entryway update

my best friend, nicole, was here for most of last week.  if you only get to one thing about her it’s that she is task oriented.  and i, being full of ideas, but seriously lacking in motivation, love it when we get together because she starts every day off with “what are we going to get done today?”

i have had this image of a canvas i saw months ago at world market that i really wanted to recreate.  i showed her a pic and she said, “go get the canvases, i’ll watch the kids.”  so off i went and we started right away!  more details on the canvas tomorrow…

here’s what the entryway looked like before.  not bad, but i wanted more…

and i definitely got “more”!

this is such a happy little spot!  i love the mix of bright patterns and colors!

that’s the canvas i made, the embroidery hoop is fitted with anna maria horner’s drawing room fabric, and the be kind print is from the wheatfield.  and i may or may not have 2 more prints coming from there right now.

these signs are from a little shop on del mar street in san clemente, our old town in south orange county.  i so miss san clemente!  not oc at all, but san clemente was so different.  i miss being able to walk to the beach.

not only are the spines of these books beautiful, but these are some of my favorite books.  the galvanized initial is form anthropologie, and the silver pedestal dish is thrifted and filled with store bought sand dollars.

i got the mirror years ago at a garage sale.  the sale was at the home of an artist that was getting rid of all her old frames – i think i bought about 20 for about a buck each!  the striped picture frame was a hand me down from a friend and the letters are from my sister (bought on portabello market when she was living in london).  the dresser color is called french pale gold by behr (from home depot).






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    cute cute! love all the colors!!

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    I *thought* I noticed some new additions in one of the WIWW photos! Looking forward to more details about the canvas. And if I could, I’d also like to put in a request for a get-it-done friend like Nicole… (but I’ll settle for the instructions for canvas). :)

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    I noticed the canvas in your WIWW post. I knew I had seen it somewhere. Such a cheerful welcome.

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    I love the mix of all the colors!

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    Beautiful! It’s absolutely stunning. Very inspiring. I need a motivating friend! I love all the color!

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    This is so cute, I always have trouble deciding what to do with my entryway. I always feel like it looks sub par and boring. But yours looks amazing!

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    love the little changes…can’t wait to see how you did that canvas!!

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    Rebecca says:

    I have that same print from the Wheatfield. What did you mount it on? I am ordering another and my current is in a frame, but I would love to mount my next one! Thanks!

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    Lovely! I really like the canvas design, so poppy!

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    It looks so happy! Nice job!

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    I’m so inspired! I love this!! I want to leave work and go home and recreate a similar arrangement in my craft room like RIGHT now!!

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    Love it all…it looks great together…and the yellow dresser is so the BEST.:)

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    I love San Clemente and will cry when I have to move. But right now the weather is so gloomy! We actually have only been able to enjoy the beach once :(

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    Omgoodness! I love it! It is so beautiful, bright, and cheery! You are so talented dear! I can’t wait to se how you recreated the canvas!

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    LOVE that canvas… and the embroidery hoop with fabric. It’s all so summery and colorful!

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    The canvas is really nice, you have a wonderful way with color .

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    Beautiful! And I’m so with you! We used to live in Oceanside and I walked to the beach quite often. Now we’re in the middle of Texas.. land locked, and I don’t like it! I miss our little beach town :(

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    Love the pattern you picked for the canvas. You have such a happy house!

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    We were at the SC pier just yesterday. I love it there too. It’s not a bit stuffy like some beach town.
    xo jana

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    what a cheery entry way! it’s just lovely!

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    so bright and cheery!

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    Lindsey I so enjoy your artistic and happy use of color! Always a joy to see!

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    Rachele says:

    I “NEED” to get on of those San Clemente signs seeing that it’s my last name & all! The store you purchased it at doesn’t possibly have a website does it?

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    seriously ADORABLE. :)

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    This is BEAUTIFUL! I adore it. What a vibrant thing to see when entering your home!

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    Did you make the “quilt” painting yourself?! I LOVE it!!

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    Wow, I love how colorful it is! I have a little bookshelf in my entryway, and I wanted to paint it yellow but I’m finding it hard to find the right shade… Do you know what color you used for your dresser?

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    sooo stinking precious. you are so good!!!

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    Love the wall collage; I’m obsessed with them! The colors are great! And that dresser is amazing (especially in that color)! It all looks so good!

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    very nice!

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    So super cute!!! Good job :)

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    What shop did you get the signs at in SC?

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    i also saw this artwork at World Market a couple months ago but couldn’t justify the price. i’m waiting for your tutorial! i’ve got the perfect spot for it on the big empty wall in our newly renovated master bath. . .

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    Nothin’ like a good friend to light the fire under ya. I had that happen to me today. :) It looks fantastic!!


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    Quick question…how did you hang your “Be Kind to Others” print? And is it the 13″x16″ size?

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      lindsey says:

      yes, it is the larger size, and i just used poster putty until i can decide a better way to mount it.

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