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Matching Entryway Decor: Bench, Shelf, and Mirror

Entryway Decor Makeover

For this week’s makeover reveal, we took on a client’s entryway decor! She had a specific vision for the pieces she wanted, and brought us this cute little piano bench she found in her shed. It was quite beaten up and had a terribly crooked leg, but it definitely had great potential. She also found a mirror at a local thrift store that had little details, perfect for highlighting.

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But the topping to this week was a shelf she wanted custom-made as decor and to hang coats! We hadn’t made this particular shelf before, but had put together shelves in the past so we knew it would be a piece of cake!

The plan was to create the shelf from 1 inch pine boards and two ornate corbels. We also found some great double hooks for the middle coat holders.

It was easy to construct by joining our pine boards with our Kreg Jig, and then gluing the 2 corbels on for added strength and character. Once it was put together, we primed and then painted it the same color as the bench and mirror. All that was left was to screw on the hooks and a French Cleat on the back for hanging.

Vicki did wonders with the piano bench that was really beat up. She took the top off, filled deep gouges, and sanded the entire piece. She also had to cut an extra wood piece and glue it in place to hold the wobbly bent leg.

Then came the paint! Our client wanted gray for the base of the pieces. We decided to accent the bench and the mirror with black wax since they had some ornate details to them. The shelf stayed that beautiful french gray color to add some contrast.

They all came out just beautifully and we are so happy to have been given the opportunity not only to re-style a couple pieces, but to completely construct a custom shelf to fit our client’s needs for their home.

We were able to put these in Vicki’s entry so we could share some pretty pictures with you all before they went to their forever home. They actually went really well with her rugs! Too funny!

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    March 22, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Up. What a beautiful entry way! I love the bench! It’s so fresh and so bright!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      March 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much Leslie! We appreciate you visiting and leaving such kind words 🙂

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    Kate Hollingsworth
    March 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Great job ladies! xx

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    Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    March 24, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Love the soft gray color! Makes it easy to add an accent color without it being overwhelming. Visiting from Remodelaholic.

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    Brenda Young
    March 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

    These madeover pieces grouped together make such a warm welcoming statement to the entryway, both functional and pretty! Thanks for sharing it a Fridays Furniture Fix!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 2, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you Brenda! We love how they all tie together now!

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    March 25, 2017 at 7:50 am

    You ladies did such a lovely job. I bet the client must be so impressed. Everything fits beautifully together

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle! Our client did like all the pieces!

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    March 27, 2017 at 7:48 am

    A beautiful entryway makeover! I love that you added a mirror to the bench. I would have never thought to do that but it looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 2, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much Marie! This set was so much fun to do!

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    March 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Very pretty! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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    Hannah Whalley
    March 29, 2017 at 4:26 am

    This is so fab, very very cute! Love the wreath!

    Hannah xx

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    April 1, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I love bringing things together with paint, they all look great. I need to make hooks for near my front door (my mudroom is where most things go, but it would be nice for the occasional need by the front door!). Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 2, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you for visiting Emily! Good luck with your front door hooks!

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    April 14, 2017 at 9:07 am

    It is precious. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social. I have a bench that is waiting for a redo. Now, I’m inspired.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Katie! So glad we could inspire you 🙂

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