Our entryway is an area that started out with nothing & has evolved over the past five years. Each time we add to it, we've taken it from just a space to walk through to a space that serves a purpose. Grandma & Papa gifted us a little table & chairs for you (& us) to sometimes eat at, play at, & make crafts on. We bought a bench with baskets for storing our shoes (actually, mostly because our cat, Charlie, kept peeing on our shoes & the bench/baskets were a great way to store them away from him/his pee). We added a shelving until with baskets to store your crafts. On the walls I hung a large cork board, & a family board we were gifted soon after your daddy & I were married.
|Before: Our Entryway circa five years ago|
It was another snow day this winter. Daddy was working from his home office, & you & I were stuck home, safe from the snowy roads. Although you were home & needed to be entertained, I thought it was the perfect day to start my project. I didn't tell anyone else what I was doing. I just got to work.
I was halfway through painting when Daddy came upstairs from his office. He was surprised to see new paint covering our Entryway Wall. "I didn't realize you were doing this," he said as more of a question than a statement. "Yeah, remember when I told you I wanted to paint a chalkboard wall here & you didn't think it would look right?" I asked. His eyebrows raised. "Well, I'm painting a chalkboard wall here." Daddy sighed, but let it go. He knows a) to defer most decorative decisions to me because he has a hard time picturing what things will look like b) I was going crazy & it's just best to let me do projects during times like these c) he wasn't asked to do any of the work & it's probably best to get out of there before I do ask for help.
Luckily, we all love the result. It's the perfect accent wall, adding function & fun to the space. The Entryway was fine before, but now it's the perfect space for us to come home to.
I put everything together after you had gone to sleep for the night. The last thing I did was decorate with a little chalk artwork. I couldn't wait to see your excitement when you realized you could write on the walls. Seeing the smiles on your face as you decorate & redecorate the wall is my favorite thing about the whole space. I hope it's a space where we leave each other pictures & love notes for years to come.
For around $50, we have a whole new space. This should conclude our home makeovers for a little while...I think.
I love you so,