i decided that our entry needed a little more something. something other than all the dark woodwork. the entry didn't seem very welcoming. knowing that my mom was coming out for a visit, and that she is way better at sewing than i am, i asked her if she wanted a small project.


i had ordered a sample of this fabric from tonic living when i was looking for fabrics for the curtains in the den. i loved the fabric but wasn't sure where i could use it. a cushion for the entry bench was the perfect solution.


the pillows are from the living room. my mom made 2 extra pillows with the diamond fabric that i will use in the living room instead. i think that the colors and pattern work really well with everything else we already had in the entry. i know that the dark woodwork might not be for everyone, but for now, it is just in too good of shape to paint.


we still need to fix the stairs, install the new/old door, and replace the floor, but considering it used to look like this:

we've come a long way.

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5 Responses to welcome

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, it's BEAUTIFUL!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oh gosh, please don't ever paint that woodwork! It is stunning, and very refreshing from the white you see everywhere. I especially love your windows, how awesome are they! Doesn't Tonic Living have the best fabrics? That bench cushion is the perfect way to break up all the dark wood. Love it!

So...in case I wasn't clear, I love your entryway! ha

BunnyMendelbaum said...

Looks great!

Katie said...

@ sara - i love the dark natural woodwork also, i just go through phases where i feel like it is just so, well, dark. i think getting our new/old door installed will help a lot since it is mostly glass. the stained glass windows, while beautiful, don't let in much light.

Dennis and Su said...

I love the dark woodwork myself. The cushion is great! Very nice! Your Mom is so talented. Must be where you get it! ~S


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