I finally have something in the house finished that I can show y’all! Introducing the entryway:
I bought the decal from Vinyl Lettering on Etsy. I’ve put decals on walls before but this was probably the most difficult one I’ve ever done. I think it was a combination of the orange peel texture on the wall and the delicate little strips of vinyl. I lost my religion more than a few times trying to get this sucker up! The crosses are all very heavy iron and other metals that I bought at various antique shops in Georgia, Alabama and here in Texas. I plan on adding to the collection as I find others that tickle my fancy.
On my trusty old Southern Living at Home tray sit a couple of factory thread spools. West Georgia used to be a center for mills and textiles. As developers in Columbus are now buying the old mills to use as urban lofts and shop space, they’ve found many of these old spools. I bought these at Angel’s Antiques in Opelika, Alabama. They appeal to me for their history, the homespun and, at the same time, industrial look to them and because I sew and grew up around sewing. I also like that one of them still has thread on it.
This beautiful, rustic birdhouse was a purchase I made at Ft. Campbell, where my brother, sister-in-law and gorgeous niece live. I love the doorknob perch.
I picked the lampshade up at a shop in Columbus called Finds & Consigns. I was about ready to chunk the lamps and go for something new until I found those lampshades. Finds & Consigns is a great little shop that deals in furniture and home decor items. I wish I’d found it sooner! I only stumbled upon it about a month before we left. If you’re in West Central Georgia or Eastern Alabama, definitely go check them out!