I’m pretty sure I’ve never shown you my front entryway. Why? Well, that’s because it’s always been a bit of an eye sore. What’s even more embarrassing is that it’s the entrance that everyone uses when visiting my little shop.


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It’s a pretty tight space, so I apologize in advance for the weird camera angles. I tried to get the best shots I could. (I even stood on the porch in the snow for a few.) This space is also somewhat dark since my front door is mostly solid with only a small window at the top. A new front door has been on my wish list for quite some time, but that’s another story.


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As I’m sure you can agree, this space needs to be enlivened with a splash of color! The walls are already painted a great neutral gray that I love. I just needed some really unique accessories.


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So, I hopped in my car and headed to Target. They recently released their new home decor line, Threshold. It’s fabulous – budget-friendly, high style, bold colors, and tons of options.


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Not surprisingly, I was greeted with aisle after aisle of really beautiful, high-quality products. I could have spent hours checking it all out. Talk about color! My mind immediately went to work on what I could use for my space. I thought about a couple possibilities, including those big rattan baskets, but ultimately I fell head over heals for this unique bench with its colorful woven top. It would be the perfect size, and since it was the last one on the shelf, I knew it was meant to be. I grabbed a few other coordinating accessories, loaded up my cart, checked out, and headed home. 


While the Threshold line has several different color stories and themes, they still work very nicely together. Whether your taste is simple and neutral or bold and eclectic, there’s a combination for you. 


Now, get ready, this is going to be a quick, yet beautiful makeover.


I started out with my bench. 


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Perfect fit! 


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After that I hung up my artwork


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Remember, I put these together last week with just a couple pieces of fabric. (See the full tutorial here.) They look pretty paired up with the bench, right?


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Then I added this great hammered tray, topped up with a pair of blue vases and an incredible yarn-wrapped gazelle bust. I think I love it the most.


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A bright turquoise basket underneath for some magazine storage adds a pop of fun color. 


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And that’s it! My new, colorful entryway! 



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I’m so glad I decided on that little bench. I’m crazy about it. I’m also a big fan of all of the color I was able to incorporate. It’s now a fun and happy little entry. 


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Remember where I started?


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And now…

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Totaling everything up, I spent just over $200 to give this tiny foyer some new life and color. 


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Below are links for all the items I used to create this updated entryway. 


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1. Beveled Mirrored Glass Frame // 2. Turquoise Wicker Basket  // 3. Silver Serving Tray  

 4. Woven Accent Bench // 5. Small Blue Glass Vase // 6. Medium Blue Glass Vase  // 7. Yarn Wrapped Gazelle



If you haven’t had a chance, swing by your local Target and check out the new Threshold line. They have some many great, classics pieces. Even by adding one or two fun accessories, you could completely change the look of your own entryway. 


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Happy Decorating! What do you think of my updated space?



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A big thanks to the awesome folks at Target for supplying me with these beautiful Threshold products at no cost in exchange for my review. Please note that the opinions, thoughts and ideas listed above are my own. I really do love and recommend these products. 

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Comments

  • Margo at

    It looks fantastic, Michael. Well done…as usual!!

  • Tonya @ Love of Family And Home at

    I went to Target a couple weeks ago & saw all of this stuff! LOVE it all!!

    And your new updated entry is fabulous!! I don’t remember seeing that bench at our Target….it’s lovely!

  • Jane S. at

    That looks great! I especially love that bench — such a good starting point for your new, colorful entry. 🙂

  • Kim L. at

    Stunning! I love how fun and happy the entryway is. I especially adore the hammered metal try and vivid blue vases. The gazelle head is a whimsical touch.

  • Linda @ it all started with paint at

    I so adore that yarn-wrapped gazelle bust too! I eye it every time I’m at Target and will probably rue the day when it’s gone and I failed to grab one of my own! Now I’m wondering if some of the various creatures I picked up at Salvation Army might be yarn-wrapped candidates …

    The entry looks fabulous!

    🙂 Linda

  • berwindbully at

    Looks great. You do amazing things!

  • Bottle Pop Party Company at

    It’s amazing. I love it. It’s the perfect amount of color and “stuff”. Now dear Target, how’s about you letting me show you what I can do with toddler clothing section? I can work wonders.

    I didn’t even see those yarn wrapped things at my Targ and my Targ always has EVERYTHING. Hmmph!

  • Lisa at

    Whoa! You made that look so easy. It looks so great 😉

  • Sarah at

    I love everything about this! Great choice with the bench & I love that turquoise basket!

  • Anonymous at

    LOVE IT! You did a great job!

  • RD at

    Michael, this is some of your best work yet! It works so beautifully together–all the textures and colors are gorgeous. And the framed fabric–brilliant. Your entry way looks marvelous! I want this at home.

  • Deb at

    Michael, I love the new entryway. It looks fabulous and that bench is the best!!

  • Heather at

    The bench is just perfect!!

  • handmade_mama at

    Sweet and friendly. I love it. I love that bench too! Saw it at our local Target the other day.

    We have 2 pairs of Threshold sheets and we LOVE them. They wash up so soft, don’t get a zillion wrinkles in them, and the fitted sheets have 2 elastic straps on each corner, so they stay on really, really nicely. I would definitely buy more of them. The queen sets are only around $45, which is superb. I can’t bring myself to pay $100 for a set of sheets.

    Congrats on your mini-makeover. I hope your shoppers love it!

  • Inspire Me Heather at

    I like everything you’ve picked out Michael and it all looks perfect in that space!

  • Geekwif at

    Adorable! I love it!

  • Sharon Sheff at

    Target and Ikea…are my fav stores

  • Amy at

    I love it – especially the bench! I purchased one myself about two weeks ago – after I searched two different Targets (and had them pull their other benches from the back) to make sure I was getting the best colors on mine! lol (Poor Target employees…) Your entryway looks fabulous! 🙂

  • jam at

    So great! Even if I’m just swinging into Target for something simple like picking up a prescription, I always swing down the Threshold aisles – I’m obsessed, but I have to say, you found some really great pieces that I haven’t seen before! I love that this is a very simple update that doesn’t take too much time and you just had fun with it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Patti @ Pandoras Box at

    Hi..The bench is just fabulous – great find! And you have accessorized the area to perfection! I also noticed that you have a ton of “anonymous spam comments” – I have also been hit with them in the past week (some people have nothing better to do, I guess!) I always enjoy visiting here!

  • The Sterling Cherub at

    Just gorgeous, Michael! You did an amazing job with a small space, it has such personality now!

    My motto whenever I am at Target or T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s, etc. If you see something and like it but may not be 100% sure of the color, if it will fit your space, etc., BUY IT ANYHOW! You can always take it back. If you get it home and it doesn’t work, return it to the store. A friend of mine argued that this may mean an extra trip to the store, and I said, well, if you get home and regret not getting it and go back for it, it’s an extra trip to the store anyhow, and the thing may be gone by then!

  • Karen Ray at

    Love the entire design, very creative and perfect for the entry.

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