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Our entryway has been and still is a work in progress. Slowly we’ll get there but today we came one step closer. It’s such an exciting day! Another part of this space has been completed and it’s being revealed right here, right now. I’m talking about our white herringbone wall. My friends, I’m SO excited to finally share this with you!
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, this has been an exciting process to share with all of you as we designed and built this accent wall. It all started after creating our navy gallery wall you see when you walk into our home. It has certainly been a showstopper space within our home that we are so in love with. But because of this said navy wall, the wall to the right when you walk into our home was, well, boring and with no direction. Just take a look at this before and after.
Here’s the good news, all we had to do to get the space ready was move the console table. Inspired by Our Faux Farmhouse’s herringbone fireplace and office wall, I knew I wanted to try this pattern on our entryway wall but stopping a little over halfway up. This was all decided one Sunday afternoon while trying to figure out something to do. We literally do not know how to sit still.
This wall took two Saturdays to complete. Without a toddler running around dipping his own paintbrush in the paint, it probably would have taken only a day from beginning to end. This was was already transforming this space before we even applied the paint.
Of course we couldn’t stop there. Since our navy wall has a bench for us to put on and take off our shoes, I knew I needed to do something different for the herringbone wall. I saw these planters on Our Faux Farmhouse’s feed and they immediately caught my eye. But the price point of the metal planter boxes made me think they would never happen.
Listed at over $200 for each metal planter (we would need two put together), we decided to challenge ourselves and build one. I’m proud to say we pulled it off and did so for $50 and created a custom size so that we would only need one to fit our space. Ours is made out of wood but painted to make it appear like the metal one found on Wayfair. We popped in the snake plants, added the mirror and this part of the entryway is officially completed.
It’s a beautiful entryway wall on it’s own, but paired with the navy accent wall, I truly can’t believe it’s our home. Both accent walls compliment each other without being overpowering and create a nice flow as you enter our home.
I used to enter through the garage door (especially with groceries in hand) but lately I’ve been using the front door just so I can see these walls. My favorite view is right when you walk in, see the snake plants and then the gallery wall of our family photos. I’ll have a tutorial for the herringbone wall and the planter box up on the blog soon so that you can try one or both of these in your own home. Enjoy a few more photos of this space, my friends! And thank you for taking the time to check it out.
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