The Current State of the Entryway

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Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie

Now that I've moved my office and craft room into the front room of our house (formerly the living room), I can't help but start eyeballing the entryway as ripe for a project. But that's because I set and look at it most of the day. In my old office, my computer was in the closet, so I faced the wall when I worked and never really saw anything. Now I sit facing the room (much nicer, by the way) at my work table, and I face the entryway.

Strictly speaking, it's not a "real" entryway. When you come into our home you come into the front room. But it does feel like it's own space. In my dreams I have a a house with a proper entry hall and French doors that lead to an office overlooking the front garden. With my office in the front room, this house is almost like that, except that I couldn't build a wall between me and the entry to put French doors in because it would chop the fireplace in half. I've mentioned before that the fireplace is half in the entryway, and it's no joke! You can just see it here on the right edge as I look back toward the front door.

Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie

At any rate, as I showed you the other day, at the moment my front-room-turned-office-craft-room looks like this:

Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie

And this is what I see when I look up from my computer (or sewing machine):

Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie

It's not surprising that I have been plotting a makeover of this space. It's not that there's anything wrong with it. I mean, other than being sort of empty after having the Christmas decorations taken down, it's fine. But it's not me. I need color and interest and vintage and did I mention color?

I probably will restrain myself for now, since so much of the rest of the house is still under construction, but a girl can dream, can't she?

It's possible that my plans involve doing something drastic to this vintage (antique??) cabinet Mr. Magpie found at the thrift store. Juuuuuust maybe.

Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie
Front Entryway via Cottage Magpie

What about you? Do you have a project you know you should do but really want to?

~Angela :-)
~Angela :-)
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