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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Peek From My Porch

If you follow with any regularity at all, you know that I LOVE seasonal decorations. So, now that it's February I had to change things up a bit.  I started with my chalkboard on the living room mantle. A year ago last January, I posted about painting my old, faded picture with chalkboard paint. Recently I had a couple of sweet friends ask how I went about doing that.  So, Deidra and Aaron, you can go here for the details. Ask and ye shall receive!

I've had fun changing out the picture or saying to coordinate with my decor or the seasons.  I get lots of inspiration from Pinterest.  I've found that I like the looks of the board better if I just erase the board and not wipe it down with a wet rag (as I used to do when I taught school).  I pull up a picture on my computer, pull out a piece of chalk and draw, sketch and write until I have it just the way I want it!  You could use stencils if you wanted it perfect, but I like the freehand look, as well as the time to be a little artsy.

Here's what I did with my board last week, anticipating Valentine's Day:


Then I changed the mantle a bit:



A few other touches... (for a closer view click on the picture)


The entry table...


One other little touch was added in the dining area on my buffet...

Do you add seasonal decorations to your home?  What have you added for Valentine's Day?

With love from my country porch,

6 comments:

Deidra said...

Thank you! I am so excited to finish my little chalkboard project, and this will help! Thanks for always inspiring!

Denise said...

You're so welcome. I can't wait to see the finished results. Btw, if it would be easier, you could send the email to the church email, to my attention and Jane will forward it to me. Have fun!

Whitney Pendell said...

Are you sure you didn't sneak into Gracious Designs and snap these pics? =) It looks so pretty! I'm so glad you have a true entry area in your new house - love what you've done right there.

Denise said...

Gracious designs?! What a lovely compliment! Thank you. Yes, having an entry way is so nice! I'm loving it!

Lynsey said...

Love, love, love! Did I mention I love this?! You have the best decorating ideas and the prettiest! :)

Denise said...

You're so sweet, Lynsey. Thank you! Have you added some Valentine decor to your cute place?