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{Springified entry way}

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While i am waiting for paint to dry, i thought i would take a few pics of my “springified” entry way.  Even though – the weather outside is crap – not very springy here at all :(

This is what it looked like last week…I am really bad and don’t change things up much around here – i always think i am going to, but other things come up.  But this is a perfect spot to change up, since its a pretty big spot and i can see it from the main areas of my house.

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And after…I changed out the wood architectural piece above the rod for a old long window.  I took down the pics of the kids, and hung mason jars from the rod.  Then i changed out my wreath for my tissue one that i posted about here.  And then, just changed out a few of the knick knack stuff to make it a little lighter. 

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Isn’t it fresher for the summer?!  And i have fresh flowers throughout the house – so this is another perfect spot to bring in some fun color :) 

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I hung the mason jars with twine – and when i hung the rod, i hung it on studs, which was good because with the water in all the jars, it is pretty heavy. 

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For the window, i cut out letters on the cricut, laid it out, and then used the negative space for my stencil.  After i painted it, i took a 60 grit sand block and scuffed up the paint.  **So – side note here – i have this awesome craft room – that i haven’t used even once!!  Speaking of which, i still need to post that – sorry, i get side tracked :) **

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Love the dust on the rod!!!  Haha!! 

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Then i just added some accessories that i found throughout the house.  A fake (yes its fake – but i think its cute) ikea plant, an old metal oil can, an old metal tool box with candles (love me a toolbox, wood or metal – i have them everywhere!!), some candlesticks and my big ol milk tin that i love :)

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 And i love how much space this rod/window/dresser thing takes up.  We have 10ft ceilings and i love how much wall space it uses.  And, when spring is over, i can scrape the paint off the window and change it up for the next season.

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And, think of all the other things that you can put in the mason jars.   How cute would it be with some sand and candles?!  In the winter – some espson salt with some tea light candles?!  And you could hang other things with the mason jars – or mix it up – what about some little tin buckets with flowers or some branches, – freaking cute….

And there it is…my springified entry way!  I have a couple more springy spaces that i am hoping to finish this week and i will be back :)

Post by Sausha

19 Responses to {Springified entry way}

  1. Wanda @ Just Vintage May 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I love the whole spring arrangement! It's so fresh and happy. I especially love the idea of the curtain rod to hang things on. My eye is kinda roving around right now wondering just where I could do that too. ;-)

  2. Jess @ House Sweet Home May 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Love it! The little changes make all of the difference in the world!

  3. Lindsey May 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I love this! I recently found your blog, and I am loving all this DIY inspiration!

  4. Jen-CraftOManiac May 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    So beautiful, I love the other ides you suggested for the holidays for the cute jars. I adore the old glad window with Spring painted on. SO BEAUTIFUL AND FRESH. I adore it. winks-jen

  5. Becca May 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Gorgeous !! So Spring-y and fun !! Love how you hung the mason jars filled with colorful flowers … and, the sign is fabulous !! xo

  6. Amy May 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Ooooh I love it. Looks so fresh and clean!

  7. Korrie@RedHenHome May 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Very pretty! I just love the look of fresh flowers in canning jars!

  8. Christa @ Stories of a House May 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow, Sausha – your home is gorgeous. You did a great job on springifying the entry way. I LOVE the wreath hanging from the rod, and will remember that idea for the next house :)

  9. Heather May 18, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    I love it! So pretty and welcoming.=) Ps, where do you find "old windows"?? Just lying around??

  10. Gayle May 18, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    Looks GOOD! A lot of impact for a little effort……

  11. Saby May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I just LOVE this look! And using the curtain rod, mason jars…genius! I've been looking for something to do on a blank wall in our bedroom and this mabybe just the thing – thanks! Oh and just curious – what kind of paint did you use on the window? I've used vinyl on old windows, but never even thought of paint!

  12. Orange it Lovely May 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    oh that is darling. All of it!!
    Tana

  13. Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking May 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    That is just so pretty – the before AND the after!

    I'd love to live in your house.

  14. Elaine May 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Love love love it!!! Everything about it, but mostly the mason jars. How cute are they hanging lopsided full of flowers. Sigh!

  15. Reenie May 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    So cute.

  16. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home May 20, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Ya know, Sausha, my foyer has been crying out for a makeover. I think I'm going to copy your curtain rod hanger.

  17. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek May 27, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    I love the galvanized metal! Especially the candles in the tool box thingy!

  18. danemi1 May 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    wow wow wow – I have spent ages mooching around your blog – hope you dont mind – wow ho inspirational – I just wanna start painting and playing right this very minute – I totally love it – can I come by and hang out again soon please hun – Its a long way from blighty but wow so worth the journey!!!!

  19. Chantel June 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I love your style. What a cute entry way. I have got to ask how you find all of those vintage windows and old milk pails. I have been looking for both. I may need to move to UT. lol.

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