Sunday, March 4, 2012

All Because Of A Sign

I purchased this adorable sign a few weeks back at HomeGoods. I knew as soon as I saw it it was meant to come home with me! I had the perfect spot that was in desperate need of a makeover.

Let me take you back to the very beginning.This is a picture of the little hallway from our kitchen into the guest bedroom. This pic was taken before we purchased our home. We had them take the carpet out and match the tile. The carpet didn't make sense to us especially seeing as to right of the little hallway is a door to the garage. 

A few months went by after we moved in and I had finally decided on a paint color for the house and Then I decided I had to get rid of the builder grade half moon light fixture. Sorry for bad pic but this was as good as it got back then!;) I ended up choosing this outdoor light fixture because I wanted to give the space some character. Something unexpected.

Then I decided to hang a rooster picture under the light fixture and this is how it stayed till I brought home  the new Guest Cottage sign. I knew I couldn't just put a sign on the wall and call it a day.

So I brought out this shabby old table I have had that has seen better days but is just oh so cute. I need to figure out how to fix that crack but for now it will just get a makeover.

I busted out my CeCe Caldwell & Annie Sloan paints and just dry brushed three different colors on till I got the look I was going for. Then I wiped it down with a damp paper towel.

The top I took the sander to.


Next up I brought out my Ballard Designs Script indoor outdoor rug I purchased back in December. I was rather disappointed with it when it came because it was nothing like the picture on their website nor their catalog. The print had been scaled way down. Since then they have added a picture of what all three sizes of the rug look like and in the end they let me keep this one for FREE! I figured this would be the perfect spot to use it. Thanx Ballard!

Next up I hunted high and low for some flowers and let me tell ya hydrangeas are not cheap! Even at WM they were $9 a stem so I was thrilled when I went into HobLob the other day and saw this arrangement for half off. For $15 I could not even come close to being able to make something similar so home it came.

It fit perfectly in my vintage silver pitcher. The little bunnies I purchased out at the cottage a few days back. They had just come in and were too stinking cute to leave behind.

I pulled out my grapevine wreath for the final touch.
So now when you come and stay at The Finch Inn you will be greeted with a welcoming entrance all because of a sign! And in case you are wondering mom, yes you can still easily walk thru the space!;)

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48 comments:

  1. So ADORABLY cute! I love the unexpected lantern for inside, the table is perfect and I think I may have to check out those rugs from Ballard!

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  2. So~oh~oh CUTE! I am pinning that last shot. Love the look and feel of it. I would be happy to stay in the "Guest Cottage" =)

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  4. Pam, this looks great. The layers make it so much more interesting than before.

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  5. What a cute little space! This is a great example of when one-thing-leads-to-another is a good thing!

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  6. That looks great Pam! I bought that rug only one size larger than you did and it's fine...I hadn't gotten it yet when you complained about yours before and I was worried!! I'm so glad they gave it to you...that's GOOD customer service! Ballard is always a source of inspiration! Your little hallway looks wonderful! The sign was a great find!
    Lorraine

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  7. Hi Pamela. Thanks for calling on my pre-caffine typo. I meant to type it is so cute and welcoming. And I even after caffine I still love the wreath.
    Traci

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  8. So pretty! It's a very welcoming spot.

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  9. Cute and adorable! Love how you painted the table and such a sweet sign!

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  10. I love it! The table looks great and that sign is awesome! I spy some bunnies, I hope they get to come to the Spring'tacular :) It looks great, that was nice of Ballard :)
    Debbie

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  11. Adorable! Like the paint on the table and the bunnies are so sweet.

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  12. That whole set-up looks so pretty, Pamela! Love the table!

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  13. You REALLY did a great job on this table! I would love to come to your Thursday party. Thanks for linking up to my Meet Me Monday party! If you send reminders by chance, add my name. I am AWFUL at knowing who has a party on what days! I keep intending to make a list. What time is your Thursday party? Love, Me

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  14. It looks fantastic Pam!!! Great job.

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  15. What a pretty look for that wall. I think the lantern was a great starting point and the little table and vignette look so pretty too. I picked up a tiny desk and an old dresser with dovetailed drawers in great shape today from kijiji. They were a really good deal and right here in our town. I'm looking forward to a makeover on them. I'm also keeping my eyes open for a small little table like yours for a spot in our upstairs hallway.

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  16. I love that little area you fixed up! And, I just had to laugh when you told your mom that you could still walk through there. That sounds like something I would say. ha! I adore that sign too. Home Goods huh? Hmmmm.... may need to go there one day soon. Ha! The addition of the distressed table and the flowers and twig wreath are just PERFECT under that sign. Using an outdoor lantern in that space was a great idea too. Btw, thanks so much for re-following me today too. It is slowly building back up.

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  17. LOL, really LOL.... I must be the same age as your mom because that was the first thing that went through my mind, so I studied the full view photo to make sure. Yes, I think both your mother and I are satisfied we can walk through there.

    ~Bliss~

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  18. Love your new sign...and all of the sweet changes you made...

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  19. Your little corner is so cute. I love how you were able to use a lot of things you already owned. Your new purchases work perfectly with it.

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  20. Beautiful!!! You have done an amazing job , it looks great...I invite you to visit me as well!!! Your newest follower...Blessings Lori

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  21. I just love it. It's such a charming area, it makes you want to wander back to see what is back there. It's beckoning you back. I really love it. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  22. Pamela I love love love it all!! It's a good thing we don't live close to one another because that table might have gone missing LOL!

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  23. Adorable, Pamela! That's so frustrating about your rug but Free is always good! :)

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  24. This space is so sweet and oh so welcoming. All your guests will feel right at home. Great Job as always. Thanks for stopping by and saying such nice thing.
    ann

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  25. I LOVE this! It's like a private little niche that leads to a secret hide-away! All of the pieces go so nicely together and the fact that it all started with a piece from Home Goods is not surprising!! That store is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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  26. Wonderful post! I'm a new follower; so nice to "meet" you!
    ♥ Anne ♥

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  27. Wonderful vignette! The rug is awesome!!!

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  28. What an amazing make-over Pamela...it looks GREAT! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  29. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you made the end of the hallway pop!! I adore how the little table turned out. You styled it just perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  30. Any guest would certainly have a smile on their face when they encounter this ever so inviting hallway to the guest cottage....Love it!

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  31. This is fabulous! I love it! Looks so quaint and inviting. Perfect!

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  32. As I scrolled down the page I kept saying this is my favortie and then this is my favorite. When I saw the whole the picture at the end I immediately said Beautiful!!!

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  33. I don't usually leave a comment when there are this many already cuz I figure after a while they all say the same thing. But I HAVE to!! I'm so impressed! It's beautiful, inviting, .....and when can I come and stay? (hehe) Love the way one thing led to another. That's so often the case with me! Think I'll start following you.

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  34. I agree, it's so inviting. I really like the idea of using the lantern in the hallway. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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  35. Super dooper cute!! I like how you used the chalk paint too!

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  36. Very, very cute! I know what you mean about $9.00 stems at Walmart.
    I also hung an outdoor fixture inside. I love yours! I enjoyed your post and now I am a new follower.
    Katie

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  37. What a view! The outdoor lantern was a great choice.

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  38. Pam that is such a great look! You have such great style and such a wonderful eye for details. I love your new chairs too. Congrats on those!

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  39. Oh I adore your new vignette!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

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  41. What a cute idea. I love it all. The sign and the florals are perfect, great table. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  42. That looks so cute. I was just looking at a very similar table at the antique mall today, now I'm thinking I need to hightail it back there an pick it up.

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  43. Very, very pretty! The rug looks perfect there. Love the finish on the table.

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  44. Oh so cute! The sign fits in perfectly.

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  45. love it all...the table is wonderful and fits the space well.

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