Tuesday, February 18, 2020

{ Cottage Entryway Storage Organizer}

It's no surprise that I love switching out decor & spaces..especially our front entryway! It's the first spot you see when walking in, so it needs to be charming & comfy for guest! It's not huge, but I'm happy it's its own little narrow space, since I'm not one for open concept design in most homes! Anyways a few months ago we transformed the cold, unused coat closet into a mini mudroom & since then I've been updating it! While browsing HomeGoods I came upon a metal organizer on sale for under $10..& well come see the update front entrance.....


 

I couldn't not buy this awesome piece!! Although I loved the previous organizer HERE , I loved the white metal, no hooks & how big but slender this new one is! The gold accent hardware flow nicely with the rest of the cottage style entry! 

 

I swapped out our other huge front entry organizer & placed it in our back entry & moved these vintage cabin frames up front! I wanted a sleeker look & no hooks or anything hanging since we have the mini mudroom now! I did however want a bit of storage for outgoing mail etc..


The space is cohesive,  functional & cute..everything a space should be! I'm on the hunt for a new vintage style front door, even though this one I don't hate!



I kept it very simple & clutter free up front here! I kept the cream/gold leaf words sign on the opposite wall, greenery & some simple accents..other than that very simple! The welcome sign I kept from the previous decor too! 




Do you have a front entry, dropzone,  mudroom or front organization are? This space is forever changing, but for now it's simple, clean & fresh for spring!!


HAPPY Wednesday!
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

{ Vintage Dining Room Artwork }

I'm notorious for being attached to sentimental vintage  or antique goods, especially ones from passed family members! I've had this one piece I've been wanting to use in our home for years...Yes, years!!! I like to hold onto decor that I love, or that's  just sentimental or of value & this is one of those pieces. It's not exactly my style but  I love playing with decor & I was craving a fresh simplistic change in the dining room..I rummaged my hoarding spots for a piece I've never showcased via the blog & well this mountain artwork popped up..! It was my great grandpa's { poppy } who passed in 2011 at 99. Come take a closer peek below..

 

The simplicity of the mountains, blue & silver cool tones & the thin vintage frame  all fit perfectly in the kitchen on the wood shelf. I ended up layering it in front of an old blue chippy farm screen & adding an antique glass  lantern!

 

I wanted to pull in a bit of warmth, so I added this wood crate that's the same wood tone as the shelf..brings everything together effortlessly!





I kept everything else super neutral,  so the eye goes directly to the focal point aka artwork! I did add a few vintage pottery pots with a light blue glaze on the table & some pussy willows/ eucalyptus. 

 

I mentioned a few posts back that this space was changing & it is HOPEFULLY! Waiting on a few little  tie ups on a piece, but for now it's imperfectly perfect!


 

Along with this wall changing a new table is being brought into this space too..Yup, another new table pals haha. Musical tables  around these parts apparently,  but we love it! Anyways I hope you loved this new  { old } artwork & temporary dining room refresh!


Mark & I both have a 3 day weekend ahead of us, so hopefully we can spend Valentine's eating copious amounts of chocolate & redoing this space with some big new pieces! Wishing you ALL a happy & safe holiday weekend ♡.

HAPPY Monday!
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

{ Fresh Spring Window }

One thing that I vowed to do a little differently this year was to step outside my comfort zone in terms of decor, inspiration & content I put out! Although, in the past I never really blogged the smaller holidays,  but this year & even a bit of last year I decided to show more of the smaller holidays in my decor, diy etc.... I want to appease to EVERY person who reads The Quaint  Sanctuary, not just a certain style or budget! Easter ,although not a smaller holiday, it's one I never really blogged much about honestly, which is strange considering I love bunnies ha. Today I'm sharing the most fresh & simple spring window...even if it's still winter here in Michigan! Come see the full spring window below...

 

So the number one question I get on holiday or special occasion posts is "why do I post so early?" , short answer- I love to give you guys simple affordable ideas!!!

 

This idea was spur of the moment to be honest..I was in a decor store & I had a bunch of stuff, well after a long wait in the crowed line I gave up! I'll leave the store unnamed, but I ultimately left empty handed.  I was bummed because the antique rabbits were adorable!!! So, on the way home I popped in Dollar Tree for quick chapstick & they had this amazing spring leaf garland for $1!!! I snagged a few & then my creative wheel started ha. 



 
I decided the kitchen window area needed a refresh as well as our dining & living room  { coming soon } so that's what I did. Simple cottage leaf garland, carrots & some cute soaps, brushes & lamp!! It screams spring / Easter without being overwhelmed until we get a bit closer!


Course I mixed some vintage treasures in like the bottle opener, cakestand & spritzer!







I hope you have a lovely Tuesday! Do you love decorate for spring after a long winter as much as I do? What's your favorite go to item??

Happy Tuesday!
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Paige.Rose