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Modern Farmhouse Entryway with Thrifted Finds

See how I created a modern farmhouse entryway with thrifted bench. I’ve also included some tips on how you can create a great entryway too.

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.

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
  • greenery
  • pillows
  • 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:

  1.  vintage seating (a pew if possible)
  2. greenery or foliage
  3. pillows and or throw blankets (don’t you think pillows make everything more comfortable and welcoming ? Lol)
  4. some sort of metal or galvanized accents (I already had an olive bucket, score!)
  5. 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

computer hutch before I turned it into a bench
computer hutch before I turned it into a bench
thrifted computer hutch

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.

computer hutch repurposed to bench
After removing the top shelf, caulking the seams and spackling the holes.
computer hutch repurposed to bench
After one coat of paint
computer hutch repurposed to bench

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!

Vintage, chippy door

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!

Modern Farmhouse Entryway

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!

Affordable Pillow Buying Guide for Modern Farmhouse and Boho Pillows

My new modern farmhouse entryway with a thrifted up cycled bench?

Modern Farmhouse Entryway
repurposed computer hutch to a bench
Modern Farmhouse Entryway
Modern Farmhouse Entryway
DIY pew style 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!

Lindsey *

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  7. maria says:

    Wow what a transformation! Love the shabby chic look.

  8. OMG! I have searched for a small enough bench to create just this exact style entryway piece. How did I miss seeing what a great idea it would be to use an old hutch? Thank you for such a wonderful idea!

  9. All your finds are gorgeous and the way you styled them is stunning!!! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂

  10. I wish our entry was big enough for statement pieces. Love your use of color and style. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Pinned & sharing.

  11. Hi Kimm,
    I love your site and your style too. Maybe one day we can collaborate on something! Have a great day!

  12. Your entryway turned out great! by the way, I have the same pillow cover! I have started buying covers instead of pillows because the take up less room. I just hang them up on a clip hanger and they are ready to be used anytime.I love the bench and the door. Perfection!

  13. You turn this entry way superbly awesome. It looks so lavish and stylish way. The bench looks so nice. Thanks for your great tips

  14. Erin @ says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Lindsey. Love the look you came up with.

  15. You were so clever to repurpose the shelf unit into a foyer bench. The chippy-paint door with the wreath looks perfect behind the bench. Very attractive!
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  16. Jodie says:

    Wow…this turned out fabulous!!!

  17. This looks so welcoming LIndsey and you are so clever to put it all together. Thanks for sharing at #BloggersPitStop this week and have a lovely week.

  18. playdatesparties says:

    I’m so with you. My husband hates that I insist on everything being cleaned up before we go to bed, but it just makes me so anxious to wake up to a messy home! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  19. Snap says:

    Adorable and creative. Wonderful farmhouse look!

  20. How creative is that! I would never have thought to use a hutch as a bench. Love how it turned out.

  21. Oh your entryway is just beautiful! I love the bench! Thank you for sharing!

  22. Lisa says:

    Love yow you re-purposed the desk hutch as a bench. It looks incredible!

  23. Oh girl, I’m so glad I found you. Anyone who has the foresight to see a bench in a computer hutch is so worth knowing! You’re going right on my blog list so I don’t miss a post.

  24. Very cute! I love old doors! My mother-in-law and I were just talking yesterday about needing our entryways to look nice, even if the rest of the house doesn’t, so it’s funny that you said something similar. I love that this is very doable. I have an old chippy garden bench in my entry with some pillows, and hooks above it for our coats and hats.

  25. Cathy says:

    Love your farmhouse entry – the bench is amazing and thanks so much for sharing the tip about the pillow covers. Such a wonderful space to come home to.

  26. Kate says:

    I love it! The rustic look of the door is my favorite!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

  27. Wonderful repurpose project Lindsey, the bench is adorable and the weathered door just perfects the farmhouse vibe, great staging love it, and thanks for sharing at Friday’s Furniture Fix!

  28. Love this! It turned out so cute and cozy. What a great idea for making a bench. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  29. meximoments says:

    Wow you are very creative and talented! Such a beautiful piece!

  30. Sahana says:

    You did a great job turning the computer hutch into an entryway bench. Looks great. #HomeMattersParty

  31. Michelle James says:

    This is such a beautiful entryway! So warm & inviting! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  33. Anonymous says:

    Loved reading through your blog Lindsey!! I have been wanting an entryway bench, you have inspired me to go for it! Now to find the right piece! ~Laara @rusticmeadowslane

  34. Sammi says:

    Your entryway is cuter than cute! We are in the process of building a home and I dream about my entryway often 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!