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Monday, July 11, 2016

New Entry Piece from Odds and Ends

So many different  pieces went into the making of my new entry piece  that I don't even know where to start telling you how it came together!  

I do know however,   that H did a fantastic job constructing the new piece for the entry

It starts with the top piece of a dresser  (a yard sale purchase)........then he added a tall framed  mirror to the front  of the dresser piece    (you may remember this mirror from the front porch)   

The bottom piece is one you've seen many times  (look at the far left of the first photo,  (it has also been in the bathroom and hallway)      A Battenburg lace curtain was stapled to  the front of the bottom piece.

The large posts on each side of the bottom piece came from a twin headboard.    I will use the leftover center piece on  another project. 

Once the entry piece was finished,   it was time for me to do my part of the entry makeover......

I made a large floral design.......

Then I started hot gluing paper butterflies to the stems in the floral design.......

I had quite a few butterflies so it took me a while.....

I also added some decor to the shelves on each side of the mirror.....................

and more paper butterflies.......

Here's the view from the kitchen doorway looking out the front door......

More butterflies......

I told you I made quite a!

I added some lighter/smaller pink  flowers to the existing garland above the entry piece.....

And of course a few more butterflies.....

This is a mini paper cupcake stand that I made.....

I put a piano chair on one side of the entry piece.....

The other side got a vintage  ash tray that I filled with vintage domino's and a cute metal lady bug.

The pink and white polka dot flower pillow in the piano chair is a recent purchase at At Home......

Here is the before and after.    

The big mirror that is a permanent piece ,   got a coat of white paint on the frame.    I always just layer in front of that big mirror......too heavy to take place to go with a mirror that place to store it it is permanently there!

Here is the view from the front door.....looking thru the entry....and into the kitchen.  

 Do you have any loose pieces that could come together to make something neat?

Where I Party.......


  1. wait, you have goats???? (in your entry photo)---How cool is that. I love what you have done...have a beautiful week.

  2. You and hubby did an awesome job putting that together. It is gorgeous!!


  3. Dear Penny:
    That turned out really cute. I know you are so happy and it looks so good there. Thanks for sharing and linking.

  4. Wow. It is amazing what a little bit of TLC can do. Amazing. I just love the look.

  5. That is a gorgeous, piece, Penny! What an lovely job you and your hubby made of it. I love the linens you used too and the florals are so pretty. So glad you've shared your post with us. Have a lovely day.


  6. Pretty! Awesome job, Mr. H is very talented too!!!!

  7. Pretty! Awesome job, Mr. H is very talented too!!!!

  8. Great teamwork here Penney! Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story.

  9. Penny!!
    OMG!!! I need you and H to come and design a piece like this to go on top of my faux fire place in my new sitting room...LOL!

    One word.......MAGNIFICENT!!!

    LOVE IT!!!

    And your decorating talent are unrivaled, my friend!!

  10. cara Penny adoro il tuo shabby blog <3
    sono già tua follower se ti fa piacere ti aspetto :)

  11. You never stop to amaze me...fantastic makeover! The butterflies are adorable.

  12. Another remarkable, creative job by both of you. Wow!

  13. All I can say is WOW. Absolutely beautiful. I have a Battenburg bedspread and shower curtain. I use the bedspread for a table cloth many times. LOL

  14. So pretty!
    I love the mixture of all of your pieces and accessories.
    Great job as always.
    Happy TOHOT!

  15. Wow, awesome job putting that piece together! It looks fabulous. I also adore the paper butterflies! Thanks for stopping by and sharing our posts with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  16. Dear Penny:
    This post was featured on my blog today! Congratulations!

  17. So pretty! Love the butterflies :)

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  18. Those butterflies look so beautiful, I may "borrow" your idea for my Antique Rose bathroom. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  19. Penny, I love the recreated entry piece! I almost thought the goats in the window were real, and you had some photo bombers, lol but then I remembered the metal ones you've shared before! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  20. That is a gorgeous piece of furniture! And those goats???? Awesome. LOL
    :) gwingal

  21. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  22. Hi Penny, I'm Anne. I'm a first-time visitor fromThat DIY Party. I love your repurposed dresser, it's absolutely gorgeous, and so unique! Such an artist. Anyway, have a wonderful day, and I hope you can drop by my blog ( sometime to say hi!

  23. I just love all that vintage goodness!!! Those doilies and lace are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!

  24. How pretty Penny! I like the garden theme. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  25. How pretty! Looks like you guys worked so hard on this! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! I am visiting from


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