Transforming our Entry

Today I am joining in on Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage. I have been working on spiffing up our entry on and off for awhile. One morning I woke up and looked at all that white in our entry and decided it needed something. Here is what it looked before:

And here is what it looks like now with a little paint, rearranging and a special something:

I changed up the furniture a little. I had asked your opinion and most everyone agreed that this look was better than the green chest. It will find a new home once we finish our Creativity Space (trying that name on for size!)

Then I got rid of all that white! I painted the back of the front door with some leftover paint from the window box trim in the dining room. And, I used leftover wall paint from the dining room to paint the architectural piece above the door. I think it came off of an old bed. I distressed it a little and Mr. Hughes hung it up for me. Now for that something special....

The fabulous shield shaped frame that I brought home from the last flea market! I left it alone, color wise and just removed the old wood off the back. I went searching through Mr. Hughes' Vintage French catalogues and found a few photos of things I felt everyone should have when they leave: hat, shoes, umbrella, and luggage. I collaged them together and then I added the finishing touch....

It is French for "Until Next Time." I had to look it up... I took 4 years of Spanish! But, everything is better in French, isn't it.
I put it all up with a wide ivory grosgrain ribbon and attached it at the top of the door with flat push pins.

Please remember my giveaway if you haven't signed up for it yet and also put my first party on your calender! Well, I am off to Gina's to see what everyone else has transformed!


  1. ooooooo love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Oh yes, everything is definitely better in French! I love everything - the reds and blues ... gorgeous!

  3. It's awesome! I love every detail! Great job! Looks like a DIY Show Off feature to me. ;)

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  4. wow! what a great transformation! i especially love that door sign :-)

  5. THanks for stopping by my blog & commenting! Be sure to follow to see when i post an upcoming giveaway! Happy blogging!

  6. I love the shield you made for your door! Nice job on the entry redo. :)

  7. Mmmm...what a lovely entry way, friend! Love the architectural piece above the door...and what a great color, too! ;)


  8. I adore the colors. Aqua, green and red all make appearances in my home too! Fab redo!

  9. it looks so great!!!!! (so fresh & fun!!!!)


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