Our entryway has been a pretty blank space since we moved into our house eight years ago! I could never figure out what to do with this wall. Until now that is. I finally just decided to try something a little “out of the box” for my entryway makeover, and I’m so glad I did because I absolutely love it!
This is what I started with.
I wanted a little shelf on this wall but couldn’t find one I liked, so my husband helped me build one. We started with three pieces of cedar planks leftover from our coffee table build. A hole was drilled through all three planks so an eye screw could be placed in the boards. These will be what the shelf hangs from once on the wall.
Here is the shelf with the hook in place. I used Minwax Special Walnut to stain my shelf and the wooden crate the shelf will rest on.
I wanted the shelf to have an industrial look to it to match our industrial TV cabinet, so I decided to use a chain and metal hooks to hang the shelf. I picked up a two pack of hooks at my hardware store for only $2.
I had my husband screw the hooks into the wall after we decided just where we wanted the shelf to be hung. (Don’t forget to take the chain link into consideration. The shelf will be lower depending on how long your chain is.)
Tip: If your light switches and outlets are tan or mismatched like mine were and you would like them white, just spray paint them.
This is where I ventured out of my comfort zone. I’ve used a sharpie on my walls before like on my sharpie plank wall, but I’ve never done anything so “modern” and “geometric” before.
To make the stencil, I cut a piece of cardboard into a triangle. That’s it. Pretty simple right. Then I just traced around the triangle with a black sharpie. This wall took me about 10 minutes to complete.
After the stencil was complete, I could then hang the shelf. The bottom of the shelf isn’t secured to the wall, it simply rests on the crate. (The photo below shows how the chain and hooks are placed to hold up the shelf.)
If you are wondering where I got the numbered metal containers, I made them. I will be sharing a full tutorial on them soon.
This one wall changed the whole feel of the room. My doxie Pansy is obviously overjoyed at the transformation.
My new succulents look adorable on this entryway bench.
I’m so glad I just went for it and did something a little unconventional. (For me.)
So, what do you think? Are you ready to make a change in your home?