If you have been following Liz Marie Blog for a while since we have been in our Michigan house, then you know our tiny entryways has changed many times over the past year. Well, we had an unexpected change a few weeks ago that I forgot to tell you about. It’s a funny story really. So, Jose and I were out junkin’ one day & I discovered an armoire at one of my favorite local stores, R. Lucas Scott. I needed it. It was massive, but I had been looking for an armoire for our master bedroom & this one would be perfect. Did I mention it was big? The husband was beyond thrilled that we had to load it up in the trailer & hinted that I might want to hire someone to get it upstairs to our bedroom. I could tell he wasn’t kidding & I knew I wouldn’t be too much help to him so we hired movers to put it in our bedroom the next day. The movers showed up & right away I knew it wasn’t going to go well. The two guys that showed up looked very unmotivated & not much bigger than me, but I showed them the armoire & showed them where it needed to go & let them do their thing. A few minutes later I heard “Mam, I’m not sure this is going to fit up your stairs.” I knew it. After a little while more of struggling I suggested they just stop & I thanked them for trying & said goodbye. I think they could have tried a little harder, but I just saw a disaster happening & I didn’t want anyone or anything to get hurt. I was then left with a 7ft armoire sitting in my living room & no where to put it. So what did I do? I decided to replace the piece in our entryway & put it there instead. When life hands you lemons…
Another funny story? It was already painted a very lovely cream & mossy green, but when I put it in the entryway I just knew that it wasn’t going to work. I painted the entire thing with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in farmhouse white & I wasn’t totally loving it. Wouldn’t you know that the same day Miss Mustard Seed blogged an identical armoire painted in farmhouse white BUT she painted the inlays with the color grainsack & she was thinking what I was thinking! It needed an extra pop because all white was a little boring. So, since she confirmed my thoughts, that’s what I did. I painted the inlays in Miss mustard seed milk paint in grainsack & it was so much better.
The armoire holds tons of coats, shoes, bags, & some other things because our entryway closet on the opposite wall is so small, this armoire is a lifesaver! I love being able to hide everything away for a super clean look in the tiny space that connects with our living room. I left the inside of the armoire how it was when I got it, & I don’t hate it. The mirror is not my favorite thing ever, but it’s there & I might make some changes later, but for now it works just fine for us.
That’s our little entryway update & how it looks today. A little irritated I paid movers to bring this piece upstairs & still had to pay even though it wouldn’t work, but poor planning on my part mixed with lack of motivation really wasn’t going to get the job done I guess. I’m thankful it works in this space & that we had another spot for it. What do you think about our entryway armoire? Has this kind of thing every happened to you? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. xx
click [here] to see our rustic entryway coat rack.
Chair: [click here]
Armoire: R. Lucas Scott
Paint: Miss Mustard Seed
Greenery: The Found Cottage
Number Pillow: Fabric Scout
Word pillow: The Go Girl Shoppe
Sofa: Painted Fox
Rug: World Market
Striped backpack: [click here]