I put together a guide for my entryway that I’d posted last week! I love making these boards.
Antique Thonet Chair, One Kings Lane
Mine was a really nice hand-me-down from Brandon’s mom, but you can always find a similar chair one by searching for antique “Thonet” or “bent wood” chairs.
Abstract Painting, Kurth, Michelle Armas
This would bring in the blue I wanted for the entryway, but the painting I already have there is also by Michelle Armas.
Oak Hall Tree, Oak Hall Tree
Ours is opposite the stairs, and came with the house (we negotiated for it).
Rope Basket, Target
I bought two of these. Eleanor claimed the other to use as a nest for her toys and stuffed animals.
Vintage Scout Trophy, eBay
I have a girl and boy trophy, one for each kid. I picked them up for a song at a local antique shop.
Single Stem Vase, Heath Ceramics
This was a souvenir from a trip to San Francisco, city of my heart.
Bud Vase, Heath Ceramics
Same. The colors on these are always changing seasonally, so mine are a smidge different (more coral).
Pothos, photo from Plant Care
A cheap houseplant that’s easy to care for.
Porcelain Wood Bark Planter, Throwback Artifacts
Mine is a small tree stump that was painted silver, and I picked it up at a local flower shop a few years ago. This is a good match.
Jayne Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp, Lamps Plus
I bought mine at least 10 years ago, but they’re still available in a slightly different shade of brown. (Plus a few other colors, too.)
Kabuki Cotton Dhurrie Rug, West Elm
Similar in feel to my vintage dhurrie, and the runner’s only $34 on sale. More alternatives at the end of this post.
Stockholm Beige Sideboard, IKEA
Check your local store, as it’s not on the site yet.
Antler Melody Knob, Anthropologie
These look fantastic on the sideboard! I’m including a few other choices below, too.
Personalizing the Sideboard
The doors on that sideboard have a mechanism that opens them when you push, but I added knobs for more detail. These were four options I had considered.
I decided that the jute was a little too casual, but the brass ring pulls were a strong contender. I went with the Antro knobs because I was able to see them in person first and I liked their scale and dimension. The lighter ones with brass are pretty, but the darker color looked better in place. I am a little concerned about the durability of them, as noted in some of the reviews, and if they don’t hold up I’ll probably get those brass ring pulls as a replacement.
In case you’ve never drilled to add knobs or pulls to a piece of furniture, here are a few quick tips. Use an inexpensive plastic template to get the spacing even, make one out of paper, or just measure and mark with a ruler. A piece of tape on the front protects the surface of the furniture and also makes it easier to see the pen/pencil mark you’ll make with your template. If you’re concerned about the back of your door chipping (common with particle-board), clamp a scrap piece of wood to the back and drill into that while making your holes. To find the proper drill bit size, test out the knob you’re going to use in each bit’s empty slot (you want the smallest one that will fit the screw/post). Drill, remove the tape, sweep or vacuum up the sawdust, and insert your new hardware.
I love the design of the vintage blue dhurrie that I have in the entryway now, but it is the wrong size and shape. I’ll find a new spot for it in the house as soon as I find a vintage or antique runner that fits the space better and isn’t too expensive, but that I like just as much. In the meantime, here are a few options that have with a similar look.