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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Entryway

Written by: Cathy Carroll

After the New Year I took all the Christmas decor 
out of the entryway.
I never added anything else to it 
 it has been quite blah out there these last few months.
I decided since Spring has hit full force here it's time to do something
about that blah entryway.
So, today I am going to show you my 
Spring Entryway.

Spring Entryway - A bright and cheery entryway with yellow and blue, chevron bunny sign

A brighter and definitely, cheerier little area that welcomes you to our home.

Spring Entryway - chevron bunny sign, repurposed mirror to chalkboard, chalk paint bench, black and white check bench

I started with our Welcome Bench and the Black and White Chalkboard
that I painted last summer.
I love both of these pieces and they have definitely become the backbone 
of this area.
For Spring this year I have been adding little pops of yellow in every room of our home.
It is such a bright and cheerful color - one of my favorites;
totally makes me think of Spring.

Spring Entryway - thrifted black boots, red Christmas berries

I had these old black fireman boots I used as Santa's boots for Christmas.
I wanted to use them to portray the Spring showers 
needed to change them up a bit.

Spring Entryway - bunny and painted boot vignette

So I spray painted them with some blue paint.
I first painted them with two coats of white spray paint with primer in it 
and then
two coats of the blue paint.
I then added a cuff of frayed drop cloth fabric to the top of each.
Dropped some faux yellow daisies in them along with
some faux white and brown grassy foliage for my pop of color.
Then, Mr. Bunny took up a stance in front of them.

Spring Entryway - painted boots and faux flowers

Such a cutie he is.....
He was an old terra cotta bunny that was left here 
I did a little white wash of DIY chalk paint
to make him a little more presentable.

Spring Entryway - chevron bunny sign, repurposed mirror to chalkboard

Instead of doing my usual chalkboard design I decided to try something different.
I made this cute little chevron bunny art to hang on the board.
This is actually a piece of cut foam board that I covered with 
some chevron fabric I had on hand.
I then cut out a bunny I had drawn freehand, traced him onto the fabric
and used white craft paint to paint him.
His tail is a ball of twine I looped around my fingers several times,
tied, and then hot glued in place.
The bow at the top is made from a scrap piece of burlap ribbon and glued on.
I then hot glued a piece of twine to the back to hang it with.
I think it turned out so cute 
actually cost me nothing because all of these items were
leftovers from other projects.

Spring Entryway - burlap wreath, painted boots

I decided to use my Burlap Wreath on the door for now.
I may make a new one for Easter 
not really sure of that.

Spring Entryway - chevron bunny sign, black and white check bench, blue rainboots

I love the bright, cheerfulness it all brings to this area.
A definite welcome that creates a smile.

What colors are you using for Spring this year?
Have you done something special to your entry/porch?
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  1. What a great idea to paint boots and use them in decor. When they spring a leak I always just throw them away..... What am I thinking????
    Have a happy weekend!!
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. Ack! Seriously IN LOVE with the boots Cathy!! Your entryway conveys the perfect sense of "Welcome to our home"!!

  3. What an lovely idea to make a Welcome bench! Entryway looks so nice. And the bunny is really cute :-)
    PS. I'l go for plaster of Paris during weekend.

  4. I love the yellow flowers in those adorable blue rain boots.

  5. So funny.. at first glance I thought that chalkboard was an Ipad and I was thinking how cool it was that you could had a chevron bunny on your ipad as art! hahahaha

    I'm doing yellow this year too.. It is always like a little sunshine! Love your entry!

  6. Super ideas, Cathy! Love those boots! Your entry really looks like spring is here!


  7. Great idea Cathy! I love the pop of light blue color of the boots! I'm so happy that Spring is finally here and all the pastel colors are coming out!

  8. I love the boots and think I will have to go looking for some, although I don't really have an entry way to put them... I also like your bunny art.. so cute. I have some chevron paper that I might just have to copy your design and make a picture myself... Great ideas. pinning this

  9. LOVE your boots and chevron bunny sign! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! Have a great weekend :)

  10. I love using seasonal boots...my fav are my daughter's cowboy boots with red roses on my dad's little old chair. Your spring entry is nice and cheery.....enjoy it!

  11. So Cute Cathy!! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events…Hugs, Tammy

  12. Love the yellow flowers in the blue boots, really looks like spring.

  13. Your adorable Spring/Easter entry way caught my eye over at The DIYers Party - so pretty and welcoming! I love the black and white checkered bench too.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  14. I like the change up. It seems like it was quick and easy and the look is sweet. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Love it all, Cathy! Those boots are perfect for Spring! I'm so glad you shared your beautiful entry at our party! Pinning! XO

  16. Your spring entryway is adorable! I love it, especially the DIY chevron bunny and the spray painted rain boots! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

  17. Oh how sweet! I love how you painted the boots blue - it makes them perfect for spring!!!! So pretty!

  18. Cathy
    It all is lovely. I love those blue boots.

  19. Such a cute idea & set up decor.
    Pinning. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

  20. love it! especially the boot redo! how different they look with just a few coats of paint! It never even crossed my mind to spray paint boots but now I am thinking.......

  21. What a pretty spring entry! Love the boots painted blue and your little bunny!

  22. So bright and cheerful! Love this idea - now I know what to do with those old rain boots that never get used ~ xo Erika @ http://www.yayforhandmade.com

  23. Hi Cathy:
    Stopping in from The Blackberry Vine Linky. This is such a fun entryway- I bet your neighbors are envious! :) Lovely job!

  24. This is such a cute look Love the way the boots came out.

  25. I love all these touches, especially the bunny sign :) So cute! Pinned

  26. This is darling, Cathy! Thanks for sharing at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.

    ~ Megin of VMG206

  27. I LOVE everything you did with your entrance, Cathy! The colours, the boots, the lovely flowers and of course, the cute bunny = perfection!

  28. I love the Blue Boots :) All looks so welcoming and spring like.

  29. Cathy, this is an adorable entrance I agree with Amber welcoming & spring like! Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things party Theresa @DearCreatives

  30. All ready for the Easter Bunny, Cathy. I would love for you to share on my Chic By You Link Party @ http://chicbytab.blogspot.ca/2014/04/chic-by-you-wednesday-link-party-7.html. Hope to see you there!

  31. Oh I love that! I saw some super cheap Wellies yesterday and had half a mind to buy them but demurred at the last moment. Now I have to go out and get them just so I can replicate your sweet Spring Entry. Well....it's Fall here....but you know :)

  32. Super cute idea to spray paint the rain boots! I didn't know that the paint would stick to them. Really cute vignettes!

  33. Love the boots! Beautiful vignette - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  34. So beautiful!! I love the boots with the flowers-- too cute! hank you so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On: Thinking Spring! Happy Easter!

    ~Abby =)

  35. Brilliant DIY spring napkins! My sister once taught me how to make one, but in different style. I’m glad I stumble upon here and learn some new style. Creative!

    Sebastian Chuter

  36. How did I miss this?!? It turned out so cute! HOw could you go wrong with a bunny lover like me though :D

  37. Your entry way is so cute..I LOVE the blue boots!

  38. I just love it! The colors you used are perfect for spring! :)