July 10, 2015

Summer Entry

I've read that your entry way should set the tone for your whole house.  I hope ours does that.
This table that my husband made a couple of years ago has been a fun place to display seasonal changes.  Making a Hall Table

Right now, I have a collection of Blue and White, bird cages and florals displayed as you come in the front door.
I've been on a spray painting kick the last couple of days.  I grabbed the bird cages, topiary frames and even my French shopping cart and gave everything a coat of antique white.

My husband finds it amusing when I 'do my thing' and stands around and teases me.  He managed to get into several pictures even though I kept warning him!  lol

This room has gone through several changes over the years and we recently got a new front door. This was not a luxury.  This past winter, I had to close the front door a couple of times with a screw driver! lol

After we had the new door and living room windows put in, we decided to replace the original moulding with 6" wide moulding.

Things went smoothly in the living room and dining room new windows but not so much at the front door.  Right now the front door is not closing the same as when it was installed because of some insulation that we needed to add so my poor husband keeps working with it.  Every morning I ask him, "Can I paint the moulding today?"  And every day the answer is, "No."  :)

This chair also recently got a paint job.  It's a little 'bright' and will probably get some antiquing soon.




Hope you're having a wonderful summer!  It's my favorite time of year and is always too short for me!

love and blessings~

"Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the LORD would speak with Moses." Exodus 33:9 

Follow me on FACEBOOK or on Bloglovin'

I'm joining these linky parties:

42 comments:

  1. I always look forward to your posts Lynda. Your entry way is so pretty.
    We have a few ( too many) projects started. The weather plays a bit into it all, with the summer afternoon rains . We have a patio, back garden beds, nook walls and the sun room. All in the process of being almost completed . I can hardly wait!
    Happy weekend!! Mine will be BUSY with the 2 LITTLES this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Gee! Have fun on your projects - I hope they turn out well - and with your littles!

      Delete
  2. Lynda, your entry is beautiful!! I always use that word when I visit your house because I mean it.
    The flowers make it look like a pretty little flower shop and the paint color is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Stacey! You're always so sweet to me! :)

      Delete
    2. Beautiful entry. Love the blue and white, and I've always liked the idea of having a chair in one's entry. Unfortunately our entry is too small for anything other than a small chest.

      Delete
    3. Thank you, Sarah! Yes, chairs are great for putting on your shoes. Thanks for visiting and commenting! :)

      Delete
  3. Hi Lynda! I am visiting from Show and Share. I love your entry way! I just love painting everything in a fresh coat of white and with the blue accents, it is all so pretty. Hopefully your door works by winter!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, AnnMarie! My husband got our door fixed this morning! We have house guests right now so I'll paint the trim as soon as things slow down. Thanks so much for visiting!

      Delete
  4. Lynda,
    Oh, dear friend, I adore the light and bright of your Entry!!!
    L O V E" the husband in the mirror" photo bomb!!!
    Gotta' love our fellows, don't we, now???
    The color palette is tranquil and calming
    which can help to keep our "cool" in the Summer's heat!!!
    Thanks for sharing. . .and do hope you find a solution to your door!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Pat! Mark got the door fixed today - yay! And yes - he loves to stand around and watch what I'm doing. He laughed when I showed him that I included a picture of him. He said my readers will really increase! HA!
      Thanks for always being so kind!

      Delete
  5. Hi Lynda, this is such a beautiful serene space. what I love most is the table that is more industrial and rustic combined with the wonderful French chair, mirror and all the blue/white vases. It really does set the tone for your lovely home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Debra! We really love it - especially because my husband made it! Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  6. Oh, I love it! Did you enter The Enchanted Home's blue and white contest? I love what you've created!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kathy! I didn't know about the contest and it looks like I'm too late. :(

      Delete
  7. I love your entry!

    Visiting via Imparting Grace where you've been featured!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Lynda, your foyer is so perfect! I am a fan of blue and white, it always works! Wishing you a wonderful Thursday!
    Blessings,
    Pam (everydayliving.me)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Absolutely beautiful! What brand and color paint did you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Ashley! The room is painted Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua.

      Delete
  10. Gorgeous entry! Love, love your blue and white.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for featuring it, Cindy!

      Delete
  11. Hi Lynda, I'm visiting from Dwellings. Congrats on being featured. Your entry is beautiful, I adore that shade of blue for your walls. Your husband sounds like mine, teasing me about taking photos of everything for my blog and getting in the way!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  12. Visiting from Cindy's blog--gorgeous foyer!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lynda, from other posts of your home I've seen, your entry indeed is a welcoming sign of what's to come. You are so brave with waving that spray paint! I'm not sure I could've easily sprayed the market basket if it were mine, but it sure turned out great. Nice job, beautiful entry!
    Rita

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Rita! I got my market basket at World Market - on sale. I love it but it's not an antique. So only a little brave! ;)
      Have a great week!

      Delete
  14. The table your husband made is beautiful!! You've certainly created a pretty and welcoming entryway for family and friends. Blue and white has to be my favorite combination.
    Hope you're able to get your front door fixed so it closes properly.
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! We did get our front working correctly - finally! Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  15. Your summer entry is soooooo gorgeous!!! Love your French shopping basket and the table your husband made is fabulous too!!!!
    Have a great week!!!
    ~Des

    ReplyDelete
  16. Visiting from Amaze me, your entry looks beautiful! I have been collecting blue and white for over 30 years now and have a large collection!!!I have the same blue and white bird house as you too! Come on over sometime and look around:) I love the table and all the blue and white pieces. Beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Pinky! I will come and visit! :)

      Delete
  17. BEAUTIFUL entry!! I love all your blue and white pieces!

    ReplyDelete
  18. So many beautiful pieces! It all looks so great!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Karianne! Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  19. Your entryway is breathtaking! How lucky to have such a handy hubby, he did a great job on your table! I've featured you this week at the Talented Tuesday Link Party - stop back by and grab a "featured" button! :)

    ReplyDelete