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This weekend, I made a serious leap in one of my New Year’s Resolutions – I finally tacked an area of our house that has been bothering me since I moved in a year ago. Our house was built in the 1950’s, and we have this empty wall with a big, awkward heating vent in our entry area. On any given day, this area was home to the vacuum, Tim’s work shipment boxes, and out-of-place shoes. Our photos on the wall aren’t even straight in the below “Before” photo, which shows you how much attention we paid to the space.

sweet life a la carte decor entry sideboard 1920's

{before – not a very warm welcome}

Inspired by one of my new favorite books, The Perfectly Imperfect Home, I decided to create a welcoming space where we could set our keys, mail, and bags as we come in the door; have gloves, pens, and sunglasses at the ready (but out of sight); and transform this empty, unused wall into something homey, practical, and beautiful.

perfectly imperfect home book decor

{my inspiration – from The Perfectly Imperfect Home}

Last Friday, my mom and I visited a few shops and I was on a mission to find a beautiful piece of furniture to fill our empty wall. We hit gold at Return Engagement, an upscale resale store in Atascadero. I saw this sideboard, dated back to the 1920’s, as soon as I walked in and I knew it was absolutely perfect for the space!

entry decor 1920 sideboard side table

{after – I am in love with this space and my new sideboard!}

A few more details:

{bird of prey feet}

sideboard 1920 furniture

{the sunburst drawer is my favorite}

Eventually, I want to add a big mirror above the table, and of course keep my crystal vase stocked with fresh flowers. I am so happy with this transformation!

[throw - West Elm, candle - West Elm, frame - Pottery Barn, vase - Riedel]

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