An Updated Foyer For Spring | Live Pretty on a Penny

An Updated Foyer For Spring

I just can't help the urge to continue minimal updates for the warmer weather. Weather really affects my mood and of course sunshine leads me to be more productive.

A couple years back, I purchased a ClosetMaid 3-Cube Bench from Target for my doorway.  I purchased this bench because my husband would come into the house and leave his boots, the dog leashes or whatever right at the door, and it would get on my nerves. To help with the problem, I knew that we needed some nice storage that was easily accessible. Enter the entryway bench:

Image courtesy of Target

I knew that I liked the size of the bench, however the top portion was a little plain to me. So I immediately made it over by reupholstering it with some inexpensive fabric from a local store here in Atlanta and added some wicker baskets from Targer. Afterwards, the bench and my entryway looked like this:


Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and as I was doing a little Spring cleaning, I realized the fabric seemed dirty. I also felt that I wanted a solid fabric, instead of patterned, so I headed to Hobby Lobby to get new fabric. 

I came home with a heavy duty linen, that had a slight gold and silver sparkle. I paid about $6 for it. I didn't even bother pulling the old fabric off. I just got my hot glue gun and got to work. 

After I finished, I used a couple of  greek key pillows that I found at Walmart to jazz up the plain fabric. I am so happy with how it turned out and made me realize that "less is truely more."


Remember, that a quick reupholster can refresh a chair, bench, footstool, or even a pillow, even if you don't know how to sew, like me:) A glue gun can solve that problem. Spring always has a way to bring out the creativity and the urge to update for the beautiful days ahead. Especially after what seemed like a long and ugly Winter.  So go for it!

If you wanna know more about the DIY shelves above the bench, please check out my tutorial here. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Until next time!


  1. Erin, you did a great job upholstering that bench and you pulled the look together perfectly with such great accessories. Your entryway looks so cozy and inviting.

    1. Thanks Dee D. I enjoy walking into the house with the changes.

  2. It looks so much nicer! It wasn't bad at all before, but the new fabric, pillows and new arrangement on your shelves look more pulled together!! Great job, friend.

  3. It looks so good! I love those pillows!

  4. pretty, pretty and mo pretty!

  5. This looks really great Erin, I love how you did simple and inexpensive this to livin u p the area.

  6. Thanks Keoshia. Nothing like a quick update to change things around!

  7. You did a great job. I liked both versions. The fun part is that with a scrap of fabric you can keep changing the looks as much as you want. :-)


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