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!