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Side Entry Refresh

As school began, I quickly realized that our side entry was in desperate need of a refresh. The drab brown walls were not a top priority to change when we moved in but they were now making the space not very welcoming. Not to mention, the small space had become a drop zone for everything baseball and somewhere along the way it became the dog feeding station (I honestly don't recall the day the bins moved in there but it happened nonetheless).

The dog food bins and bowls were moved back to their rightful space, mail was purged, baseball gear was organized, and shoes went to live in the closet of their respective owner.

The entry is right off the kitchen and I wanted to tie the two together. Our kitchen island is painted SW Liquid Blue so I decided to go with that color but at only 50% concentration. I'm glad I toned down the concentration, it resulted in just the right color on the walls!

A blue upholstered bench and a lamp that we had in storage were perfect for the space without having to purchase anything! Win Win! I did opt to purchase a rectangular basket for the baseball gear and it has proven to be a better shape to corral all the daily gear. The rug was in the space prior, but I gave it a trip through the washing machine so it felt new! (Yes, the rug is machine washable. The best for an entry!) I finished it off with a bright throw pillow that I made. I know I will change that out throughout the year. Making throw pillows is my favorite thing to sew. The linen closet is full of covers to constantly change that out. If you like to sew or are just looking for throw pillows, be sure to check out Spoonflower! It is my go to place for great fabric prints!

I've rounded up products to get this look in your refresh HERE!

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