About three years ago, I showed you how I turned this little cubby unit

and this bench

into a sort of mudroom area by our back sliding doors.

We never really ended up using it much for its intended purpose 
so I decided to move it to our entryway.
When we have guests this winter (just pretend I didn't say "winter")
it will be handy to hang their coats here.

Our entryway isn't terribly large and this bench is not very deep
 so it fits nicely without making it too crowded.

I had a little fun accessorizing too!

I kept the wall by the door fairly simple with just my large window frame,

a pot of geraniums, and a few other things I had around the house.

The picture below is the view I see from the kitchen.

 And this is what you would see from our living/family room.

So now that we're ready for visitors, come on over!
"The Boss" is watching for you!!

Thanks so much for coming by!

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  1. JoAnne, you did a fantastic job with that redecoration - I love when a home has a place I can take shoes/boots on and off easily. Well done, ma'am!

    Tell The Boss I am ready for my visit! : - )

  2. JoAnne,
    This is just a great new redo. I love all the softness to the space too. Happy Labor Day.

  3. Great changes JoAnne...I love that pretty nest painting you have on top of the shelf!

  4. I love what you did with your entry. The colors are wonderful...........a little touch of floral through the pillow was just the right touch.

  5. Love how you decorated your entry pretty!

  6. This a pretty and welcoming entryway! I love the vignette you created under your large vintage window. And it's always so nice to have a cat waiting for you!

  7. A restful view for your eye from the kitchen. It seems simple and that's the beauty of it. Nicely done!

  8. i love it and i love that your cat is waiting for us. where did you get the geraniums from? they looked real is some of the pic.

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  10. It looks beautiful and airy, JoAnne! The furniture and accessories are lovely and the colors are so pretty. I always want to just grab Sox and cuddle him :).
    Have a wonderful week!

  11. Just found your blog through Nana Diana. It is great. Love your new entryway. Now I'm going back and reading some of your old posts. Have a great Labor Day! Your newest follower, Katie..

  12. Love how you decorated your entryway….it makes your guests feel welcomed right away!

  13. Very pretty and welcoming! Love the bits you accessorized with, especially the galvanized buckets and such. Really nice.


  14. I've just found your blog and loved it!! I'm now following you :)

    The entryway is fantastic, very welcoming and fresh. Lovely!


  15. I love the bench by your front door and that vintage looking pillow is great! Everything looks so nice and welcoming! The Blog Boss is too cute!!

  16. That is such a nice and stylish set-up! Everyone needs a place to set coats and handbags when they arrive. I have a large bench in my foyer that becomes a dumping spot for those when guests come over.

  17. Looks great. It's the perfect thing to add a little interest and function to the hallway. Love how you have it styled too! So pretty.

  18. You really did a wonderful job making a small space look so sweet. I love that you used things that you already have. : ) Have a beautiful day!!!

    ~ Wendy

  19. Very charming!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  20. What a beautiful entryway. It is so welcoming and charming. I love it.


  21. Oh I love your entryway. It's so warm and cozy and all ready for guests... :)


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