Blog Archive

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bring the Outdoors Inside

I decided to redo the entry in an English Country Garden style by bringing the outdoors in.  
 I started by bringing in two of  the four cast metal chairs that have been on the front porch.    I have 2 chairs on the porch just to the left of the front I have the other matching pair just inside the front the entry.
I had bought a king size sheet at a yard sale last week end and thought it would make perfect "wallpaper" on one of the walls in the entry.     The sheet was $2 and I have done this wall and have a little less than half of it left to add more touches in the area.

I used the back side of the sheet to create a muted vintage look.

By tacking the fabric under the mirror and letting it drape to the floor,   I was able to hide all the cords behind the mirror that hook up the chandy hanging to the left of the mirror.     I tacked  panels to each side of the mirror to complete the look.
The entry has very little natural light,  so I have plenty of lamps to light up the area.

I bought these big roses at a local shop many many years ago....I think the stem was $15 as I remember.   There used to be a third rose,  but it has been lost over the years.    The stem of roses has been in a corner out in the studio for all these years..........glad to see them back in style.

I made a  garland for the top of the mirror from some large roses.  

I have a two tiered table between the wrought iron chairs.....

I had not seen a pink Fuchsia in our area,  but Lowes had some in the garden area a couple of days ago.

This is the "four way stop" at the heart of our home.    Hallway to the family room!   It gets pretty congested here at!

I'm still working on the area to the left,  so I'll have to share it later......

and in the mirror is a sneak peek of what H is working on!    I bought these shutters at a yard sale last week end  ($4 for all)   and H is going to make a custom cabinet to go under the display shelves.

One of these days I would like to hang new wallpaper in the entry,  but for now I'll just enjoy my inexpensive redo!\


  1. I like your entry hall very much. All the beautiful roses - you how much I am in love with them. IT's fun to do a wall with sheets and I like the print on your very much.

    Looking forward to see what H is going to do. I know your excited too.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Love the print on that sheet. It makes gorgeous wallpaper and perfect for that wall. great job!


  3. Hi Penny!!

    I love it!! Just the way I decorate my house!!

    Look forward to seeing your other wall!!

    Have a great weekend!!


  4. I would never thought to use a sheet for wall paper but what a good idea. I myself love to use silk flowers, Some of them you can't tell the difference. Your décor is just what my heart admires,

  5. I like very much, is very pretty and is a charming corner.

  6. Who would of thought that using a sheet could turn out so pretty, its perfect.I have seen this done and framed, its beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features this week!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. OHHH...You are incredible!!! I love very much your redo. Everything is such beautiful. You are a great artist

  8. Really pretty! The rose fabric is gorgeous! Btw I have started my link party up again on Fridays to run through the week. I wanted to let you know as your entries were always so fun for me to look at 😊 Cheers!

  9. That is a good idea to use the sheet to change the look. And so much easier to take down instead of wallpaper. Plus like you say, it hides the cords which is a huge win.

  10. Very clever to use the sheet. Wonderful idea!

  11. I like your entry a lot, Penny. I do love florals and this is all so pretty. A fine idea hanging the panels to mimic wallpaper which also hides the cords. Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day.


  12. Wow you did a great job decorating your entryway Penny!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  13. I love what you did with the chairs! Super adorable idea! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

  14. Hi Penny, I especially like the GARDEN sign you have on the mirror in your entry area. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  15. Very pretty for spring! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  16. Now Penny this looks darling just as I expected. You never - never lack for creative ideas and delights! Thanks for sharing and linking.

  17. Penny,
    I so love the use of fabric on the wall! The color makes things really pop!!
    And your collection of Chandy's is impressive!! Love the use of the chairs in the house!! Genius!! We were able to clean up out front and set up the front porch. I did get rid of 2 boxes of things. I am in a purging mood...

  18. Your home seems like such a vibrant place,Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty Hope to see you back!

  19. Amazing, Penny. I just love the idea of using a sheet on the wall but the best part is how beautiful it looks now. Just lovely. Your friend, Linda, at Crafts a la mode

  20. Everything is so pretty! I just love looking at your photos!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  21. Gorgeous! Love the king size sheet idea! Featuring this evening on The Painted Drawer Link Party!

  22. Beautiful! I love the vintage style! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories


It makes my day to hear from my friends!