Sunday, August 26, 2012

Playful Entryway

I decided to tweak & spruce up my entryway. I used to have a little dark wooden writing desk in this area but decided to donate it to a good cause in our community. Now, I needed something that would brighten up the empty space, that screamed "ME" and would be welcoming to anyone who comes to visit. My solution was simple. I love simple. I brought out this sweet dresser I thrifted a while back...I got a great deal on it from a shop that helps children with disabilities. I love knowing the money I gave is helping a disabled child and their family.

Since we are on a very very tight budget...I had to be creative with what I was going to use to decorate the dresser and space. I had to simply use what I already had. Simple enough. Pictures of my kids sweet faces, some colorful nick knacks from around the house a lamp from my family room.

The little red bird from my bathroom,
 a little canvas of a tin tea cup from my kitchen,
a chalkboard I made from an old cabinet door...

The little vintage globe I thrifted for 3 bucks that sat in my family room now placed on my daughter's little red chair which was gifted to her from grandparents when she was just a baby. Oh so sweet.
I hung the folk art canvas painting I did recently above the dresser giving the space a playful spin and a colorful pop. I am very pleased with the outcome. Simple things you have around the house placed on a simple white dresser in an entry way is simply sweet.


  1. Just found you and I love your blog and your style! I'm your newest follower and would love you to visit and say hi :)

  2. Everything look so happy and welcoming! You look at this and know you are in a happy home! Visiting from SSS

  3. What a wonderful post! I read your blog header and was touched by your poignant statement. "There is no greater joy than knowing that our children are walking in truth"...for a lifetime. We are expecting a new grandchild in a few months and this is my heart's desire for him, too.
    Thank you for sharing your charming vignette, my friend.

  4. As soon as I saw the picture I knew this had to be you. How I love your style and colorful decor. This is great with a bit of back to school flair with the globe.

  5. Such a sweet vignette! That red bird is the cutest!! xo Heather

  6. LOVE IT!!! To happy and cheerful! LOVE all your vintage goodies! We are definitely two peas in a pod!
    Are you getting close to your first day of school?

  7. thankyou all...very sweet comments!

  8. I love the dresser, first off! Why can't I find one like that. And your vignette made it ever prettier.

  9. I'm so glad that you linked this up at Sunday Blog Love, love your dresser and I must admit that the globe caught my attention right away. I'm off to read more of your blog, going to see how you did the picture hanging up.

  10. Wonderful vignette! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!