We’ve lived in this house for 3 years and I’ve hated how tiny and closed in our entryway is.  When you first walk into our house, you are quickly greeted by our 3-sided brick fireplace that jets right out into the room.  Don’t get me wrong, I love painted brick – but it’s a little in-your-face, ya know?  That, coupled with an out of style front door and little space for a coat rack or table – it’s just not ideal.

One day it dawned on me that although I can’t smash through the fireplace with a hammer (yet), and I can’t make this space any larger – I can at least make it prettier.   And let’s face it, this space needs a lot of prettying up.