Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Created Entry

Hello blog friends! I've been missing in action recently with the start of school. I spent most of last week moving into a bigger classroom. It was a lot of work to get it cleaned and organized, but I finally finished it. This week was my official first week back to work and it's been a busy one too. Today was Meet Your Teacher and I met 17 of the 21 students on my roll. I can already tell I'm going to have some sweetie pies! Anywho, I haven't had much time to blog, but I decided to type up a short post this evening. As many of you already know, we have been renovating our living and dining rooms and are nearing completion. We have used up our budget for the reno, so we will have to wait a few weeks to buy materials for the base board and crown molding, but that's OK. We still have some window and door trim to finish to keep us busy. 

Today I'm sharing my entry space. I do not have an official entry and have always wanted one, so I created a little space to act as an entry. I took some scrap wood left over from our bookcase project to create some hat/coat racks. I had everything for this entire area except for the hooks, which I ordered from Amazon. 

I used 1x6 boards and whitewashed them. For the chevrons, I used lattice wood and stained them dark walnut like the plank wall. I already had the mirror and decided to leave it blue. I almost repainted it, but I like the blue against the dark planks.

I ordered two different kinds of hooks for the mirror. These are the bottom hooks.

The top two look like this. I love these with the glass knobs.

Here's the entire area. I thought about taking the hats, jacket, and dog leash off for the picture, but then decided against it. Just keeping it real. This winter, it will hold several coats/jackets and a scarf or two. Below the mirror are a basket I thrifted for $2.50 a while back. It holds flip flops and other shoes we slip off and on to go out at home. I also placed a plant stand here. I thrifted this piece several months ago. It was stained wood, but I thought it needed some color, so I painted it aqua blue.

Not only did I paint it aqua blue, but I also gave it some gold dipped legs. I love how it turned out! So much so that I gold dipped the legs on my ottoman which I will share soon. Isn't it pretty? I love it...:) I already had the flower pot (thrifted of course) and just gave it a coat of coral. I am loving the bright and cheery colors in my living room.

Here's the whole wall. I still have to hang the coral framed picture you see on the floor behind the green chair, along with a couple other pieces. There are a couple things laying on the TV stand that don't belong there and the chair is holding something I have to return this weekend, so lots of real life here. No staged photos for me today!

I have been trying to visit your blogs and comment when I can, but forgive me if you haven't heard from me lately. The first and last few weeks of the school year are so busy for a teacher. I hope to share some photos of my happy classroom with you this weekend. And Monday, I will be taking my turn on the bloglandia tour! I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and even better weekend. Thanks for visiting and as always.....


  1. Love your newly created entry way. I really like that you left the mirror blue and the hooks are simply perfect.

    Good luck this school year. I look forward to seeing pictures of your classroom.

  2. So glad to see you posting. I think your new entry way looks great and I the aqua is so pretty. Wishes for a terrific school year and weekend!

  3. Wonderful! Love it all, and I agree that leaving the mirror blue was a good call. Looks great...

  4. You've done an amazing amount of work this summer. Love your reno! Oh, that blue mirror is sweet.

  5. Vicky you did a wonderful job... The chevron you added is such a neat touch... and I just love that plank wall! It's so beautiful, and the colors really pop against it. Love it.. Have a great weekend. -Tina

  6. It's looking beautiful Vicky... and never mind my questions in my email. You answered them here! :o) I love the coral and blue's you have going on and the little green chair too!


  7. Awesome job Vicky Love the gold dip on the chair! Perfect. Hooks are so much better than hangers as they tend to get used! Good luck with the new school year!

  8. That is really pretty, I love the colors and 'keeping it real'. I bet you are busy now!!!

  9. So, so pretty, my friend. I like how you used hooks on the mirror and the hat racks are amazing! How do you come up with all of these incredible ideas!? :) You are a never-ending well of creativity.

    Love and hugs!

  10. Oh my goodness, you did an outstanding job at creating your entry. I love the hooks, the aqua, the mirror, it all looks so very pretty. You must be lovin' it!

  11. Vicky this is a great way to create an entry! Love that mirror! You are adding such wonderful pops of color! I know the beginning of school is always soooo busy. Hope you get settled in soon!

  12. You are so busy Vicky! I love what you have done with your entry. The chevrons looks amazing. I hope you are enjoying your new year with the little ones. xx

  13. Look at you! Amazing!!
    It looks wonderful, Vicky. I just love the wood color of your floor. Don't you just love new? Especially when it is you doing the work.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Have a beautiful and blessed week-end.
    Joy! Debbie

  14. It sure is a busy time of the year trying to get back to work again after your summer break. Love your pretty entry and all the pops of color you've used. Keeping it real, I like that! Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. I love how you created an entry for yourself Vicky. It looks great, and the gold dipped legs with the agua look amazing. Good luck with the new school year.


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