Fo’ yer Entertainment

Fo’ yer Entertainment
Have I ever told you about my grandma?  Well, she is the coolest.  She is also a lady.  The type of person who keeps a lace hankie in her sleeve, and if she doesn’t happen to be wearing long sleeves, she’ll tuck a hankie in her watch wristband. Once, when I was about 13, I said the word ‘pee’ in her presence, and never forgot the look she gave me. I haven’t said it since.  (In her presence, at least). She gardens in white dress slacks.  She calls the rectangular patch of tile in her entryway the foyer.  
See, you don’t really need a formal entry space to have a foyer, you just have to BELIEVE!  You just start calling that space a foyer, and everyone else will too, fancypants.  A little makeover wouldn’t hurt either, like Kim’s from What Am I Going to Be When I Grow Up.  Her husband built that bench with nothing but a picture torn out of Martha Stewart Living to guide him! I’m impressed.



  1. colleen
    May 31, 2012 / 4:09 PM

    OK. I need to revolt against the “Hmmmm” for this. This is completely adorable!!!!!


  2. Anonymous
    May 31, 2012 / 5:35 PM

    i followed the link to their site and it says they took the easy way out and bought the bench. he did not make it with his hands only by looking at a picture..

  3. May 31, 2012 / 6:46 PM

    Anonymous…please read the whole post. We originally bought the black and wicker bench in the middle picture, but I didn’t like it so I finally talked him into building the bench in the final picture. The bench in the picture is built into the wall so there is no way we could have bought it. Thanks for looking! 🙂 Kim

  4. May 31, 2012 / 7:59 PM

    Love. Our “foyer” is where we have an ugly, cheap Walmart area rug that slides all over the place and is never properly in place when we need it and a semi converted armoire that holds a ton of junk, some really priceless items (all underneath the junk) and my winter coat. I think I need to change that!

  5. May 31, 2012 / 8:21 PM

    My “foyer” is literally 3 square feet of space, but I’m going to start referring to a foyer thanks to you and your grandma! Will make me feel more fancy, I think 🙂

  6. May 31, 2012 / 9:23 PM

    I love that your Grandma called her entry a foyer. I think I’m going to “believe” too and call my door area the foyer. God bless her and you for passing along this no money tip.

  7. June 1, 2012 / 2:21 AM

    Mine’s called, a ‘don’t put your damned dirty boots there I can barely walk without tripping over the blasted things’ area. Very homely actually. Nice entrance area in the pics. I sort of don’t like the mish mash of colours and shapes though. I guess that’s not important, the bench is terrific!

  8. June 1, 2012 / 6:49 PM

    Your grandma sounds exactly like my mom; the foyer, the white pants while gardening, even down to the ‘sleeve hankie!’

  9. jennifer
    June 4, 2012 / 3:11 AM

    it looks like a nice shelf and bench with a patch of wall painted behind it to ‘try’ and make it look like 1 piece. i dont get it .. looks like what it is.

  10. kelli
    June 5, 2012 / 1:57 AM

    i am not really crazy about this redo. nice idea and colors…looks cheap

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