Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PLease -- Come On In!

We live in an older home -- a home that I just found out has absolutely no insulation in any of the walls! Yikes -- you don't want to know about our utility bills in the summer and winter for this quaint, two-story home built in 1924 without any insulation whatsoever. So, to take my mind off the rather pricey cost of insulating (the house is brick so that makes insulating a little trickier and probably costlier!), I thought I would share with you my recent entryway re-do.

Do you love it?  I do!!  That striped cabinet makes me smile every day!  Plus, more storage and . . . bonus -- the inside is painted a gorgeous aqua-blue which happens to be my and Maddy's fave color!  Previously, I had a blah-looking table in the entryway that lived there for years and years.  It was fine and functional (no storage though), but I really wanted something different for this little space.  I tried zzzzing it up with a DIY-redo on a mirror.  Do you remember how that turned out?  Yep, DIY-disaster! Then I had to also replace the mirror!  Oh bummer, more shopping!! 

Though I didn't get a photo yet, there is an equally adorable little black bench across from the cabinet from none other than Hobby Lobs. I forgot Hobby Lobby even had furniture!  Coworker and shopper extraordinaire Jodee (who frequently visits Hobby Lobs-do  not tell Chef Daddy) reminded me and I just happened to find the bench last weekend!  Bonus, it was on sale plus an additional discount due to a couple minor itty-bitty scratches.  Love a good deal, don't you!


Lisa said...

love it!!!

Dawn said...

I LOVE this..great job!!

Kristin said...

It's wonderful!! I don't have a decorator's eye....but you most certainly do!

Football and Fried Rice said...

It's so beautiful! Now, I really want to see pictures of your quaint house!!

Jodee Leader said...

Love, love, love your entry way makeover! It's perfect! I especially love the stripes, and I can't wait to see the bench! Next week is coupon week at Hobby Lobby so we may have to make a run over the noon hour. HA HA!

Love Letters To China said...

Love it! Makes me want to do a make over for my entryway too. Look forward to more pics of your home.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Love, love, love, the front hall. ADORABLE!

and, I love, love, love, the new blog look! Did you do it yourself?


Joy Graham said...

Looks great! I can see why it makes you smile! Thank you for having tea on Thursday! Try this tea recipe, it's good!
Ginger - Honey Iced Tea
3 cups water
2 family sized tea bags
1/2 cup honey
1Tbsp. Grated Ginger
Garnish with lemon slices

Bring 3 cups water to boil, add tea bags. Boil one minute, remove from heat. Steep 10 minutes covered.
Discard tea bags, add honey and ginger dissolve. Add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.
Have a happy 4th!!!-Joy

3 Peanuts said...

It looks beautiful!!! LOVE the stripes and that mirror too:)

Alyson and Ford said...

Very elegant! Sweet! Good job!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Kim K. said...

Gorgeous and elegant. I especially like the fern as an accent.