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Our main entryway needed A LOT of love. I was itching for a house project, but needed to spend as little money as humanly possible, so I decided to tackle this space using items we already owned along with a few newly thrifted pieces (like the light fixture, chair & artwork)!
When you open our front door, the staircase is beautiful, but the space is tight, and the walls were a light purple. To top it off, we still had the flood water, cheetah curtain that came with the house covering the window to the right of the front door.
I found one gallon of leftover, white, eggshell paint in what I like to call our garage closet. It’s located underneath the staircase. The garage closet is home to everything that belongs in a garage, and it stresses me out every time I open it. I pulled out the paint can one Saturday afternoon and painted until I ran out.
This entire time, I had thought the metal things flanking the front door were sconces, but turns out, they were freaking candles! Those came off the wall against Andrew’s wishes. He claims they would look really cool burning during a party (maybe until someone catches their hair on fire).
Styling the Entryway on a Budget
As soon as the white paint started to dry in our entryway, I was on the hunt for pieces to style it with. I browsed decorated entryways on Pinterest for at least an hour. We knew we needed something higher than a bench to fit our space. I got stuck on a narrow, black console table for under the staircase. With our entryway being more of a hallway, the piece really needed to be super skinny.
A lightbulb ended up going off that I already had a piece like this! All I had to do was move our narrow, black bookcase under the stairway, and it’s perfect.
I get tons of questions about that silly, little bookcase. I picked it up at a Goodwill a year ago. It was in rough shape with cartoon stickers and chipping off-white paint. Now, it’s the perfect shade of black!
The light fixture here was a crazy Goodwill thrift find. I thought it was a lamp at first and then realized it was a fixture. I am absolutely obsessed with it. It feels like it was made for this space!
I really love how our entryway came together, especially since I barely spent any money on this transformation! I always encourage you to look around your house and thrift shop before buying new. You can save money and the planet without sacrificing style!