Entryway Updates

Happy Friday!

I’ve been trying to spruce up our entryway. It’s felt a little lackluster to me lately.

We desperately needed a new rug. I’d been itching to paint the entry table and I’m still trying to convince Anthony that this weekend is the weekend to swap out the light fixture for the one he bought me for Christmas.

Yes, I asked for a new entry light for Christmas… I’m pretty simple. Really.

Entryway | The Wood Grain Cottage

The new rug has made such a huge difference! You can actually see that there’s a rug in the entry now. And I like it because it hides dirt…


Before, we had a small brown rug that was virtually impossible to see against the wood floors…

Entry before | The Wood Grain Cottage

And now we have a very lovely (and large) seagrass rug.

Entryway | The Wood Grain Cottage

The black border had me from the start. It’s classy. And I like classy. Oh, and texture. I like texture too.

New Rug | The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s the table before I painted it with my new favorite color. It just wasn’t my style anymore…

before | The Wood Grain Cottage

I had originally planned on staining the top for a two- toned look, but after I started sanding¬† I found that the entire thing is made of particle board…sigh… I went with a darker paint color on top, but am already planning on doing something with paint sticks. Much like my recent side table makeover.

Ah, much better!

Entry table | The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m still trying to figure out the art/ mirror above the table, but I keep making progress as inspiration strikes.

Entryway | The Wood Grain Cottage

We’ve already come soo far…

Before | The Wood Grain Cottage

And now:

Entryway | The Wood Grain Cottage

So. Much. Better. And it’s still a work in progress…


Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage


Lovely comments so far...

  1. Beautiful! Love the table painted white, and the rug. Can’t wait to see the new light fixture!

  2. Everything looks beautiful! it’s better, I prefer the new color of your table too & the rug too of course! :-)

  3. I am wishing you a Happy Easter to you and your family Shayna! :-)

  4. Love the new rug and table! You do such great furniture makeovers! :)

  5. Wow – what a transformation you’ve made thus far! I love your new updates, but I especially think that adding the stripes gave you the biggest bang for your buck – it looks awesome!


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