Thursday, October 11, 2012

Entryway DONE for Now

I have to admit when I first thought about changing my ENTIRE living room, I was pretty sure it was going to be EASY..    WRONG AGAIN

 First I had to get rid of what was in there.. if you go    HERE to see the cleaning out
 you'll see all the things I gave away to the Womens Shelter of Greensboro..   Thats a whole other story I will share with you later. Suffice it to say, that experience has led me into Great Experiences and I am grateful to have been taken on this journey.

 You saw the photos in the link above , what was left in the room.. Not much lol  and what there was had to be completely redone to suit my new Lighter Brighter living space.

  I originally ordered 3 new sofa's   2 for the family room and 1 for the living room..  they were CRAP and I sent them back on the delivery truck they arrived on..
 So the search for sofa's was on..   Artwork, accessories, revamping of the few pieces left..

Let me tell ya, this turned into a Major Overhall..
 In order to show you the entry way, you'll get sneak peeks of the other areas and as I complete each one I'll post it.
  Did I mention, Entry walls are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy harder than they looked like they'd be to do??
 I had a gazillion samples..   I had great tutorials on how to lay out things on the floor to see how it would look in advance..     Yet, when the moment arrived- they didnt help me much...
 End result was it looked like someone walked in and shot at that wall with a Scatter Gun-- seriously it did.

 I'm not saying it'll stay like this very long but so many of you have been kind enough to stick with me on this particular decor journey and I didnt want ya'll tothink I hadnt accomplished anything.

   I have folks to thank...
Karen at The Graphics Fairy   for so much of the art I printed out and put in my frames.
Marla at Always Nesting for privately looking at each and every stage and change on this wall and helping me in every way she could with advice and suggestions and a shoulder to lean on when frustration just about took me over..
Thank You Ladies..  You are appreciated.

 Now I'll hush and show you what I came up with..  Then a few of the Epic Fails~!  I dont want ya'll to miss out on those hehehehehe..    On my sidebar it says I'll show ya the Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Lovely ==so thats what I'm gonna do.
 is it Perfect- NO..  am I content with it for now- YES:)
now for some of the Floperooos it took to get me to the pic above.
too plain -- tablet too dark-- lamp all wrong.. I tried doing the ice cube trick to lift the carpet indentions but as yet that hasnt worked..  maybe a rug would be best..  what do ya'll think?
from Bad to Worse..   remember I was trying to Lighten things up?so why why did I put black storage ottomans under the table..wrong accessories hanging on the wall.  who the heck thought that brown hat would work ...  oui vey
 great ginger jar lamp but not in this space.. 
 so now, lets try less art and a different table lamp and acessories..  
no no your eyes decieve you- that table isnt as SMALL and OUT OF PLACE as it look- right?
oui   again..
oh yea and in many of the test photos you may notice there was no art , except for the store advertisement.
  I was gonna pass off that one pretty skinny gal as Me but noooooooo I cant lie to ya'll like that:)

  I was thrilled once I moved the mirror over here cause then I could see the whole room from different angles..
Like I said earlier, I 'll post living room pics as each section is completed so these are the sneak peeks.
 Ottomans arent covered ,, pillows arent made,, coffee table isnt decorated- nor is the mantle completed and the sofa table still needs Stuff..
oh well as Scarlett O'Hara said  Tommorrow is Another Day..

allllllllllrighty.   that's it for now..   I hope you like it and that you'll keep coming back for the rest of this Saga.

I appreciate your visiting me.. It just would'nt be the same without ya.
Below are the parties I'll be linking too. I hope you'll get a chance to visit some of these parties to see all the great posts that are shared this week.

Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
 Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
CraftBerry Happy Hour
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace At Home  


  1. Pretty foyer...found you through Common Ground.

  2. The stuff we put ourselves through....I love what you have done, it sounds like you love the process as much as the finished look.

    You have inspired me to do something about those denim blue hallway walls we

    But not quite yet.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  3. Love it! You did go through many changes before you found the right look. It takes time is what I tell myself :)

  4. Well it's very pretty Sonny! You have been one busy lady!

  5. Sonny, I can't believe you went thru that many!!! Well, it looks fantastic now! I guess that's what it takes sometimes. Of course, anything that you do is fabulous!

  6. I really like what you ended up with...especially the mirror, it really opens everything up and you can always check your make up on the way out!! I never would have noticed the indentations in the carpet if you hadn't mentioned it, well everything can't be perfect. Love what you have accomplished!


  7. Great job, Sonny! Sometimes there is lots of trial and error involved in getting things just so. Glad you had some help. Love the table and the way the gallery wall turned out. Great vignette on the table, too.

  8. Oh Sonny, I love it! It is just so welcoming. I can't wait to see rest.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Sonny,

    I really like this. It looks so nice. The mirror did the trick! Can't wait for the full reveal!

  10. I do like what you ended with! You are a patient person. I'm terrible about trying and sticking with something even if it doesn't feel right. Show us more up close the printables you chose. :)

  11. Oh I like it all Sonny. Everything is looking fabulous and I love the mirror and the wall collage. Thanks for the sneak peaks. Hugs, Marty

  12. Sonny Sonny Sonny! Girlfriend, you did good. No, not good, you did GREAT!! LOVING your entry. It's just perfect. Perfect!!

    Love you bunches and thanks for the sweet sweet words.


  13. You did a great job...sometimes it takes a little playing around until we get it just right...even though I liked all of the set ups to be honest. Great entry !
    thank you so much for sharing...xo

  14. Looking great! I love the prints used for your gallery wall! And the table is very pretty! Can't wait to see the rest of your remodel! :)

  15. I definitely like what you finally ended up with. I love mirrors in the foyer. That way everyone can check to see how they look upon arrival. LOL! I like the table redone in white as well, it looks very good. Great job!

  16. change it till you like it :) It looks lovely

  17. Well Sonny I would say all your frustrations and hard work has paid off...this looks FABULOUS! I love the mirror and what's reflecting in it!! Enjoy our weekend, Gail

  18. Morning Sonny,
    I like what you did here, very pretty. I actually liked the pic
    below it too, but think the mirror looks much better there, also love
    what you did with the sofa table,
    looks great, I always love the mix of white and another finish, think the contrast is wonderful. You have been a busy girl, it was actually fun seeing all your looks. I love that lil half round table, so cute
    and actually looked cute there too.
    Looks like from the mirror reflections things are coming along pretty well.
    Hope you have had a good week hon,
    and that you will have a very restful and relaxing weekend.
    After all that work you just might need
    Blessings, Nellie

  19. Girl, you've got more patience that I have! Love, love, love the change! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. I really like the addition of the mirror there. I think it made a big difference...Christine

  21. I really like the addition of the mirror there. I think it made a big difference...Christine

  22. I really like the addition of the mirror there. I think it made a big difference...Christine

  23. It really turned out pretty. Have a wonderful weekend


  24. Well your end result of the entryway is gorgeous! You did a lovely job! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

  25. Thank you for sharing the "in-process" pics! Inspiration to keep trying until we get it right!

  26. Sonny, I'm loving all of it. And now, I'm confused about what is finished and your furniture and what is inspiration. Hmm, perhaps the allergy headache is interfering with my mind. I'm really loving the reflections in that mirror! Looks very real. Helen

  27. Love the secretary desk reflected on the mirror!...Christine

  28. This is beautiful Sonny! I love the arrangement you came up with. I love your scarf too! :) Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  29. Sonny, it looks so pretty. Of course, I guess I have a bad eye, because I thought some of the "before" shots looked pretty too. I'm so impressed with your wall of pictures. That is so difficult to do, and you did it beautifully. The little glimpses of your l.r. look wonderful too. I'll look forward to seeing pictures of it. laurie


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