Welcome…Well, I had to start somewhere, right? I’ll start with the front entrance and keep the rest coming steadily. I really like to have a welcoming front entrance and this one has come a looooooong way from closing day. Here is the before:
I know, I know…pretty dark..and yes, it smelled like cats.
And here is the after…
The little coat and hat rack was my husband’s grandmother’s and the hats are my mother and grandmother’s gardening hats. I think they are very welcoming, don’t you? I really love all the details in the woodwork on the base and trunk of the coat rack. The milk jug was found in my husband’s grandparent’s old farmhouse in Oklahoma. My husband painted it for me about 8 years ago and we stored it for a while in the garage. After being stored for 8 years, It has a wonderful rusty patina. Just like a fine wine…it gets better with age…lol. The rug is an antique and is from Thailand. It has been in my family almost 40 years, and the chest of drawers has also been in our family for years…I don’t remember how many but it really is a favorite piece of furniture. It goes well in any room.
The flooring is slate laid in a brick pattern.
Paint is Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige on the walls.
Trim is Sherwin Williams Shoji White.
I found these little knobs at Hobby Lobby of all places. They have a good selection of unusual knobs…and I wanted something different.
Well, sorry there is not more today…but soon!
I’m linking up with:
Kim’s Boring to Better Party
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Kristin’s Tuesday's Treasures
Power of Paint Party
Transformation to Treasures at Pink Postcard
DIY by Design
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Feature Yourself Friday
Saturday Nite Special
You can find all of the links to these weekly parties in my sidebar to the right. Thank you ladies for hosting these very fun blog parties! There are so many wonderful ideas so I hope you will visit these blogs and see for yourself!
***I would like to thank Denise at Pink Postcard for featuring me this week!***
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.