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Entry Way Spring Tour and Blog Hop

You’ll be pleased to know, that my door has been dressed.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

Much better, right?

Today, several blog friends and I are joining together for a Spring Tour Blog Hop. We’re each sharing a room in our home and how it’s been updated for Spring. Even though I don’t typically put much time into seasonal decorating, I do get the urge to refresh spaces in the spring — think cleaning, organizing and updating a fresh detail or two.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

Like a new wreath. This simple, petite, wreath was created with clippings from one of our boxwoods. I absolutely love the delicate touch it adds to our door.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

It’s hung well above a cast iron “Welcome” sign, a memento of our visit to the Botanical Trails at Rockcastle River Trading Co.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

Like the “Welcome” sign, much of the decor in our home is collected piece by piece. That, to me, is what creating a home is all about. It’s a slower process, but I much prefer the end result. Take the furniture in this space, for example. Each piece was thrifted and has it’s own story — from the keyhole detailing on our antique dresser to the mid-century swivel chair and refurbished vanity turned console table.

[Tweet “That’s what creating a home is all about #tellastory #inthedetails”]

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

Of course, we use this space every day — so don’t confuse “antique” or “collected” with “precious” or “untouchable.” We’ve got 2 little kids and our home is a place in which we want them to feel comfortable. Actually, that’s one of the things I love about thrifted furniture — if I only spent $20 on a chair, it doesn’t need to be treated delicately. Thrifted furniture has been pre-loved. It’s probably not in perfect condition, but those dings and time-worn details mean that I won’t be stressed the first time it gets bumped by the kids.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

We use this space every day, so we’ve stored shoes in baskets underneath the chair and console table. The chair comes in handy as a spot to put on shoes. Above the chair is a mirror that I refinished and hung for hair and makeup checks on the way out the door. Plus, it has a small drawer for store discount cards and keys.

As a temporary spring update, I hung a colorful print on the mirror with washi tape. The Bible verse is a recent favorite of mine and the print has a definite springtime feel {you can find more colorful prints in my shop}.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

I tidied up the top of the dresser in a small spring cleaning and organization effort. It’s been a great drop zone for us, but sometimes it needs a little pick me up. Plus, it’s always fun to switch things around on my husband… {just teasing, honey}.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

The map wall is one of my favorite personalized touches in our home. We love traveling, globes and maps which makes for the perfect “welcome” when you walk in our door. It’s a happy, unexpected, detail that is often a conversation piece with guests.

This whole space features wall art that introduces our guests to who we are as a family — and not just with photos.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

Our stairwell is lined with quirky art, printed scripture, and special keepsakes {even our babies’ shoes}. It’s a peek into our personality, faith and family history.

[Tweet “The decor in a home is a glimpse into a family’s personality, story and history #creatingahome”]

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

To the right of the front door, we’ve created a small gallery of where we’ve lived — including a handrawn sketch of our first home and vintage postcards from each city we’ve called “home.”

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry

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Did you arrive here via the Blog Hop? I’m so glad that you’re here! It’s been fun sharing this small space and introducing you to our family’s style and personality. Plus — what good motivation to get a space cleaned, organized and freshened-up, right?

5 One Room Spring Home Tours

You must go check out the other ladies on the Blog Hop! Their beautiful spaces have received the springtime touch, too.

Corner52
Married to Restoration
Flourishing At Home
Lovely Decor


If you’re interested in my sweet little spring wreath, I’ll be back on Wednesday to share how I made it. Hope to see you then! UPDATE: See the Boxwood Wreath Tutorial.

Petite Boxwood Wreath

 

Sharing at Remodelaholic and Thrifty Decor Chick.

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Gina

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

Very clean and fresh - love the touches of gold and brass.

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Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

Thanks, Gina! So glad you stopped by :)

Ashley

Monday 25th of April 2016

Such a cute entry way! I love the mirror!!! The wreath is beautiful and I will be heading over to see the tutorial!

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Monday 25th of April 2016

Thanks, Ashley!! So glad you stopped by.

Tayler Morrell

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Super adorable entryway! I love how bright it is!

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Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thanks, Tayler :)

Crystal // Dreams, etc.

Monday 18th of April 2016

I love how you've decorated your entryway. It's so cool that everything has meaning. And that map wall is amazing! I think I'd spend a lot of time staring at it. :)

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Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thanks -- it's a fun feature! I do stare at it sometimes, checking out the details of the different maps, lol.

Kristin F.

Monday 18th of April 2016

Hopping over from The Peony Project to say hello. Your door is beautiful and I love how light and bright your home is. I'm thrilled to have found your blog.

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Tuesday 19th of April 2016

So glad you stopped by :) and thanks so much for your sweet comments!

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