Entryway reveal

Back in February I shared Phase 1 of our new entryway design.  The design was based on The Samantha Entryway Collection from Pottery Barn.  After finishing phase 1, which consisted of the construction of the bench and wall paneling, we moved on to finishing the deal with a shelf, coat rack and cushion.

My husband built the shelf out of MDF scraps left over from the bench.  We measured and cut the wood to length and then used large clamps to glue and nail the pieces together.  We used a jigsaw to cut a curve detail on the side, giving it a more polished look.

After the wood glue dried, we gave it a quick sanding and painted it the same color as the bench.

We wanted the shelf to be sturdy enough to hold several coats so we screwed it right into the wall and puttied and painted over the screw holes.

I found three Question Mark Hooks on sale from Anthropologie for $7.95 each.  I couldn’t find them in a color I liked so I sprayed them with a dark metallic spray paint to match the hardware on our front door.  Once the shelf was secured to the wall, we screwed in the hooks.

Coat Rack
We’ve had an old coat rack that has been gathering dust in the basement for the last two years and thought we could breathe some new life into it.

I painted it the same color as the shelf and bench and bought four new hooks from the Home Depot.  To tie all the entryway pieces together, I sprayed the hooks the same metallic color as the hooks on the shelf.

Bench Cushion 
I am not a sewer so I  created the bench cushion as an upholstery piece.  I cut a piece of plywood the same size as the top of the bench.  From there, I used my favorite headboard upholstering technique and wrapped it in foam and fabric and stapled into place on the back of the plywood.

Money saving tricks: Buy the mattress foam pads from Target which are a fraction of the price of getting foam at the fabric store.  Purchase an inexpensive table cloth for the bench fabric, it wipes up easy and is much cheaper than the fabric store.   I found this one at Target for under $20.

Final Product
So with all of the pieces complete and put together, here is our new entryway.  We couldn’t be happier with the final product!



5 thoughts on “Entryway reveal

  1. LOVE everything you guys are doing! We are thinking and praying for you guys in these next couple weeks! Can’t WAIT to hear about your new bundle of joy…soon to come! Hope you are feeling as wonderful as possible!

  2. Pingback: A Quick Tour of our Living Room | The Suburban Urbanist

  3. Whoa! Someone’s good at chipping if they can do it in front of your bay window! Love your style! Do you have an instagram account?

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