Some lousy pictures to try to keep up the posting tempo.
Home entry area before:
That's a painting from my parent's house and a table from the old house. It's never really been right, but the fit was ok and it did most of the job.
Home entry area after:
New items purchased through Amazon. They came flat pack and I only screwed up one piece (you can't see the goof in the picture), suffice it to say that those post anchors don't want to be pulled, not even with a hammer.
We're going to have to figure out something for keys, and it would be nice to find someplace out of the way for the Old City painting. Overall though I think this is a decent improvement.