Monday, August 8, 2011

Chez Nathanael's Faux Entry

The lovely Rene who blogs at Cottage and Vine started a new monthly party called "Room by Room".  I wanted to join too, so I thought I would share my faux entry.  Our 1980's Rancher doesn't have an actual entry way.  Side note: I would kill for one with a hall tree and umbrella stand or a center hall with a big round table in the middle (swoon!)  Anyhow, I created an entry area for my family.  Glass front credenza, with special treasures housed inside.  Mostly my "special gift" bunnies and other special treasures given to me or my family.  A lamp, a faux pathos, another bunny, a brass bowl for mail and a key box. I still want to find one of those cool umbrella stands for the left side of the credenza ~ next to the tiled "entry" area.  We tiled that little area to give wet shoes a place to land before hitting the carpet.  Mr Chez Nathanael does not like to ask guests to remove their shoes, so we compromised with a little tile area.

Some beautiful art for the wall by my favorite artist Betsy Brown; sorry about the flash glare in the first one.  I added a different angle without the glare : )
The "Entry" Credenza

Brass Bowl for Mail

I found this brass bowl at GW (I know, brass is so 80's but I love it ~ somehow to me it says "classy") the inside was all icky, probably used for a plant without a pot liner tray.  So I sanded it and sprayed it with black Rustoleum.  LOVE how it turned out, now when the mail comes I have some place to deposit it (after the junk mail goes in the recycle bin).

Box for keys

Keeps them all in one place!

Faux (dusty) pathos and Bunny
Funny the things you don't see until the flash hits them.
Thanks for stopping by, as always I love the company and would be soooo honored if you would consider following my blog.  I'm off to clean the pathos oh and and I'm linking to the Room by Room "Entry Way" Party at and Bunny (love the name!) at for her newbie party! 



  1. Ha! I would kill for an "entry" as big as yours! LOL! Your credenza is beautiful and I love your bunnies. BTW... I think brass is more "traditional" than it is "1980's" but either way, it's making a comeback :) What a great place for the mail! Have a nice week!


  2. You sound like me - wishing for a bigger entry (even though yours looks like a nice size). There could be much worse things I suppose :)

    Thank you for joining the party LeRae!

  3. Looks liek we have something in common, love for bunnies. You created a genuine looking foyer. Very nice!...Christine

  4. Very welcoming "entry way" :)

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

    ~Suzanne in IL

  5. You have created a really great space for your family and friends. Love the chest. What a great way to display your special treasures.
    I hopped over from Bunny Hop Wed. I am a new follower. Come by to visit and enter my giveaway. It ends tonight.

  6. I would also like to have a "real" enrty way. You really pulled it off with that piece of furniture.

    I have to say that I LOVE the bunnies...

    I came by to say thanks for coming to the Bunny Hop party this week, and make sure I am following you.

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

  7. Hi LeRae,
    Thanks soo much for following! You don't have your email on your google so I tracked you down here. =) I wanted to let you know the make of the jeans I used in my post. They're HYDRAULIC Premium Womens Skinny Jeans. Hope that helps. I'm not really sure where you'd fine them. Please stop by for another visit soon! : ) Hope you're having a great weekend.

    ~ Catie