Sunday, January 20, 2013

Entryway tour

I received a lot of requests after I posted a peek at my apartment to do more posts, so I thought it'd be fun to do a post on each area of the apartment. Honestly, we can't do much here. We're really limited on what we can decorate and put on the walls. I'll never truly feel like we can make it our own, but we definitely tried with each room. I'm excited to buy a house in the near future and just pour our hearts into it, but until then... we're happy here! It's a way old historic house, so everything is dusty all the time but I really love it's charm.


One of the first rooms we "fixed up" was our entryway. I knew I wanted a place to hang coats, and sit down to put on shoes... so a coat rack and a bench were my main priorities. We had this old piece of wood sitting outside for forever that we tried to turn into a bench... it was horrible! I'm the worst at anything DIY. But I saw some cute knobs at Anthropologie, so I thought hm... that'd be easy. So Eric drilled holes into it, and screwed the knobs in. Really easy coat-hanger! We just screwed it into the wall. The bench was an easy buy from IKEA.


We also have a mail slot, and mail was always falling on the floor so we attached a basket to catch that. Thanks "Take this Waltz" for the inspiration. I love it. I also put up a little chalkboard piece to write little notes! We also don't have much outdoor storage in our place, so I'm storing my scooter in here for winter. I can't wait until I can get that out again and ride! The entryway is more of a practical space, but I'm glad we were able to make it look a little bit more fun and us! I'll be posting on our other rooms in the coming months. Have a good rest of your weekend. xo



Apartment details:
T.J. Maxx rug
IKEA frames
IKEA basket
DIY coat-rack with Anthropologie knobs

53 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it! It has a certain rustic charm that is just lovely.

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  2. Oh so pretty! You have such great taste in decor, lady! I love it all from the scooter to the dog!

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  3. Love it so much!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I absolutely love it! You've really put a lot of personality into it, especially considering how small the space is and the limits you have! I especially love the maps.

    xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  5. this is so darling and cozy! i love the vintage feel of it all. And i love the mail slot idea! that movie was a good one :)

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  6. It's so difficult to make somewhere feel like your own when you're limited on what you can decorate, but even you hall looks so cosy! I look forward to seeing what you've done with the rest of your place!
    Jodie xx | Future Freaks Me

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  7. This is beautiful. Love it.
    Katie x
    Www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the feel of these, lived-in and warm but also super cute and charming. I love the sea-side feel.


    http://www.thecharleygirl.com

    xo

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  9. I follow you on your blog since few time now, and i realy like your picture who are realy stylish and your outfit also. anyway i love those picture !!





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  10. AH! The mail slot is so cool!!! I love your entryway--so cozy and cute :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com

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  11. I love it so much! The rack with the maps on top are awesome. I can't wait to see more.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  12. I love a good house tour. I started doing it a while back but (get real) the house is never clean enough! Your entryway is DIVINE! xoxo

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  13. All of this belongs *in* an Anthropologie magazine. Renting definitely isn't the same as owning, but so far it seems like you've done beautifully in making this place a home!

    I'm always tempted to get some of those cute knobs at Anthro, so now you've really got me intrigued. ;)

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  14. love! was totally gona ask if you've seen that movie..weird! haha

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  15. I made a hanger like that recently with an old piece of wood and some cute knobs - I use it for necklaces, though.

    Love the maps!

    2ndhand Knowledge

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  16. I absolutely love the A LAce Proposal Outer...I have been drooling over that piece for awhile!!

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  17. The entrance to a home makes the first statement for the home and I love how relaxed and querky your entrance is! The chalkboard note near the front door is a brilliant idea, I cant wait to see more of home x

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  18. Oh, this is the cutest entry way I think I've ever seen! I love how your scooter almost becomes a statement piece and fits perfectly with all your decor. :)

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  19. By far the cutest entry way I've ever seen. I love how you took the small space and made the most out of it!

    -Courtney

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  20. such a homey, inviting place! love everything about your apt, friend. :)

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  21. I love the colour scheme and your cute little moped!

    -Lindsey

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  22. Love this space! And that's a great idea for the basket under the mail slot!

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  23. OMG DUDE!!! I am in love! Your entryway is my dream home! How perfect! Can I just sleep and live there!?!? You wont even notice me swear! LOL! Totally joking...sorta!

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  24. Tieka! I love your entryway. You have such a cute taste! I can't wait to decorate my future house or apartment.
    Leah
    http://e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this little nook! Really hoping we have an entryway in our next place! will have to keep ikea in mind for a bench. Cute hooks!

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  26. i LOVE the maps! What a great idea!

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  27. i'd love to see more of your house. so far it's so, so pretty.

    http://imeowlife.blogspot.ro

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  28. I adore your coat rack that you DIYed! It's so lovely!

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  29. There's something really British about the colours and rustic ruralness of this Tieka! It's looking lovely. I just bought a new map with stickers to show everywhere in the world I have been, in the hope I will still have it when I'm old and wrinkly and it will be covered in stickers and memories x

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  30. I'm excited to see more of your homes. This entryway is very cute. I especially liked the framed maps.

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  31. Your apartment is so cute! I love the rustic vibe. The coat rack is amazing. xo Jenna
    http://www.circusofcakes.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the entryway! I live in a super-basic townhouse with the worst layout, so I don't have an entryway at all. I'm hoping the next place I move to has a bit more charm and personality to it like your new place!

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  33. Those maps look awesome!

    Aron
    www.hitherandthither.net

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  34. Your blog is so cute! Oh, and your entry way is so similar to mine! Thank you for posting this, I've been looking for inspiration to make it pretty! Now I do! I saw the same little basket in Take this Waltz and I thought, Wow that's so obvious and cute! Gotta do it! :) I'll post the improvements on my blog as well :)

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  35. Oh, it's so cute! It's always hard to decorate rental/restricted spaces (we can't do much to ours, either) but I'm so inspired by what you've done to make my new house look a little more personality-full!

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  36. I love the diy coat rack - so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  37. love this!

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  38. Your scooter with the basket is so cute! I think its's always so hard to make coloured walls work, but you've made the area really match it, it looks so cosy and warm as you come into the house!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

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  39. Just perfect, with so much character! Can't wait to see the rest of the place :)
    xo TJ

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  40. this is pretty-rustic-perfect! would love to see more of your place, I'm so interested in seeing how other people decorate their homes:)

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  41. I love how vintage your entry way looks. After reading this post, I am extremely excited to spruce up my future home!

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  42. looks so pretty! and i am in love with your scooter.
    xo, cheyenne

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  43. So nice! I love the framed maps.

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  44. that first photo is one of my favorites!!!! i love the red. and i love your style.
    -kellie

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  45. adorable!

    Sarah=)

    www.etsy.com/shop/owleyevintage

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