Entryway with state love art...

Monday / 12 comments
I feel like I've been gone forever!  I feel totally overwhelmed by summer.  Anyone else?  It's so hard to entertain 4 kids and get anything else done.  The kids are having a fun summer though which is what is really important.  My house is all unpacked and I've been doing tons of fun projects I just haven't had time to blog about them yet.

This is the view right as you walk through the front door.  The beautiful watercolor art is from The Wheatfield.  LOVE her stuff!  It's so cheerful and inspiring.  The state/country art I made with my silhouette machine and is all the places we've lived the past few years.    The chalkboard I made with an old mirror.  The little bench is the Ana-White rustic bench that we made a while ago and I just painted it with Rustoleum Night tide gloss spray paint.


The states/countries I purchased in the online silhouette shop.  If you have a MAC then you might have a problem using the shop from the program on your computer.  I had to call silhouette and they gave me a special URL to make my purchases from.  Then I just mounted the vinyl on canvas and painted over it!  Easy!


I let it dry for a few hours and then peeled off the vinyl.


See!  Cute, easy and it only cost about 2 bucks a picture.  The canvases all came from the Japanese 100 yen store (dollar store) and then the silhouette graphics were $1 each and I used paint I already had.  The little hearts I just hand painted.


This is the old mirror I had.  I don't think it's been hung up since 2 or 3 houses ago.  I decided I wanted it  to be a chalkboard.


I primed the whole thing mirror and frame with BIN primer.  This is my favorite primer right now.  It goes on so nice and even and works great.  Then I just put chalkboard paint on the mirror part and painted the frame white.


LOVE how it all turned out.  It's so cheerful and colorful.


I've thought about putting pillows or something on the bench but I'm pretty sure they'd end up on the floor in about two minutes.



  1. Brook I miss the little pink bench but you can always make another one! I'm guessing the blue goes better with your color scheme in that space! Glad your settled in and posting, I'm right there with you: kids + summer = no project time, it's a bit like wearing handcuffs all day, only 6 weeks to go!

  2. I LOVE your shut the front door chalkboard, I am always telling my kids that haha!!!

  3. Love all the colors! I'm too chicken to go that colorful but think it's great whenever I see it.

    Are the states ones you have lived in??

    Came over from Today's Creative Blog Link party

    Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

  4. We are super busy this summer too, you know the fun kind of busy though. I love the little states! The note on your chalk board cracks me up. ;-)

  5. Very cute! Love the state love wall art, and I recently created a similar chalkboard! :)

  6. I am visiting via Today's Creative Blog.

    This is a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Tuesday!

  7. Oh, I love it! What's even better is that you wrote "shut the front door" on the chalk board. So funny and catchy!

  8. Love the canvas state art! So easy and simple...very nice! :) I'm a new follower~!
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  9. Yes - so hard to blog in the summer! Too much to do. I love your new entry! The states idea is fabulous! I definitely want to try that out!
    <3 Mallory

  10. The state art is so cute and a nice memory of where you've been.

  11. Way cute, that front door quote cracks me up. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my PB towels post!

  12. I pinned state art like that.... it's been on my to do list... maybe one day I'll actually make them! Of course, there's a better chance that we'll end up stationed together and I'll just have my kids take yours : )


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