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bright colorful entryway 01There’s about a million disclaimers I want to give to this post.  For one thing, I’m not an interior decorator – although I do love looking at decor books, blogs, and magazines.  This is one of the rooms in my little rent house that I’ve put the most effort into because it’s the first thing people see when they walk through my front door.  It’s a strange little area, I’m not sure what it was originally intended to be used for, but I love having a whole mini room to use as a fun entryway.  I do love all the colors and everything happening in here, but like every room ever probably, it’s not what I would call “finished” just yet.  Also, this is for real how it is now – I didn’t change things up just to take pictures, other than a little straightening and sweeping.  I didn’t even dust because I’m not exactly sure what that means. ;)  Since I’m not a decorator, I wanted to share the rooms in my home as they are and as I use them and “style” them for everyday real life.  {But if you’re aching for some great, professionally styled rooms to feast your eyeballs on, I recommend Emily Henderson’s blog.  She’s awesome.  And hilarious!}

So, let’s get on with it, shall we?  This is what this little area looked like when I first moved in.  Pretty much every wall in the house was painted this light sand color, which doesn’t bother me, so I left it.  Like I mentioned, this is a rent house, so I’m not really trying to paint every wall, just bring my touch to what was already there add a million nail holes, obviously.  Here’s the “before”..IMG_8023The top painting on the left was done by my friend Wendi.  I love the colors of it.  The Oklahoma “home” sign was purchased at DNA Galleries.  It changes colors.  I’m kind of obsessed with it.  The framed needlework under that is a piece my grandma brought with her when she moved in with me, as was the little seasonal “welcome” hanging to the far left.  On the right, we have the awesome work by my late friend Matt Carr.  It’s know as Glitter Jesus and it’s one of my favorite things in my whole house. bright colorful entryway 02bright colorful entryway 03bright colorful entryway 04Most of what you see in this room, such as this chair, was found at a thrift store.  That’s just how I roll, you know.bright colorful entryway 05If you walked through the entryway room and turned around to face the door, this is the view you’d see – well, half of it anyway.  One time I came across an image with a bunch of small mirrors on a wall, and ever since then I’ve wanted to do a room of mirrors like this.  It’s coming along nicely. bright colorful entryway 06This is what that side of the room looked like before. IMG_8027bright colorful entryway 07bright colorful entryway 08This is my charming little mail slot, and down below you can see my grandma’s fake puppy….because my grandma is funny and awesome.  It even barks..bright colorful entryway 12On the other side of the doorway {behind the door} is this little area.bright colorful entryway 13bright colorful entryway 14This is another painting by my friend Wendi.  A couple of years ago, my word for the year was “love” and this verse was the one I chose to go along with the love theme for the year.  Wendi painted it out for me, and it’s a wonderful reminder to see on my way out the door each morning.bright colorful entryway 15Hats, hats, and more hats.  My grandma and I are two peas in a pod, so our stuff plays well together.bright colorful entryway 09bright colorful entryway 10Love this butterfly art that my grandma brought with her when she moved in.  It features my favorite colors: green and blue.bright colorful entryway 11And there you have it.  My entryway room in my little home.  Y’all should stop by sometime – unless you’re a creeper.  No creepers allowed.


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danielleFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:17 pm

i absolutely love it, it looks so unique & cool!

Abi RuthFebruary 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Thank you! Clicked over to your blog after receiving your comment, and now I’ve got it bookmarked. :)

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