Monday, October 3, 2011

Decorating My Entryway

As those of you regular followers know, we recently moved out of our small condo into a home. We really don't have any furniture, so are house is pretty open right now. Our living/dining room is the first room that you walk into and it doesn't have any furniture. However, I wanted it to feel somewhat welcoming and decorate at least the entryway for now. My first order of business was to get a rug. Since our doorway entry is at an angle, I thought a circle rug would works well rather than creating another angle with a rectangular rug. I had a hard time finding any circular rugs that I liked. I wanted something plain since I don't know how I am going to decorate the rest of the room yet. I found this rug online at Home Decorators. It works fine for the purpose. It isn't my favorite rug in the world, but I wanted something simple.

I also knew I wanted a bench in the entryway. I decided on white, since I have used painted white wood throughout the house so I felt it tied in with the style in the home. I found the bench on Overstock. I found the basket to hold the shoes at Home Goods and I just added a piece of felt to the bottom so it didn't scratch my wood floor.

I made the pillow covers using the steps from this earlier post. I found the lime fabric at JoAnn and the floral pattern online called Paradise Ivory Double Blooms. I found free subway art at this site. I am going to swap the art with each holiday and between I will have the quote that is now in the frame. I had it printed as a 16"x20" photo at Costco for around $6. I found the white frame at Aaron Brothers.

I made the hanging mason jar vases by purchasing a small piece of pine at Lowe's and sawing it in half so I had two boards. I painted the boards with two coats of white paint. I bought two hose clamps and my hubby drilled a hole though the clamp at secured onto the board. I then added a picture hanger on the back of each board and secured the jars into the clamps and hung on the wall. Super easy. I now just have to make sure I have at least some kind of flower blooming all year to keep the jars full.


  1. Looks great! Can't wait to see your new place. Hopefully we can meet up around Thanksgiving?

  2. Lovely! You are such a clever girl.