Monday, December 2, 2013

Sprucing up the Entryway...With a Wood Plank Wall

Hi friends - hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  We sure did and I'm so very thankful.
Well, as I mentioned a couple of posts back - we are on the Christmas Home Tour - this coming Sunday - AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!  O.K.  I feel better now - letting off some stress!   So nothing like knowing a "few" people are coming to make you whip things up into shape.  Soooo....  I've always wanted a wood wall and the perfect place for one was in the entryway.  Of course, I wanted one of these when we were building the house - but I suppose we ran out of money (most likely) or I forgot (also a very likely possibility) ;-) 
But luckily - my buddy, Andy, of Judd's Painting and Trim came through for me just in the nick of time!
We just used thin quarter inch sheets of poplar - staggering the seams.  This is a project I could have done myself and in the future I will BUT this time, I was happy to leave it to the pros.
Yesterday, Shaun and I discussed colors and stains and I bought some stain and wasted 12.00.  Oh well, it won't be the first time I've picked the wrong color.  In the end, I simply went back to some paint that I had used in another room called "Dill" from Porter paints - I watered it down - A LOT - and simply rubbed it on giving it a weathered look.  I LOVE it!
I then added a chalkboard I had made out of an old door frame.  It is painted in MMS "Kitchen Scale" milk paint.  
Then I brought in a table from my dear friend, Lisa.  Sorry for the color on this one - it is NOT that yellow green.
 I added a lamp, three big baskets...
...A Christmas wreath, some Paper white Bulbs (which was actually my son's science experiment), my globe - because I want PEACE ON EARTH!
Just across from that wall - is the stairs, with one of my planter boxes filled with a small tree and some packages.  That snow print - one of my favorites, came from the Goodwill!
You can see that even our lil' dog likes it in here!
And this is the view looking in from the office.  I plan on adding some fresh greens to the table a lil' closer to the weekend but for now...
I'll try and keep you posted on the decorating.  And if you come to visit - don't stand still for long - or I just might tie a ribbon on you!
Happy Decorating Friends!


Patty Sumner said...

I just love it! I think you have done a great job. I love the Peace wreath and the globe....what a cool idea! Happy decorating....and show us more!!!!! Blessings!

Stacey said...

Of course it's all just perfect!

Melinda said...

Oh, everything looks so festive and

I love home tours at Christmas.

M : )

Liz said...

Love the wood wall! That color really looks great on it! Good luck with the Christmas home tour.

must love junk said...

This looks fantastic! Great job :)

Jeannette said...

Hi Cathy! Your home and everything you do is just gorgeous! I like to click on just to look at your beautiful kitchen in your header pic!lol Makes me happy just to look at it. I want this look desperately in my own place! I loved your Christmas décor last year and look forward to more views this year! Sincerely, Jeannette

Heather said...

I love the idea of using the door for the chalk board. I have been looking for something to use and you were a lovely inspiration!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Such a pretty entry...LOVE LOVE the plank wall!!