Archives for May 2013

Gifts for Fathers {Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad}

Gifts for Fathers {Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad}

Gifts for Fathers {Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad}

Gifts for Men :: Father’s Day Gifts


Need inspiration for a perfect present for the men in your life this Father’s Day?
Today we’ve gathered up some fun gift ideas for the modern dad!

1. Chemex Coffee Maker via Crate & Barrel 2. Father’s Day Card via Rifle Paper Co. 3. Mougin & Piquard Grande Seconde Watch in Cream via J. Crew 4. Aftershave via Fig and Yarrow 5. Afire BBQ Rubs via Crate & Barrel 6. 18-piece BBQ Set in Hunter Green via Amazon 7. Shaveworks Calming Gel via Sephora 8. Eagle Rock Saddle Blanket via Pendleton 9. Backup Battery for iPhone via J. Crew 10. Wood iPhone Case via Simonfoo/Society6 11. The Very Many Varieties of Beer Poster via Pop Chart Lab 12. Beer Making Kit via Williams Sonoma


Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

Entry Makeover

The entry should be a great first impression as you walk through the front door or invite guests in. Since our entry is an open two story space in the middle of the house, it requires extra consideration. It is not only where guests and family enter our home, it also connects so many spaces together.

We bought our house three and a half years ago. Little by little, we’ve been plugging away at our entry makeover. The goal in our new home is to add a little more charm and personality and make it an entry that really welcomes family and guests to our home. We’ve had a few twists and turns, but I feel like we are finally rounding a corner and things are coming together!

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

So far you’ve seen:

the striped wall makeover
the stairway makeover
the new personalized chandelier to replace the flying goblet light
the progress when we got the new wood floors
the plank walls
and the big trim and entry wall painting project.
And the front door makeover on the outside!

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

Let’s reflect back on how the front of the entry used to look, in case you’ve forgotten, shall we?

A fine room with some nice features, yes, but it sure has come along way! It is feeling more and more like home every day.

Take note, there is NO MORE SWINE in the entry so for that alone we rejoice. Amen?

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

You might remember me saying our home has only one closet on the entire main floor.

We decided that it would be really beneficial to us to get better use out of the front entry.

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

We added hooks to the wainscoting, basically turning our entry into more of a functional mudroom type space.

I’m LOVING the hooks! It’s amazing how a few simple hooks (ours are from Rejuvenation, source links at the bottom of the post) can transform how your home functions.

The cute little stool came from World Market and is the perfect spot for tying shoes.

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}

And to finish off the wall space, I found the mirrors at Target. Don’t you just LOVE the new Threshold line?

Entry & Front Door Makeover {More Progress}It’s so exciting to look back at how this room and the front door looked in the early days of living here, and how it looks now.

So, there you go!

Progress and more progress in the entry! It’s nice to be crossing things off my list. Want to see the latest in the entry? Here is a new post! Thrift Store Entry Vignette

**Update: We have now painted our door a dark gray! Come see the update here.

What rooms are you working on in your house?

Stool: World Market
Hooks: Rejuvenation Hardware
Mirrors: Target, Threshold line
Wall sconce: Lowe’s
Hardwood Floors: Mohawk
Paint Colors:
Gray walls, Behr All in One Studio Taupe
White Trim, Benjamin Moore White Dove
Black Door, Martha Stewart