Today, I wanted to share the entryway makeover that I teased about a couple weeks ago. I’m really happy with how this project turned out. Although I loved the things I had in here before, I think this is a big upgrade to the area.
First, the console cabinet is something I got a few years ago at a local furniture store. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. It’s the perfect place to display some of the crystal and elephant figurines I have. It has LED lights inside, which is a nice touch. I have not been able to get a timer to work with the LED lights so I leave them on 24/7.
I’ve also had the picture on the wall for a few years. I really like the metallic “keys” inside the glass panes.
I got the gold candelabra for Christmas. It did not come with the pillar candles. I got a set of battery-operated LED candles on Amazon.com. They come with a remote that you can use to set the candles to come on at a certain time and go off at a certain time. The LED lights can either flicker or stay solid. I have my candles come on every day at about 4:30 pm and they say on for 8 hours. (Options are 4 hours or 8 hours.)
Emily and I put together the little flower arrangement with supplies from the local craft store. It’s simple but I love the pop of cream with all the blue and gold.
I can’t decide if the carved nesting boxes or the blue vases are my favorite part of this arrangement. Or maybe it’s the mercury glass bottles?
Noah helped me get some pictures in the entryway. I certainly appreciated all his help.
I think Noah likes the new decorations too. He knows where the remote to the candles is hidden and he likes to turn them on early sometimes.
I’d always been a little unsure what to do with the open area at the bottom of the console cabinet. It’s so low that it’s hard to find anything that will fit and not get lost in the shadows. When I was shopping for Christmas, I found these white platters and bowls that I thought would be perfect to brighten up the area.
The platters are pretty huge, but I think they make an impact. I’m sure I’ll find an opportunity to use them when I’m entertaining. I love the pretty beading along the edge.
The rug is also new. The rug I had was red and it didn’t really match with the blue color scheme. I think this muted blue wool rug is perfect. It does require a non-slip pad underneath it, which is annoying to say the least. But it’s worth it. So, that’s what I’ve got.
I hope it’s given you some ideas that you can use in your space. I’ve linked some of the products that I used below (some affiliates used.)
Here are links to some of the products pictured in this blog post:
- The blue vases
- Mercury glass bottle set
- Carved wood decorative nesting boxes (Sold as a set of 3 but I only used two in the entryway)
- Gold candelabra
- Table runner with colored tassels
- Hand-made Wool Rug (needs a non-skid pad)
- Candle Warmer (similar)
- LED Flameless pillar candles
I’d love to see your decorating. Leave a link in the comments and I’ll check it out!