Monday, August 13, 2012

Entry Table

 As you can see above, our front door opens into a kind-of long hallway.  I decided to place an extra desk in the hallway between the bedroom and bathroom doors to use as an entry table.  I wanted a place to showcase some of our photos and to bring some life to our otherwise bland hallway.  This table does just that and MORE!

Winter Entry Table Display
We decided not to hang anything on our textured walls (which we have in this hallway, downstairs bath, stairway and upstairs landing) I’ve placed a large antique mirror I received from my grandfather and covered in chalkboard paint.  I love having this piece, as it’s a nice reminder of my wonderful family and my beautiful grandmother who has gone on before us.  I haven’t been too creative with what to write on the chalkboard just yet, so for now it says, “Welcome to our Home.”  We have hosted a prayer night, which we titled “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” so for this event I wrote “Welcome to a Sweet Hour of Prayer” on the chalkboard.  I’m sure I will become more creative as time permits.
Here are some little tid-bits about some of the items on the entry table:
- Flowers on the left:  My wedding bouquet
- Photo on left:  One of my favorite engagement pictures
- Photo on right:  One of my husband’s favorite engagement pictures.
- Dried roses in vast on right:  The first roses Ryan ever bought me.

The drawer stores postage stamps, return address labels, pens, rulers and other odd-and-end office supplies (which I really need to clean our and organize!).
The space underneath houses two stools we bought at a yard sale for $1.00 each.  With some new fabric and cushions, ribbon and some paint we now have two beautiful, versatile stools that have served as extra seating, foot rests, and side tables.
Spring/Summer Entry Table Display
 I love these simple paint sample glass jars.  I can easily change them out to fit a specific event, season, or use it to remind us of how we should conduct ourselves.  Here are some other words/phrases I plan to make and use in the glass jars:  Pray, Be Kind, Love, Give, Read, Obey and Do Good.  I am sure I will come up with many more as time progresses.

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  1. I was admiring this little desk vignette just the other night at our prayer time. Cute!

    1. Thank you, Sandra! I love having decor that is flexible and attractive. :)

  2. It looks great! And I'm kind of in love with your chalkboard! So Cute!!!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment and for visiting my blog! The chalkboard is probably one of my favorite DIY projects I've done this year. The fact that it came from my grandparents makes it even more special to me. :) Have a blessed day!