Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Thorough Cleaning in the Entry

 
This morning while hunting (actually digging) for something in the front closet, I thought "this would be a good project for a cold, inside day".  What a dumb idea.  The longer I dug out stuff, the more frustrated I got. 
 
So many Easter, Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July and Christmas items that hadn't been used in years. Oh, and yes, there were coats all scrunched inside also.  Isn't that what an entry closet is for? ha
 
So, I decided to sort thru all of them and get rid of alot.
 
This is a photo of my entry.  I have a large glass window next to my front door.  My actual entry is not too large.  I made very full, gathered ecru lace panels to fill the window and they are on rods at the top and bottom of the window.
 
I couldn't find anything I liked to go over the top, so I took tan colored scrim (a very loose woven, almost gauze-like fabric) and gathered it in a loose swag across the top.  Then I tied it all in a huge knot that is at the top corner and just let it hang and puddle at the bottom.
 
The clock was a Christmas gift from my Mom and Dad the last Christmas they were both with us.  I love the clock but don't keep it ticking because it drives me crazy.  But, I still love the clock.
 
 
This darling chair I found many years ago and refinished it.  I made a tan and cream check buttoned cushion to go on it.  You can see the wallpaper on the bottom half of the entry on the side.  I've had it for many years but haven't found anything I like any better.
 
So, now, my entry closet is clean and I feel so much better!
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy


9 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I always feel better after a deep cleaning and organizing :)

I love the dark finish on the chair! So cute.

Susan said...

I love the decor in your entry. I love your clock. My husband was given a huge Regulator clock when he retired. We just love it, it would not be like home if that clock did not chime every hour!!
I have been doing some orgainizing lately, I have two big boxes to go to Good Will.

Melanie said...

Isn't it funny how one simple project can lead to another? But yet...it feels good to get rid of unneeded stuff, doesn't it?

Claudia said...

Hey - good for you! I have to do some of that closet cleaning here. I'm avoiding it!

xo
Claudia

Laurie said...

I have a sinking feeling I'll be cleaning closets soon, one of my dreaded chores! I love your entry Judy, your curtain treatment is awesome. Your clock is so pretty, and I even love your wallpaper!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love the ticking of the clock...but that might be more loud than I can handle. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Judy...I have so been there. Opened up a closet and have it set off alarms! It's such a good feeling to get something organized. Hurray for you!

XO,
Jane

Cottage and Broome said...

I know what you mean about having to clean thing out! I have several areas that need to be organized. Love that chair, very sweet. Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful holiday, Laura

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have a long list of places here that need my attention - where did all this stuff come from?. :/
Thanks for stopping by and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!