What’s the first thing you see when you come home from a long day at ___________ (fill in the blank). Does this affect your mood? I wish I could say that the state of my house doesn’t affect my mood but it does. Ok, now that I’ve admitted it, I’ll explain how I plan to change it by creating a Modern Farmhouse ENTRYWAY with thrifted finds.
Let’s be honest, I know some of you can relate. Even if my house looks like a bomb went off, (because with two little ones it ALWAYS DOES) I can honestly say I’m a little more content when one area of my house looks decent (yikes, that sounds incredibly shallow, but I’m just being real here).
My point is, even if your house isn’t the serene haven you want it to be, you can still create a Modern Farmhouse entryway with a few tips I’ll share here.
Key elements to a modern farmhouse entryway
- simple wreath
- vintage bench
- olive bucket
I wanted my Modern Farmhouse entryway to be a mix of thrifted finds and farmhouse style so I decided my key elements needed to be:
- vintage seating (a pew if possible)
- greenery or foliage
- pillows and or throw blankets (don’t you think pillows make everything more comfortable and welcoming ? Lol)
- some sort of metal or galvanized accents (I already had an olive bucket, score!)
- a great accent piece for the wall. I couldn’t decide if I wanted a big wreath, picture, or something else.
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First on the list was to find a fabulous bench or pew.
I searched antique malls and thrift stores for pews, and I did find a few, but not for less than $500!
Joanna Gaines and her show "Fixer Upper" has surely raised the popularity of anything old and vintage, as well as the price!
I became a little discouraged in my search for the perfect bench, until I stumbled upon something at a local thrift store I knew I could up cycle.
Repurposing a computer hutch to a pew or bench
Any ideas what this is?
Here is my $10 thrift score! This "bench" used to be the top of a computer hutch. Something about this piece made me stop and do a double take.
I had an "aha" moment when I realized that it wouldn't take much work to up cycle this from an old computer hutch to a beautiful bench.
All I had to do was remove the top shelf and suddenly I could repurpose this into a great ENTRYWAY or FOYER BENCH!
It was in great condition, very solid, and durable enough for someone to sit on. YAY, it was time for a new project.
I didn't like the yellow beige color so I painted it a lighter white. I used a little dark wax to distress it. Now that my new entryway bench was done, I still needed a grand entryway statement piece.
One day as I was driving up the highway I saw a perfect, chippy, historical door sitting out front of an antique shop. That was it!
I was finally creating my MODERN FARMHOUSE ENTRYWAY with the perfect thrifted find.
By the way, don't throw away any old pillows. I had a tip from a friend on Instagram about ordering cheap pillow covers from Amazon. This "Home Sweet Home" cover was super affordable!
If you have a ton of dated pillows, head to Amazon and order some new ones. For a few bucks you can transform your entire space!
Also check out my affordable pillow buying guide to see all my secrets on how to buy pillows on a budget!
My new modern farmhouse entryway with a thrifted up cycled bench?
I hope this post has inspired you to create a space that makes you smile when you walk through the door. After all, your home should be a happy place, and a happy attitude is the key to all of it!