OK, I know some of you will think I'm coo coo for Cocoa Puffs for trading out my traditional entryway furniture for something more fun. More eclectic. More me. A vintage eclectic style.
But a girl has to do what she has to do.
I'm a firm believer that your entryway should reflect the type of decor your visitors should expect to see once they walk farther into your home.
And this was my way of setting the stage for things to come.
A vintage eclectic style home.
So I kicked my formal entryway table to the curb (not really, it's in the dining room) and I brought my vintage Versa Fold n Roll Table down from my craft room/office to replace it (the ugly BEFORE photos are coming up in a bit).
The table is a little bit funky and unique and rusty. I found it at a church rummage sale a few years ago and couldn't fork over my $5 fast enough.
It's made to fold down to make it flat like a bar serving cart, if need be. Since I need a bar cart rarely (like never), I tend to keep it folded up.
On the cart, I have my Thermos brand barn lunchbox that I bought at the Country Living Fair this year,
some mini bowling pins that my friend Terri from Olive Out sent me
and my Kodak Brownie Hawkeye setting on some thrift store books.
All fun things that appear to have nothing in common, but just went well together in my mind. That's pretty much the definition of a vintage eclectic style, I think.
Speaking of cameras, I hung a few more on my coat hooks. Were you expecting to see coats on the coat hooks?
Imperial Mark XII camera
Kodak Duaflex III
Kodak Brownie Starlet
I never met a vintage camera I didn't love. Or didn't buy.
This arrow was handmade by me from an old piece of wainscoting.
This is the other side of the entryway. Nothing spectacular, but it's a pretty small entryway.
Since taking these photos, I have started to update my mid century modern chair. I hope to get that done this weekend, so I can show her to you in all her groovy glory.
OK, as promised, here are the BEFORE photos for you.
This entryway was yellow!!! As in put on your sunglasses because it's going to be a hot one!
I loved the color for years, but it made it soooo hard to shoot photos here. Everything had a yellowish cast to it.
Plus I wanted something less stuffy and formal. More eclectic and fun.
Since the rest of my home is not stuffy and formal AT ALL.
I think I achieved that!
Love it? Hate it?
Not my style, but I'll trust that you haven't really gone coo coo for Cocoa Puffs, Pam?
Carlene @ Organized Clutter
Much more fun!
LOVE it! My entry way has been the same for years. Same table, same mirror, etc. I change up the décor with the seasons but have now decided to change the furniture too. Thanks for the enabling, Pam!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
Love the changes Pam...the arrow with the vintage cameras looks awesome!
Dear Pam, I love retro!! I simply makes me feel comfortable and good. Catherine
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Oh I love it, Pam! The wall color is wonderful and I love the cart...so glad you pulled it out and used it! Love the arrow and all of your perfect vintage goodies!
Actually, I like this WAY better than the formal look. I love anything vintage/retro and that is what I am trying to re-do my own home with. I have slowly taken down and donated a lot of the 'Kirklands/Hobby Lobby/Outlet store" decor items I bought in the past as I find vintagey retro items to replace them with. You have many of the same items I love and in fact, imitation being the highest form of flattery, I copied your wirebasket/tin/jar/scale/lunchbox decor set up in my kitchen! I have found every item (estate sales/thrifts) EXCEPT a wire bike basket (too cheap to buy on on ebay / esty) but otherwise I have the exact set up! I love thermos and love how you stylize.
I'm so excited! I love that I inspired you!
Well done. It even makes the coffee splashes on my screen look good.
Love it. And that folding cart! I believe those are officially camera hooks now. 🙂
Love what you did to the entryway. The cameras are awesome.
Very cute entryway. Love your farmhouse lunchbox and the vintage cameras hanging on hooks.
Cozy Little House
When I'm somewhere and see a vintage lunch pail or child's truck or old camera, I always think of you.
Musings from Kim K.
Love it all and I really want that lunch pail. Your camera collection rocks.
Vickie @ Ranger 911
I love the changes you've made! Now when guests enter your house, they get a feel for your style. Your arrow coat....er camera rack is pretty darn impressive, Pam, because I know it involved power tools. And you've found the perfect spot for your mod thrifted chair!! I know just what you mean about the yellow walls because I lived with them for a decade. White is a great color to show off your collections, too! Love it all!!
susie @ persimmon moon cottage
I love the way you have styled your entryway. So many interesting things to see. Your camera collection is excellent. Your little bar cart looks perfect there. My husband and I had that same style and color chair in our living room when we were first married. I don't know what ever happened to that chair.
I haven't even thought about Co Co Puffs in years, but now I want some.