from my bathroom remodels. Oh DIY ideas! Yay!

I just really like this tree coat rack... I feel like I need it because it's a white tree... and it reminds me of the Lord of the Rings White Tree of Gondor... (oh yeah. I'm that nerdy.)

{source}So far I think I've got some really great ideas... I believe it is time to scour some thrift stores to get materials for a mirror and to find some sort of console table... The goal is to make this a functional space rather then a waste-o-space.


  1. I love your ideas! I can't wait to see what you end up doing! And this reminds me that I should probably work on my entry way too...Add it to my never-ending list!

  2. Oh, and did you change your word verification thing-y on the comments? It's different now and maybe I'm just stupid but it seriously takes me 3 attempts to type the words in correctly to leave a comment.

  3. hi meaghan, just found you via sam. no place to take boots off would not work in my house, with concrete man for a husband. :) we have a simple bench that our neighbor made us. I'm constantly using it too to put my field shoes on when I take the dog for a jaunt across the street. i'm in love with the tree coat rack too. very cool. so happy to have found you!


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