Next up to share with you in our home renovation adventures is the entryway. Formerly, there sat a simple, sad knee wall separating the entryway from the living room. No storage or functionality, really. I'm glad *something* was there to define the spaces, but why not make it beautiful and useful? It's the first thing people see when they come into our home, so let's make it good. Here is a "before" picture of the late knee wall:
It got torn down in a blink and a bigger one was framed out that is chunkier and will house bookshelf storage and a substantial column. Here is a picture of me looking like I know what I'm talking about:
And to add some symmetry, we're adding mouldings to the opposite wall that will have hooks for coats and backpacks. Here's a shot of that in the works:
While we're at it, we're replacing that yicky decorative iron screen door that makes you feel like you're in jail (see pics above). And on the tiny front porch that greets you, we're taking out a similar scroll-y iron post situation and replacing it with a column that mimics the entryway column. The idea is that when you walk up to the house, you'll see a white two-tiered column, easily open a non-jail-like, non-screeching screen door and walk into an entryway with similar aesthetics to give you a warm, coherent welcome. I hope it works!
Below was the inspiration board I put together to show what I was dreaming about with this project. You can see the idea of bookshelves and columns, the wall with mouldings and some pretty things I'll add to make it homey and human. I think it's gonna look great!
Next post will most likely be about the kitchen pantry. Stay tuned. I know you're on the edge of your seats. hee! :)