Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Entry Way Reveal

I am in the process of changing up my living room to a Pottery Barn Meets Cottage.  I recently replaced my slipcovered sectional with a leather sectional.  Just more practical with my basset hound and grand daughter  and family that love to lounge on my sectional.  I miss my white slipcovered sectional it just was not practical with that being the only piece of furniture in our family room.  We use this piece all the time.  So washing those slipcovers was not fun.


My challenge is getting a cottage feel to the leather sectional.  So I am working on that room and should have it ready soon to reveal.



In the meantime I did the entry way that is part of the living room.  Here is how it looked before:




The entry way is in front of my living room.  I had a lot of chippy shabby pieces in here.
The first thing we did was to take all the pieces down in the entry way wall.


The challenge is to get my pottery barn meets cottage look and spend $0 dollars and use stuff I already have.

Terry used pieces of mdf board to frame out the wall for the board and batten look.  Then we painted it white.  We had these hooks from another wall hanger in his office area so we used those.

I had these great old frames so thought they would look nice above the entry way hanger wall.

So far this entry way only cost $12 for the mdf board.  Everything else I had including paint.



I added another small white frame inside the bigger frame and then put this Count your Blessings sign inside for the middle frame.






Here is my umbrella re done from my last post.  I agree with a lot of you that more of the umbrella needed to be seen.  So I took out the hanging greens and rearranged the flowers.  Added this cute little bird.  Now this spring welcoming umbrella is hanging in the new entry way.



I added my summer garden hats and rain boots to the front entry decor.




In these two end frames I thought about hanging candle lanterns off chippy hangers and then I thought about putting chalk board behind the frames.  I think I might like that look better and I can change up the chalkboard art for different holidays and new sayings.




Here are some examples of chalkboard art work I could reproduce onto my chalk board frames.  I think this might be a good idea and I can have fun changing them up.







So here is my new entry way.
I think I will put the chalk board in these two end frames and then do up a cute saying for each one.  I think that will be a fun idea for these frames.
So for $12 I got a new look to my entry way.  Hope to have the living room to show you soon.  My pottery barn meets cottage is coming out very nicely.

Have a great rest of the week.
Come back on Saturday for Spotlight.  I have a great blogger for you to get to know.

Kris
:)

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73 comments:

  1. It looks very pretty! I love the umbrella.

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  2. I'm anxiously awaiting the whole room reveal! I Absolutely love the new look! With the texture that you added along with a little bit of color and the architectural detail of the board and batten wall, this is going to look fantastic! I love all the changes you make. You are super talented!

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  3. Lovely and fresh! Gorgeous! I love the board and batten

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  4. It looks great, you did a marvelous job. Keep that man working he's getting a lot done around there.

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  5. Kris, This is amazing. I love the umbrella so much. You sure make me want to redo my little entry way. I think the chalkboard idea would be so nice, as you could change up sayings as the season or holidays came. Tell Terry he as handy a shirt pocket...That's what I say to Ted.:):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  6. Loving the changes, Kris. I guess we are both in remodeling mode.

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  7. Oh that looks so pretty Kris!! Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

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  8. It feels so peaceful Kris, nothing here competes for attention with the other pieces, I love how your eye just takes in the uncluttered poetic beauty, yet there is so much to take in at the same time....bravo to the dream team here!

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  9. This is a great re-love entry wall, Kris! Your spring umbrella turned out beautiful, love that you can see the umbrella!! Blessings, Cindy

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  10. It's a very pretty change and I do love that umbrella! :)

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  11. I LOVE this, Kris!! What a fun change up...great ideas! Your hats look so cute, and love the boots.
    Mary Alice

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  12. It's absolutly beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the living room reveal!

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  13. Great job Kris! This looks great! I think that to do list is getting longer for Terry ;-) You both make a great team!

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  14. Love it, Kirs!! You just keep inspiring me, now I just have to get off my butt and do it!
    warmly,
    deb

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  15. Absolutely charming!!!!! I love the board and batten with the hooks and you have it styled so pretty!!!!! The umbrella and galoshes are such a cute touch :o)
    ~Des

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  16. Oh Kris, I'm a sucker for board and batten. And the frames are perfect! Your entryway is looking lovely. x Julie

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  17. Kris,
    Oh how gorgeous all is coming together... The mind set of your endless creatively delights us and we look forward to the final reveal of cottage meets Pottery Barn. Your sneak reveal is enticing my friend!!!
    💜💜 and kisses,
    Vera

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  18. Love what you've done with the place! It looks crisp and streamlined...enjoy! Can't wait to see the living room reveal.

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  19. I love your new look, Kris. Definitely Pottery Barn meets cottage. xo Laura

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  20. Nice, Kris! Those woods and blacks will blend nicely with the leather as you approach it in your LR.

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  21. It's wonderful. The paneling is fantastic.

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  22. That looks so good, Kris. That was a fine idea to use the MDF board for panels. That really adds a lot of character to a plain wall. Love the frames, too, and the idea of chalkboards in them. Can't wait to see what you write. When I come to visit I am going to erase one of them when you aren't looking and write something else. CJK calls me Naughty Nana for a reason, you know.
    Your cottage/Pottery Barn look is working perfectly so far. xo Diana

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  23. I just love this, Kris, it is a beautiful transformation!
    JP

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  24. Very pretty....although, you know I loved it before too! I love the umbrella....Turned out great!

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  25. Oh wow!!! I'm speechless! This looks absolutely amazing! Truly! You guys are unbelievably talented! I just LOVE this transformation. So clean and fresh! Well done!!

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  26. WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE FRAMES??!!! I never find frames that are in good condition or look anything like those beauties. Sigh. Love your new umbrella design - it's perfect. I think you need to throw a quilt on the back of the sofa with pillows to match. I'm so helpful. lol

    xox

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  27. Wow Kris, you are blowing my socks off with all of your redos. Love love your entry and the trio of frames are just perfect.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  28. Oh my gosh, Kris, you 2 work in fast forward, while I'm plugging along in slow motion! Your entryway looks amazing! I love the straw hats hanging on the hooks and your white frames on the wall. Chalkboard inserts would be fun so you can change your greetings with the seasons and holidays. I can relate to having a sofa that will hold up to young children and pets and I can't wait to see yours!

    Enjoy the wonderful spring weather!

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  29. Really very pretty, I wish I had a entry way as large as yours. Our is teeny tiny! But you have inspired me to renew her look in an new spring light!

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  30. Love your entry way...very pretty!! I've had a Pottery Barn/Cottage Style for a while now in our living room. I have a large brown suede sofa and have cream pillows with soft red cabbage roses and soft beige leaves on them. Purchased some of their lights about 6 months ago. I am slowing getting the look that I want. I have several Pottery Barn books that I've had for a few years and have been getting ideas from them. Can't wait to see your finished look when you get it all done.
    ~Cindy

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  31. Wow, it looks gorgeous, Kris! I love that you reused what you already had on hand. The trim that your hubby added is so neat, it looks as if it's always been there! Love your frames, too. Can't wait for the big reveal:)

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  32. I love both looks, and I am impressed (of course) that you only spent $12. Well done!! I love to reuse and repurpose, and your project shows how much we can really done without spending a fortune. Love it!

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  33. Fantastic transformation! Looks really fresh and will be fun to change out for the seasons. Good idea to do the chalkboards in outside frames - will bring in more black up there. Looking forward to seeing your leather sofa and changes there.

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  34. That looks so good, Kris! I love how it turned out and I love the paint color you chose for above the board and batten portion. You've certainly given it a cottage look and I love the different accessories you've used here. Your umbrella looks great! : )

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  35. What a great new look. I love the chalk board ideas. Your umbrella and frames inside of frames. A little bit of Spring is wonderful right now, isn't it?

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  36. I love your re-do, Kris! I think the chalkboard idea is perfect for your frames! We are trying to get our entryway project done, too...it's getting there...lol

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  37. Hi Kris,
    You are so creative and talented. I also love the chalkboard idea. Everything looks so springish and fresh! Your blog is so inpirational! I must make a "To Do" list for my hubby! Lol. Thanks for visiting me! Karen

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  38. It is great that you only spent 12.00 on your entry hall. It really looks good. I like the idea of changing up the chalkboards - that will be a lot of fun. The French umbrella looks better without all the greenery hanging down - such a great idea.
    Hopefully you are having some Spring and all the snow is going away.
    Have a great rest of the week and can hardly ait to see you "new living room".
    Mary

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  39. How adorable and very creative! I think you are the most creative person ever and can do anything with it turning out perfectly...I love it Kris!

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  40. The entryway is very pretty Kris. Like everyone else, I can't wait to see your living room reveal. Have fun decorating!

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  41. Everything looks so nice and pretty. The white frames are gorgeous and teh boots very lovely
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  42. The entryway looks great, Kris! Can't wait to see your ideas for warming up your leather sofa. That is something I am constantly working on! I usually keep a quilt or throw over the back of my dark brown leather to lighten and warm it up, but it is always pulled off by one of my kids or dogs (along with all the throw pillows). Love the board and batten and can't wait to see your chalk art too.

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  43. I love both looks, but there's just something about the second one that really speaks to me. It's probably the 3 frames. I love doing things in threes. Love the chalkboard idea. I think chalkboard is always a good idea. lol.

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  44. Hi Kris this is amazing. I love every detail, you nailed it! !

    Cindy

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  45. HI Kris, Love the new Entry Way. The umbrella looks amazing and the empty frames are just gorgeous. The whole space looks great. Can't wait to see the the Living Room

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  46. I can't wait to see your room reveal with your leather sofa! I like what you did in the entry area. The coat hooks and bench are perfect for that area. I like the wainscoting trim that you installed too.

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  47. I really love what you did to your entry Kris, it's quite charming and welcoming. Love the white frames above the board and batten and your chalkboard idea would be perfect and fun. The vintage umbrella commands more attention now with less flowers and that cute bird is perfect. We're installing board and batten in our house this weekend and I'm curious how far apart you placed your boards? I like the spacing of yours. Can't wait to see your family room reveal!

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    1. Hi Marie,
      We placed the boards about 36 inches apart. He measured the wall and divided by three for this size wall. Hope that helps.
      Good luck.
      Kris

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  48. Kris,
    LOVE the new look!!! We are about to start some re-doing around here and I just might try this look in my foyer.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  49. Love how all your renovations are coming along. So perfect. Can't wait to see more.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  50. Wow, Kris--looks amazing. I love every element. I just went to check my stash for an umbrella--that may be my next project :)

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  51. Love what you have added !
    I will admit when I read Pottery Barn in your post I was so worried you would not make it all look as Romantic as your before wall.
    But it looks very sweet.
    Don't ever change your Romantic Style !!

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  52. Kris, this looks adorable! So many fun elements :)
    Susan

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  53. Kris your entry way turned out great. Love the umbrella and the sweet straw hats and boots. Well all of it! LOL Have a great evening. Jo

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  54. Bravo, bravo you two!.....There goes that Terry with his great talents of woodwork and then there is you with your remarkable decorating talents....the entry way has so beautifully transformed with a beautiful cottage look and feel....So LOVE it!....I love the idea of you being able to switch out the prints....also, must say that I love the chalkboard print that says, "Make Today Ridiculously Amazing"...the best!

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  55. The new look is awesome! The umbrella is just fabulous, I love this idea, and coupled with the hats and boots, it's adorable!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  56. so very sweet, kris! love the new wall treatment! the frames, boots and hats are darling with the bench! enjoy your day!

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  57. It turned out beautiful Kris!

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  58. I LOVE THIS! So pretty! Oh my gosh, what a difference the mdf makes! Love everything displayed too - so fun! Y'all are doing such an excellent job! Hugs,Leena

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  59. Love this cleaner, sleeker look! And the umbrella is adorable!

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  60. The entrance looks so welcoming. The board and batten wall makes a huge difference and it looks very bright painted white.

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  61. I LOVE this look Kris!! I wanted to do an umbrella with tulips and when I went to look for my tulips a few days ago they are gone! I can't find them anywhere. I am thinking now I may have given them to my DIL! Who knows!! HAHA!! So pretty!!!

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  62. Your entry way is gorgeous! I love the frames and the little bird on your umbrella is a sweet touch! Lookin' good! :)

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  63. OMG Kris - we're working on something like this right now !
    ( not even a 10th as gorgeous as yours turned out - seriously - yours looks beautiful )
    I should have waited and then I could have copied you - crap !
    XOXO

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  64. This looks incredible!! And you did this while working on the other project. I love this batten board look, it makes such an impact. The addition of the hats and your new brolly is adorable.

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  65. Oh I love how your entrance turned out Kris. The chalkboard art will be such a fun addition too!
    Your link ups at Shabbilicious Friday are always so popular. You are one very talented decorator!!
    Hugs, Kerryanne xx

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  66. this is fabulous, love the board and batten, it really brings that area together in such a pulled together way. hooks for goodies and the three frames are a wonderful touch and make it fun for seasonal changes. great job you guys!!

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    1. I'll be featuring your entry on my SYS post, thanks Kris!!

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  67. Hi Kris I've found your blog from both From My front Porch to Yours and now here at the Shabbilicious Link Party and LOVE it. I co-host a link party on Monday mornings with 6 other bloggers and would LOVE for you to link up this darling entry way on Monday 6 am est Something to Talk About Link Party, if you'd like to join us. Have a great day, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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  68. Love your entryway.. saw your feature at Shabby art boutique :) .. It looks stunning.. I love the idea of chalkboards, they are easy to change up seasonally or as you wish. All the best!

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