Yes, I went ahead and changed the look of my blog…again. The look and feel of my blog as you see it today is how I always envisioned it, but could never squeeze enough time out of my life to dedicate to it. While quarantined this weekend with a nasty head cold/flu [and slight hangover after a mom's night out...cough. cough] I got ‘er done. I hope you enjoy it and would love to hear any comments, suggestions or technical issues [a programmer I am not].
I have been working feverishly [literally...this flu kicked my ass] on overhauling our entry way for the past month. Why? You ask. Well, I gained an entirely new appreciation for modern, clean, fresh design that leans towards Scandinavian after our recent vacation to Germany. My mother-in-law’s white, neutral decor and Scandinavian inspired design really rubbed off on me this trip. So without a real plan sketched out I dove into the Scandinavian world and this is how our entry way turned out.
Here are a few pictures of what the entry way looked like just before this makeover in case you’re new here [or forgot]…And here is what my new and improved, Scandinavian inspired entry way looks like today
I kept the accessories pretty much the same. I swapped out the white lamp shade for this black one I picked up at Target. The white square one wound up in my son’s room atop a lamp I DIY’ed. Tutorial coming soon.I installed board+batten on the entry wall and painted it an eye-searing white. I also added a shelf on top so I could rest my new Swiss cross art.I spray painted a blank art canvas black then made a white Swiss cross out of white duct tape. The other canvas I left white and created another Swiss cross with black electrical tape. Easy peasey.I painted the entry wall a soft gray that you can hopefully see in the above picture. The enormous branch I discovered during a recent hike that I lugged back to my car while receiving some rather odd expressions from passers-by. Non-DIY’ers! ; ) These silver heart ornaments were a purchase while in Germany.
Now for the best part [and a teaser]. I created these 3-dimensional picture frames from a very unconventional material. I will give you the full tutorial this week, but in the meantime try to guess what they are made from. I am planning to install a funky feature wall in the living room adjacent to the entry way. The plan is in my head. Your guess is as good as mine as to when it will become reality. That’s the way I roll.