Happy Saturday! We are finally getting back into the swing of our regular schedules, and I have finally finished packing up all the Christmas decorations. I love the way our house feels after all the decorations are put away, it's like a blank slate!
This post is pretty random, I'm just sharing a few updates. One of which is our front entry. Once I took down our Christmas Card display I was left with a blank wall. What better way to fill a blank space then with some functional and pretty hooks!
I found these at Target. I love how the wood matches the woodwork in our house perfectly. We use our front door quite a bit. It's the door all our visitors use and it's also the door we use each morning when heading to the bus stop. Now everyone has a place to hang up their coats and bags. We no longer have to walk all the way to the back of the house to our back entry where I have another area with hooks on the wall. I also added a new rug for a splash of much needed color. This wool one is from TJ Maxx.
The chalkboard print was a free printable I found on Pinterest a while back. I used wrapping paper as matting and the frame is a Goodwill find that I painted and distressed. I looked back to try to find the source for the free printable and I can't find it anywhere. If anyone recognizes it and knows the source please let me know so I can give the proper credit!
We lose gloves around here like crazy, so a basket hanging on the hooks to hold them was a must. So far we haven't misplaced anymore gloves!
Here is a look back towards the front door.
Some already noticed in my Christmas tour that I decided to paint our hallway table white. It really brightened up the space and I love the contrast of the white with all our woodwork. The big rug is only there temporarily because we have had some very cold weather recently! I didn't think things through when I started ripping up all that carpet. There is no insulation under the floors so it gets cold! The rug helps a lot! The rest of the carpet will stay until this summer when I can rip it out and then we can add the proper insulation underneath the house.
Here are a couple close up shots of the table.
Speaking of cold weather, I had to make a curtain update as well. It turns out sheer white curtains are not the best at keeping out the cold when you have old drafty farmhouse windows! I made a trip to Lowes and invested in some thermal curtains and double curtain rods. The difference they make is amazing! I still have to touch up the places on the wall where the previous rods once hung.
Another living room update is the chalkboard sign I made using the chalkboard from my Christmas card display. I saw this verse displayed in the Gaines family home on Fixer Upper and thought it was beautiful.
That wraps up my completely random Saturday post, I hope you all have a lovely weekend with the ones you love most!
Have a BLESSED day!