I’m on a total lighten + brighten kick lately and the entry was next to get a quick makeover.
(Mason didn’t know I was snapping pictures when he walked downstairs and I actually love that I captured him in this one!)
Since December, we’ve had our vintage theater seats and a favorite Lindsay Letters Doxology canvas in the entry. It was perfect for the winter but started feeling a little heavy for spring. So while the kids were being thoroughly entertained by their almost three-year-old cousin this weekend, I took a few minutes to freshen up the entry. I used to move furniture around way more often than I do now and I sort of miss it! It makes a space feel totally different and you don’t have to buy anything new! Win, win.
In the entry, I moved over the bench that usually sits under a big mirror to the right as you walk through the door (see it in its normal spot in this post). I actually tried a few different pieces there, but the little bench felt the cleanest.
(Also, notice the difference in photo quality with only natural light and a more intentional angle! Same iphone camera, just a few little tweaks.)
Let’s talk about the giant tree limb for a second.
I know, it’s weird. But I felt like I needed more height to help the botanical prints tie in with the bench. Plus, I love adding fresh greenery and we have an abundance of trees in our yard, so I just cut a really, really big branch, popped it in a large vase (this one from Target) and I kind of love it.
As for those darling botanicals … they are from the May Collection of Paper Works – our monthly subscription club full of stylish printable designs.
Every month I create a new set of digital designs (think art prints, note cards, scripture memory cards, calendars, chore charts – all things home + paper + pretty to look at!) that get loaded into a big library with all past designs from the last five years.
There are so many cute items to choose from – Ryan just counted them up and said there are over 600 different designs. Click here to see what’s included in Paper Works.
Anyway, back to the botanicals. I just downloaded the files, printed and framed them using leftover thin gold frames that we used to sell in our shop with mats I bought on sale at Michaels to make them look fancier.
They look sweet all grouped together, but they would be cute on their own as well. Maybe added to an existing gallery wall? Or as a gift for Mother’s Day?
I like what’s happening in the entry now. It feels lighter and spring-y and cheerful. Operation lighten + brighten is off to a good start!
I made a quick video to show you a little behind-the-scenes of Paper Works and just how simple it is to find pretty designs to download and print.
Happy May Day!