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Entryway Makeover & Industrial Bench

Happy Wednesday! This week I continued to work on our entryway. Its been a slow process, but I think I’m getting closer and closer to being done. I’m still waiting on some personalized art from one of my favorite Etsy shops, that I cannot wait to hang up and share! So far, I’ve DIYed a new console table, painted the front door, installed a new light fixture, and added this new bench.


modern farmhouse entryway
farmhouse entry bench
After seeing an industrial bench on an Instagram feed, I knew I had to have one of my own. Lucky me, my mom keeps all of her favorite catalogs and magazines. So, one night after one of our neighborhood walks I was looking at Through the Country Door and spotted this amazing bench.  I came home, measured my space and got online to order it!
modern farmhouse entryway
Its been almost a year since we have lived in our home, and I’m beginning to notice all the “wasted space” of the floor plan. Our entry way is so big, it is practically another room. It has been somewhat of a challenge for me to decorate. For the past few months, I had two benches in the space. I hated it. I’m so glad I ditched two small benches, for one big one and a stool. Our floor plan is so open, its hard to define every space so some furniture items have to provide double duty. Pillows on the bench add some welcoming comfort, right before leading into our living room. It also provides extra seating during family BBQs and get togethers.
farmhouse bench


The bench was easy to put together and has the industrial look I was going for. Our flip flops and sandals fit perfectly in the drawers. The metal bins I bought a few months ago at Marshalls – they hold our tennis shoes and the dog leash.
farmhouse entryway


entryway decor


As I mentioned our entry way is such a large space, I wanted to create two zones. One for sitting down and putting on your shoes, and this smaller zone for hanging jackets and hats. Joe wears a hat to work, so his hat usually hangs here. The industrial stool from Target is the perfect place for my purse. I picked up the pillow from Marshall’s last week. I have a pillow obsession and couldn’t leave without it. The hooks and lock & key decor is also from Marshall’s. My favorite “hello” sign is from Hobby Lobby.


entryway decor
modern farmhouse decor
I am so glad this entry space is almost done. I’m feeling like our great room is finally coming all together, which means I can move on to our master bedroom and bathroom. I have big plans and cannot wait to get started!

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Kristin Mansky
    June 18, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    This space turned out great I love all the little details and thought you put in to decorating the area! The addition of the industrial bench was spot on too!!

  2. Reply
    alma arrieta
    June 23, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    love this space Allision! and you know how i feel about the awesome ikea hack! its perfect here!

  3. Reply
    October 22, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    The entryway looks awesome! The accessories are very cool and give a great industrial look! Do you happen to remember what floor tile name is? I have been looking for a tile with that blend of colors and have been having a very hard time finding what I have pictured in my head.

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      October 24, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I don’t, sorry. They came from our builder.

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