Since moving in our house, our "entry way" or lack there of, has needed something to set it apart. Up until a few weeks ago, this long wall by our front door stood vacant with only an old church pew that became the catch all for the house. One of the down falls of renovating a house and knocking out all of the walls, is that when you walk in it is very open. Our solution was a functional shelf that provided a little decoration and a place for random things to call home.
Brad had this mantle-like shelf made for me for Christmas to go over the pew. I still need to fill the holes from the screws but I LOVE the way it all turned out.
Having the hooks on the shelf provides a spot for jackets and bags. I was worried about it getting cluttered but I think things look better hanging, as opposed to collecting dust on the pew below. So far I have had fun accessorizing with photos and random items from around the house. I would like to add in a few different colored frames, but for now, the black works. This is my most recent shelf addition. I randomly found this card on etsy of Ike and Lola, it was meant to be!
I think I still need something on the left side of the wall, but I am not sure what that is just yet. Suggestions?