Below is the view from the threshold of the front door looking into the entry area. This is what anyone who comes to our door sees. Not super impressive. That closet straight ahead is unattractive but necessary. It holds all our winter gear, hats, purses, jackets, spare computer cords and cables, our ice cream maker, and vacuum, among other things. Converting it to something cute like this isn't really practical but I do love the idea of replacing the decrepit doors that are always coming off the track with something like this (I really love the idea of sliding barn doors too, but I'm not sure the space would accommodate them).
If you look to your left you see this (fingerprinty mirror):
If you look to your right you see this:
Because of the problems we've had the last couple of winters with the melted snow and salt puddling in the entryway (despite our efforts to provide a boot tray for visitors and family), I'd like to eventually replace the flooring with something more durable. I'm really in love with slate tile at the moment, but we'll see.
As you exit the front entry this is your view into the rest of the house:
Okay, now turn back around slightly less than 180 degrees:
So hopefully that kind of orients you a little. Here are a couple more pictures from another angle standing inside the entry way.
|Detail of the console table.|
buffalo check. Are you surprised?
So, here's the breakdown of changes I'd like to eventually make:
--Remove sandpaper textured paneling and replace with shiplap or drywall
--Replace tiny window with large multi-paned window
--Remove dropped ceiling and replace with dry wall
--Replace front door
--Replace closet doors
--Lay slate tile
--Replace light fixture
--Cushion for the bench
I figure it will probably take at least 10 to 15 years (or more!) to get all of these projects done and realistically some of them may never happen. We just have to do little bits at a time due to our budget constraints. Also my husband has absent-minded professor syndrome (we suspect ADHD) and a very busy work schedule during the school year and I'm not very handy when it comes to things like drywalling. And then there's the whole thing about sending our oldest off to college in the fall so that will definitely put a kink in the renovation budget as well, but we'll figure it out.
I like this little room. I think it's pretty cute and although I have listed all these changes I want to make, I'm happy with it as is for the time being.
So, what do you think? Do you have any great idea or inspiration for this space. Please share your thoughts.