I don’t know about you all, but I’m crushing on farmhouse entry ways at the moment. I’m a sucker for natural light, board and batten trim, and somewhere pretty to drop my bags and kick off my shoes. This week, I found four lovely farmhouse entry ways that spoke to me.
I love this entry way for lots of reasons. I love the shaggy rug and the wooden bench. I love those big baskets for shoes and I love the little topiary in the olive pot. The blanket and pillow make the space look inviting too.
Our entry way has improved significantly over the years, but it is still pretty boring. Before he passed away, my dad graciously helped us build this built in coat rack into the wall behind the door. It added a space for us to hang our coats and bookbags, and we have used it so much. I subscribe to the belief that organization should be both functional and attractive. While our entry way is now functional for our family, it certainly isn’t pretty.
I’d like to change the following things about our entry. I’d like to paint the back of the door black to give it some personality.
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know about my obsession with typographical art. I’m also just a tiny bit obsessed with monogrammed things.
I recently used the Weddingchics website to print this monogram on a burlap sheet.
You can buy the burlap sheets at Walmart in packs of four for $5. The Weddingchics monogram download is free but copyrighted. It is available to you for personal use, though.
Did you know you can use your word processor to create a simple monogram that looks high end and elegant? I used several different fonts to get the look I wanted.
The letter B and the name “Boone” are in the Century Gothic font, with two lines drawn above and below the name. This font came free with my word processing software. The year “2009” is written in Bradley Hand, which was also already on our computer. The word “established” is in Brusher font, which I downloaded from freefonts.com.
I already had the frame so this project cost me absolutely nothing. I love a good free project!
Have a wonderful week! Here’s a look at what we are sharing this week on Organized and Simplified:
What is the difference between a “house” and a “home?” By definition, the two words mean almost the same thing, but connotatively, a Home is where you feel comfort and a sense of belonging.
With just a few tips and a little money, you can make your house feel more like Home.
1. New mattress, pillows and sheets
A comfy bed goes a long way in making your house feel like home. Replace your mattress every eight to ten years to ensure that your back is well supported. Comfy pillows and sheets will help you to sleep better at night.
2. Layer, layer, layer!
Nothing adds cozy and comfort to a room like an area rug and curtains. Our dining room was mighty bare and boring until we added this rug and these curtains.
3. A pleasant smell really makes your home feel cozy
We love to use candles from Anthropologie to make our house more inviting. These Eden Spring candles are lightly scented and amazing.
4. Decorate with things that matter to you.
Artwork adds a lot in a home. You can find all sorts of inexpensive and interesting art online on Pinterest, Etsy, and my personal favorite, Graphics Fairy. You can also create gallery walls with some photographs of your favorite memories. Decorate with things that are important to you.
5. A comfy place to sit at the end of the day
There’s nothing like A nice, comfortable chair to make you feel at home. This chair in our nursery is a wonderful example.