Foyer Decor

Entryway Refresh & Kitchen Update

It’s done y’all.  I finally have an entryway that I LOVE.  It only took one year, one month, two weeks, and one day to do it! 😂😂😂.  Better late than never though, right?

I should have known when it finally came together that it would be all thanks to Wayfair! LOL!   If you’ve followed me on Instagram you know that I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Wayfair.  They have the BEST selection of decor at some of the BEST prices.  They’re easy to shop, affordable, and have a gigantic selection of products to fit any and all styles.  Not to mention their customer service is BOMB!!!  They are seriously the ULTIMATE destination for all things home decor! So when they reached out and asked if I wanted to take on a little styling project with them, I COULD NOT PASS IT UP!!!  I can’t wait to show you guys what I came up with!


Before we jump in, as always, I just wanna say real quick, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for any and all affiliate links that you may use throughout this post.  I appreciate MORE THAN YOU know when you support the brands that help to support this little blog & our little fam!!
Also, a HUGE thanks to WAYFAIR for sponsoring today’s post and our fun ENTRYWAY & Kitchen Refresh projects!!

Per usual… we have to first take a look at the before!

Entryway Decor

 

Not bad, but not great, right?  It’s been enough to get by, but it just didn’t make sense.  You could totally tell that I just stuck an extra coffee table in the entryway and called it a day. Sadly, the entryway wasn’t high on my priority list when we moved in.  In retrospect, I definitely should have prioritized that differently.  The entryway/foyer is the first impression of your home!  It should really be the introduction for your guests.  It should be welcoming and encourage guests to come in and make themselves at home!  I think I’ve accomplished that now!!

Entryway Decor

Change #1

First things, first.  The rug!  We HAD to add one!  Rugs bring such texture and warmth to a space!  Not to mention a break for those barkin’ dogs, lol.  But seriously.  You can get so creative with rugs and truly let your personality show. This rug (the Jodi Geometric Handmade Flatweave Cotton Gray Area Rug) is absolutely stunning and PERFECTLY fits both the space and our style. I love the fringe detail on the ends as well as the darker weave pattern that perfectly compliments the light greige tone of the rug!  The other thing I really love about it, and this is HUGE….is lays completely flat!! Yes! I can’t stand rugs that curl up at the ends.  Y’all know what I mean.

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Change #2

Second. The table.  I had to get a new one.  Something that made sense for the space.  Storage was preferable (for function), and of course it had to be pretty, because, duh…and lastly, I wanted it to fit nicely into my decor without being too matchy.

Entryway Decor

What do we think?? I COULD NOT believe how affordable this table was!  And it even looks better in person!  I know I’ve mentioned affordability a few times but that it one of the things that is HUGELY important to both me and my husband.  Yet another reason we are constantly sourcing our home decor from Wayfair.  They offer home updates for as little as $39!!!  Thirty-nine dollars, y’all.  That is INCREDIBLE!

Now, believe it or now, that pretty much wraps up the entryway refresh!  Two new pieces of decor and this space looks completely different and sooooo much more put together!

Change #3: The Kitchen

Here we have the before:

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And here we have a little revamp!

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Kitchen Refresh

How amazing are these counter stools?!?  Also from Wayfair, of course!  They come in different heights and different colors and are so comfy!  In fact, I’ve been sitting here in this middle one all day writing this post! 😂.  Again, no major overhaul here, just a few decor/furniture updates and voila!  Totally different space!

Now it’s your turn!!

The whole point of today’s post was simply to encourage you guys (and show you how easy and affordable it is) to do this in your own homes!!  People ask me ALL THE TIME to come decorate their houses, and as much as I’ve love to come and help each and every one of you, I literally can’t 😂😂😂😂.  But YOU CAN!!  You can transform ANY space in your home and it really doesn’t take much!

Wayfair has over 10 million products you guys.  10 MILLION!!!!  I know for a fact you can find something you love that IS within your budget.  Plus, shipping is free over $35 so there’s the icing on the cake!!  Don’t wait as long as I did! Start loving your space now!

Talk soon buddies,

My Rustic Retreat Signing Off

 


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Girls Room Refresh

Girls Bedroom Makeover

Hello My Friends!!

Well, if y’all have been following along on Instagram you know that I’ve been working on this Girls Bedroom Makeover for my daughter over the last few weeks.  I”m SO HAPPY to say that’s it’s finally DONE!!!  Both Ava and I are over-the-moon pleased with the results!!  She just loves being in her room now!  And the best part…she’s even been keeping it clean (well, cleaner, lol) so she can enjoy it more!!

I love every detail in her room, from the wallpaper to the chandelier, from the bedding to the rug!  Each element has made such a statement in her room and I love the way everything came together!!

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Kirklands Fall & Halloween Decor

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There are a few online only items below but if they had it in store I shared it over on IG. ☺️

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3 ways to update your space

3 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Space & Start Loving It NOW!

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DIY Boy Bedroom Makeover

Boys Bedroom Makeover & Refresh


Before we jump in, as always, I just wanna say real quick, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for any and all affiliate links that you may use throughout this post.  I appreciate MORE THAN YOU know when you support the brands that help to support this little blog & our little fam!!
Also, a HUGE thanks to eBay for sponsoring today’s post and our fun bedroom makeover project!! 

Yay!! It’s FINALLY finished!!! We wrapped up E’s bedroom makeover today and he couldn’t be happier with the results!!!  (See my Instagram stories for his reaction 😂).  I have to say y’all, this was one of the EASIEST projects I’ve ever done!  Probably because there was very little paint or woodworking involved, lol.  The “hardest” part was the peel and stick wallpaper I added, but even that wasn’t hard…just sticky 😂😂.   Seriously though, this project now has me motivated to knock out my daughter’s bedroom next!

Boys Room Update and Inspiration

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Neutral Summer Decor From Amazon

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Playroom Organization and Makeover

Kids Playroom Makeover & Organization Ideas

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CHEAP & Easy DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover

Oh hey! It’s me! I only completed this cheap and easy DIY project like 4 months ago so it’s totally appropriate to be sharing now, right?  Sorry!!! I know, I’m sooooo bad at this!  I finally got these hideous filing cabinets painted and styled right in time for baby showers, birthdays, and the holiday season and then just TOTALLY bailed on sharing them with y’all.  Well, hopefully y’all don’t hate me and are still interested in seeing how I did it!

Easy DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover to Refresh Office

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DIY Christmas Tree Box with Raised Platform {+ Discount Code}

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Please Ignore the Plug 🙂 

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Creating a Spooky Halloween Tables Setting

How To Create A Spooky Tablescape—{Instantly Up Your Halloween Game With This Easy Trick!}

Huge thank you to Penguin Dry Ice for sponsoring today’s post!  And an even BIGGER thank you to you guys for supporting the brands that support this little blog and our little fam!  You guys help keep things running around here and we appreciate it more than you know!!

It’s Hocus Pocus time witches!!  I absolutely LOVE this time time of year!!  The pumpkins, the leaves, the crisp smelling air, the spooky, and of course THE WITCHES!  If you’ve been following for a while you know every year I create a spooky tablescape.  Well this year….I wanted to up my Halloween game!  (See last year’s photos below.)

As much as I loved my spooky tablescape last year, I knew this year I wanted to step up the creepy just a bit.  My kids are getting older and they LOVE Halloween as much as I do so I wanted to do something fun and creative for them (and for me lol).

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Before Penguin Dry Ice

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