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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Prepare your entrance for the Holidays using a combo of colours: Turquoise and Red

entrance for christmas

Living in a narrow town house, you can imagine how small our entrance is. It can get messy, really fast with a one year old who makes it difficult every time we leave the house. With the Holidays around the corner, I wanted to change things and add some color by using this combo; turquoise (mint) and red.

I had some ideas on how to turn this challenging, tiny space; into a functional one by adding accessories and colour for the Holidays. I wanted to put a bold “wallpaper” up, so it could make a huge statement when you would come in, but won’t and can’t at the moment (it’s not in our budget). So, I had to work with white walls.

To make this space feel like it’s own space, I decided to add accessories with a color that I haven’t used around the house before: turquoise (mint) and paired it with my favorite color; red.

This year, I couldn’t afford anything new, so I had to work with accessories I found around our house to decorate our entrance. I’ve always been a fan of the color turquoise, so bought some paint and started painting a mirror, a box and a bowl were we keep our keys. Not only they look pretty in this new color, they are functional. I will be posting later a tutorial on how I transformed these accessories. As for the red vases I used for this vignette, you can see the before and after pictures from one of my earlier posts.  The little grey island you see in the pictures, didn’t look like this before, it used to be green with ugly black hardware. I will write another tutorial about the before and after of the island.

entrance island

This little box, keeps change, pens and keys away from our son’s little fingers (for now) 😉

entrance box

This big mirror opens up the room and makes it look larger.

entrance turquoise bowl

I also added a red rug I found on sale last year at the end of the winter season at “Pier 1 imports” (not shown in pictures). The rug doesn’t show stains, which is perfect for a family with kids and pets.

Don’t forget, your entrance should represent who you are and give an idea to others of what is waiting for them in the next rooms of your house!

I choose turquoise-mint and red as combo for ours, because it is calm but also cozy! I added it a little red bow for the Holidays and a big red clock to add a little bit of humour! much needed! 😉

entrance for the Holidays

I would love it if you would share some pictures of your entrances for the Holidays and see how do you decorated them!

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Ruby says:

    Like the little box!!!

    December 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you, this was my hubby’s old box, I gave it new life with a coat of paint. I will be posting a tutorial about these accessories very soon! 🙂 thank you and thank you for stopping by 🙂

    December 21, 2012 at 1:15 am
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful colours! Gentle; with a little edge. Very creative! I love the FAM box and that gorgeous red clock.

    I do not have an entry. You walk right into the kitchen! And it seems to be where everyone ends up being too 🙂

    December 21, 2012 at 8:00 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! The box, it’s an old brown box, glued the letters and painted turquoise-mint and now it’s useful and looks pretty in our entrance Oh! it must be nice your house opening to the kitchen and lovely that everyone gathers around it 🙂

      December 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm
  • little poppits says:

    nominated you for very inspiring blogger award. x

    December 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Oh! thank you! you are so sweet! Thank you! I will check it out tomorrow 🙂 thanks again! 🙂

      December 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    So pretty!!! 🙂

    December 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you Katherine! 🙂 glad you liked it!

    December 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    Love turquoise and red. Love it! So happy and joyous and retro. It feels and looks so fresh!

    December 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much Alex! 🙂 I tried to keep it this way but it didn’t say like this + we have a snow storm today here, so our entrance looks awful 🙂

    December 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    This is my favorite color combo!!! Love the way it looks at your place”

    December 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh!Thank you, it’s very nice of you to say! Merci et merci de visiter mon blog! 🙂

      December 29, 2012 at 12:51 am

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