Small and Modern Navy Entryway
So I didn’t think I would be sharing this room makeover quite yet, but I actually finally got around to shooting it last weekend and couldn’t wait to share it. 🙂 (Check out the first update I did about painting here and the build plans for the shoe cubby here.)
And shooting this little space was tough, too. It consisted of a lot of me sitting on the floor in the dark with a tripod and a remote for my camera. This room is SO dark. It doesn’t get any natural light unless the door is open, so capturing it for you was a task. But I think the photos (and the room) turned out great:
But before I dump all of my pics on you, let me remind you of what it looked like when I started this little project.
We decided to be “those people” who take off their shoes in their entryway to help protect the carpet in the house. But, as you can see, we were in desperate need of a shoe storage solution. We also don’t have a coat closet, so we needed a solution for coats and bags, as well.
And here’s how it looks now.
The plant photos were a quick solution. I wanted some more green in the room, and no plant can live in this cave, so I printed some photos of plants.
The hooks on the wall-mounted rackes are adjustable and can slide on and off, as can the little basket. There’s plenty of room for our coats since each hook has two areas to hang from. I keep gym clothes in the tote so I can grab it on the way out the door if I need to. I usually throw gloves, a hat, or something else small into the little basket. And then of course there are the cat harnesses and leashes. Because we’re insane. So far one is leash trained. 🙂
The shoe cubby is the perfect solution for our shoes. I designed it so the cubby slots were bigger in the middle row, giving us more storage space for boots or bigger shoes. We throw random things (spare change, extra keys, metro cards…) into the little wicker basket.
The framed mirror and the little key rack are both DIYs (sources below). I built the little key rack for keys and outgoing mail. Sometimes I stash my coupons in the outgoing mail area too so I don’t forget them when I’m headed out the door.
- Paint: Sherwin-Williams in Anchors Aweigh and Repose Gray (You can read all about the painting process, as well as my thoughts on the paint, here.)
- Coat and accessories rack: Bronze Hooks, Bronze Basket, and Rail, all from Target
- Picture frames: Ikea Ribba frames
- Plant photos: Printed from Pexels and Unsplash
- Rug: Homegoods, thick-braided jute rug
- Faux Plant: Ikea
- Woven plant pot: Ikea
- Mountain prints: Free from Pneumatic Addict
- Shoe cubby: DIY, full plans here
- Framed mirror: DIY, full plans here over at Pretty Handy Girl
- Key rack: DIY, full plans here
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