Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The New and Improved Entry

We've had a couple of very busy weeks here at Mimi's Cottage.

I thought when we retired things would slow down a little.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

We did, however, check another project off our long, long list.

The entry is finally finished.


Remember how the Mister decided to install the beadboard the week
before Christmas?  yikes

Well, last week we got er done.

It only took two months!!


 Before

 This is the paintable, textured wallpaper that I got at Lowes.com.


It's painted yellow and it lives above the wide beadboard paneling.

I couldn't find a trim that I liked so we made our own.  

The scallop is from Michael's the three other pieces are from Home Depot.


Some of my favorite things are in the entry.

Like my kids silhouettes that we had done while we visited
Disneyland in the 70's and 80's.

Love them.  (love my kids too)


Love this Christy Repassy hollyhock painting.


Love this calligraphy piece that my mom made for my grandma when
she took an art class in college way back in the early 40's.


Love this drawing of our house that was a birthday card from an adorable friend.
Her artist husband drew this for me for my 58th birthday.  


Love little birdies.



After three plus years in this house we can cross another project off our list!


12 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful. You guys did a great job.

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Love the wall paper! Great job!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks fabulous! Wonderful job....

Gayle said...

Love the custom trim you made Sue - it looks fantastic! And Lorin's drawing is wonderful.

camp and cottage living said...

I love your whole wall display.
Especially because it is all
treasured momentos!

The Gathering Place said...

Your entry looks very inviting! I love bead board and all your fun trimmings look great!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love it! That trim you guys made is so cute and looks so great with the beadboard. You guys did such a great job and I love your whole display!

Nanette Merrill said...

It is beautiful. I really love it. I want beadboard! And your trim is fabulous. Also, the wallpaper, timeless.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh congratulations!!! I looooove it all!!! That textured wall paper above the beadboard is amazing! Job well done. It's beautiful!
M.L.

Nicole said...

It look so pretty! I love that trim with the scallops. Glad to know about that shop in Farmington. I think I'll be taking a trip over there soon!

wendy said...

well, it was worth the wait as it turned out GREAT. It has a real welcome feel to it.
Your trim is wonderful....what a great idea, to kinda tweek it and come up with something Just right for You.

Diane's Photography said...

Sue, the entry is just beautiful. Looking forward to a trip to Utah so I can visit you and see your new creative projects that make your home so beautiful. love you