Creating a Modern Farmhouse Entryway with Thrifted Finds

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 to all this is, even if your house isn’t the serene haven you want it to be, you can still create a great Modern Farmhouse entryway with a few thrifted finds.

Before I get to the key elements of a great farmhouse foyer, I had few inspiration photos from Pinterest that I had to share:

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Wouldn’t this make you smile when you walk through the door? This space has a bench, a little greenery and wall decor.  Its a small space and It’s simple but it’s elegant and I love it.

This next photo is my all time favorite entryways on Pinterest and it is from the blog, Bless’er House. I mean who wouldn’t want to see this everyday?

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This entryway has TONS of modern farmhouse goodies;

  • the box wreath
  • the vintage bench
  • greenery
  • pillows
  • olive bucket

I knew 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.

Basically, I wanted a VINTAGE yet MODERN FARMHOUSE ENTRYWAY with industrial touches.

My first step in attaining my MODERN FARMHOUSE ENTRYWAY was finding a great seat.

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 recreate.

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Here is my $10 thrift score!  Apparently it used to be the top of a computer hutch.  Something about this piece made me stop and do a double take.

I knew 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.

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After removing the top shelf, caulking the seams and spackling the holes.
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After one coat of paint

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I didn’t like the yellow beige color so I painted it a lighter white. I used a little dark wax to distress it.  And then I was done!

Now to find the other items I needed for my MODERN FARMHOUSE foyer.

I knew I wanted a grand entryway statement piece but had no clue what I wanted it to be. One day I was driving up the highway and saw a perfect, chippy, historical door sitting out front of an antique shop. That was it! One thing that has become popular recently is decorating with old doors.  I wanted to place the door behind the bench and it would be my “grand, vintage statement piece.”

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 only $3! Seriously, can you believe it!

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Click on this link for one similar.  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!

After adding this thrifted chippy door, here is the finished MODERN FARMHOUSE ENTRYWAY!

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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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45 thoughts on “Creating a Modern Farmhouse Entryway with Thrifted Finds

  1. 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!

  2. 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

    1. Thanks so much girl! It takes a little looking to find the right piece for cheap, but so worth it in the end.
      Lindsey

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    1. Isn’t it funny how we need at least one piece of organization in our lives, or I do at least. I hope you have a lovely evening.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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

  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!

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