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Entryway Makeover Reveal

Do you think of your Entryway as a room in your house?  You should.  It is the FIRST thing that people see when they come in your front door, it sets the entire mood for the rest of your space.  I have spent the last week and 1/2 making over my Entryway and I am dying to show you!

Entryway Makeover Ideas 1[3]

This is what it looked like before the makeover:

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I love it.

So let me give you the Mandilicious guided tour!

The hands down greatest thing in here is the tandem bicycle art.  Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared my list of 6 of my favorite blogs?   Well on that list was Olson Ink.  Jonathan is SO insanely talented that I knew he was the man for the job.

All I did was tell him that I wanted a tandem old school bike in cobalt and white.  He came up with a 100% custom sketch (that I jumped for joy at!)  It was SO much better than anything that I could have dreamed up.

How to make Art[3]

He painted it on a 8’x4’x1” plywood with a wood veneer.  The wood was stained a light Honey Blonde color before he started painting.  Then when he was all done he cut it into 5 sections.

Isn’t he amazing?!  Crap.  I don’t use a lot of art in my house because it feels so impersonal but to have something like this painted by one of your friends?  Sheesh, it doesn’t get much better than that.  And when Jonathan becomes rich and famous I will forever have a custom piece painted by him.  (For those interested in having him paint something for you you can email him at jonathan.olson4 at hotmail dot com)

Tandem Bicycle[3]

 

The credenza was a find that my Mother In Law found about a year ago.  It was only $35.00 and she used it in my Sister in Law’s bedroom until we decided to change her room up.  It had been sitting in the garage the last few months and I knew that it needed to come and live at my house!  Not one thing has been changed on it,  sometimes you can really score a great piece that just needs a good wipe down!  Its probably from the 50’s and I had a really hard time capturing the vibrancy of it.  It is almost the exact same color as my kitchen table.  It is made out of metal so its really industrial but, helllllllo its teal.  Its like a combo made in mismatched heaven.

50's Credenza[3]

 

All of the books and odds and ends as well as the lamp were found thrifting.  The cute little stool was a $10.00 Craigslist find and it gives it the raw industrial push that the space needed.

Vintage Stool[4]

 

And then there is of course the Herringbone Ceiling.  Oh how I love it.  But it would not be as awesome without Octy the Purple Chandelier.  Ol’ Octy is still one of the best thrifting finds I have ever happened across.

How to paint a Herringbone Pattern[3]

Herringbone[3]

Accessories[3]

50's Credenza[7]

How to make Art[7]

Entryway Makeover Ideas 1[7]

So what do you think?!

 

If you liked this makeover you will DIE over the before and afters of these room makeovers too!

Easy-Living-Room-Makeover-I[3]

Bedroom Makeover on a budget[7]

Love Your Guts[5]

97 Comments

  • stopmeifyouveheardthisone 08.12.2011 at 15:49

    Such an amazing transformation! Oooh you are SO going to love coming home every day :)

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

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  • liz @ bon temps beignet 08.12.2011 at 15:56

    LOOOVE the bike, it’s perfect with the credenza. And the ceiling… holy crap, awesome.

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  • ashley @ the handmade home 08.12.2011 at 16:10

    Um, I AM DROOLING. WONDERFUL!!!!! If I stalk you down and that blue piece is missing, I didn’t take it. 😉

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  • kamcicle 08.12.2011 at 16:10

    love the lamp! where did you find the basket shade and that cool lighbulb?

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  • Melia 08.12.2011 at 16:12

    Love, love, love this! Congrats on another fab makeover!

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  • seriouslysassymama.com 08.12.2011 at 16:17

    As always, you are awesome!

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  • Crafty Texan 08.12.2011 at 16:19

    Mandi, When you’re done with these amazing makeoves, do you just sit and look at them like you would with a sleeping newborn and beam with joy at what you just created? I would!! 😉

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  • Five of US 08.12.2011 at 16:21

    I can’t get over how awesome it looks! I love it all. I love the ceiling, I love the bike, I love the chandelier… All of it.

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  • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse 08.12.2011 at 16:26

    Gorgeous makeover!! I love the virbrant pops of colour (and teal, I love teal).

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  • Heather - dollarstorecrafts 08.12.2011 at 16:30

    These are so awesome, Mandi. You are super woman.

    p.s. Make sure you pin from your post’s permalink page so pinterest-users will be able to find your post later!

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  • Tanya 08.12.2011 at 16:34

    Love it! It looks amazing :)

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  • Sabrina 08.12.2011 at 16:39

    That looks amazing!!!!!! You are so talented and awesome! :)

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  • Tanae Nelson 08.12.2011 at 16:43

    You are Awesome! So Stinken creative…. I love how you brought this together, what a great addition to your house!

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  • Dharma 08.12.2011 at 16:48

    I love how personal and “just so you” this space is. Excellent job :)

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  • Dharma 08.12.2011 at 16:48

    I love how personal and “just so you” this space is. Excellent job :)

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  • Alissa@CraftyEndeavor 08.12.2011 at 16:55

    Love it, Mandi!

    I think I’d like to paint my ceiling like that. hmmm

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  • Suesan 08.12.2011 at 17:05

    You are the bees knees. This is gorgeous and it seems to be such a great reflection of your style. I love it.

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  • Lo 08.12.2011 at 17:18

    That painting…makes me weak in the knees. Holy moly! You have a way with color, your makeover is amazing!!!!

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  • Brooke @ Inside-Out Design 08.12.2011 at 17:45

    Ah-freaking-mazing. Seriously, the ceiling, the credenza, that giant BIKE…Love it all!!! Such a great makeover Mandi!

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  • Angie 08.12.2011 at 17:47

    You’re right! It is absolutely awesome! Love it.

    Also, you don’t by chance have a bunch of random chandelier prisms you want to sell do you? Or know someone that might? We need about 220 for a Stake Young Womens Activity. I can buy new ones for a decent price, but I’d really rather have a great mismatched group of vintage ones with imperfections.

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  • Unknown 08.12.2011 at 17:57

    Love it! You are so talented. I look at your blog everyday for inspiration! Love seeing you on Nate and I love all your ideas. It kills me how great they are!

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  • Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder 08.12.2011 at 18:00

    You killed it! I hope your husband gave you a great neck massage after tackling your ceiling.

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  • wherelovemeetslife 08.12.2011 at 18:13

    Seriously… I LOVE this make-over… it looks like a completely different place. And I was all “Hold up there, is that a herringbone ceiling???” LOVE IT!

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  • Cass {MySaneSafeSpot} 08.12.2011 at 18:33

    That looks amazing!

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  • Creative Raisins 08.12.2011 at 18:37

    Wow what a way to enter a house, this is fantastic. I am drooling over the bike artwork.

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  • Samantha 08.12.2011 at 18:46

    I pretty much pin everything you do. So yeah- I LOVE it!
    :) crafty texas girls

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  • Jake & Caylie 08.12.2011 at 18:49

    This is so awesome! You are like the most creative person ever!

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  • Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating 08.12.2011 at 19:09

    Simply amazing. I can’t believe that credenza was already that amazing color! What a find!

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  • Jennifer 08.12.2011 at 19:15

    I am in LOVE!

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  • Kari 08.12.2011 at 19:28

    This is amazing!! You are freaking brilliant! I think the may qualify as legendary in your epic projects!!

    Kari @ The Sunset Lane

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  • Holly Kennedy 08.12.2011 at 19:42

    Fantastic–as always! Really great job!

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  • Ginger@cottageonrosewood 08.12.2011 at 19:56

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can’t say it enough times. The credenza is awesome and the bicycle art…incredible.

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  • Lois@frugaldecormom 08.12.2011 at 20:05

    Never a dull makeover with you! Love the credenza and the painting is super awesome also! Great job.

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  • Rhiannon 08.12.2011 at 20:20

    holy smokes…. are we even in the same house?! what a transformation

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  • Jenny 08.12.2011 at 20:21

    Gorgeous as always!! Nice work!

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  • Korrie@RedHenHome 08.12.2011 at 20:34

    An amazing transformation! I love that painting, and it’s so fun with the credenza!

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  • Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} 08.12.2011 at 20:38

    WOWZA! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your entry way! That bike painting is seriously to die for :) Amazing job once again :) I think you need to teach me a few things ha 😉

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  • Diana Alm 08.12.2011 at 21:02

    perfect.

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  • Eclectically Vintage 08.12.2011 at 21:05

    Whoot, Whoot!! Credenza – amazing. Love the art. Ceiling – dying. No fabric on that lampshade – cool. Stool (have the same one in cream)! Together – awesomeness!
    Kelly

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  • Jessie 08.12.2011 at 21:05

    Beautiful! I love the teal sideboard with the painting! They were meant to be together. :)

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  • April 08.12.2011 at 21:31

    Of course it rocks, you did it! What I absolutely love about you is your uniqueness (I’m deeming that my own unique word) in that we can all ‘copy’ projects we see and love but you have the talent and guts to step outside the box and do something totally original and we all end up copying you. You’re one of a kind Mandi. Totally impressed.

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  • elaine 08.12.2011 at 21:37

    Wow! Looks fantastic! I love all the colour you have going on yet have achieved that perfect balance so that it does not look too busy (hard to do). Kudos. Great job!

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  • Molly 08.12.2011 at 21:44

    Oh my goodness. That bike is AMAZING. Seriously. I want to paint one in my room.

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  • Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants 08.12.2011 at 22:53

    You remind me of when “What Not To Wear” started. People were always questioning the new style that Clinton and Stacy told them to wear. They would say it doesn’t have to match, just “go”. And you do that in design beautifully! the stoll is pretty handy, you can sit and drool!

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  • insideways 08.12.2011 at 22:53

    I’m completely in love, impressed, and jealous in the best possible way. I can’t even decide which part is my favorite – I love it all so much!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  • Julie 08.12.2011 at 22:58

    Crazy fun! Just out of curiosity Mandi, what is behind to hang it up? And how did you get them all lined up so perfectly?

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  • Jade 08.12.2011 at 23:03

    alsdjkfakls;dfkadfjf;jadsfj;aflsfjl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO FREAKIN AWESOME! I think..you’re a genius. LOVE LOVE LOVE it ALL! Props!

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  • Jenn 09.12.2011 at 00:18

    What a great job! It looks fantastic :)

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  • Catherine 09.12.2011 at 03:23

    Far out! I love your blog. You don’t post every day, but when you do, it’s something amazing. You have a talent.

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  • rilojane 09.12.2011 at 05:42

    HoLy CrAp!
    I love it.
    One tiny missed detail- how did you decide on the tandem bike? I’d LOVE to do something like this, as well as have other art, but I feel like I have to make some sort of *statement*. It has to represent me or something big. But really, I just want something cool on my wall.
    So for you, something cool, or a deeper meaning?

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  • Shaylynn;) 09.12.2011 at 05:56

    Love.

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  • retrorevival.biz 09.12.2011 at 11:07

    Wow! Absolutely amazeballs!

    ~Cindy

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  • myschoolhouserocks 09.12.2011 at 13:37

    That is a great bike series. Very original. A nice use of the cabinet as well.

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  • jessica 09.12.2011 at 13:41

    I am in love!!! My hubby would die over that bike art! Excellent choice. The purple chancy is pretty awesome too!!

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  • Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality 09.12.2011 at 16:06

    Beautiful, Mandi! Girl, you really know how to think out of the box & it really comes out fantastic. Love that ceiling. You do some super neat stuff. Love this space!

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  • Captain Micah 09.12.2011 at 18:44

    Good gravy, it’s beautiful!!!! I love your style, and your tutorials so you can share your wealth of knowledge will those of us striving to mimic your awesomeness!

    Very cool. I love it.

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  • Jenna@TheLifeoftheWife 09.12.2011 at 19:36

    Such a great transformation! It looked great before too but I’m in loooove with that bicycle painting!!

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  • rebecca @ older and wisor 09.12.2011 at 21:21

    Hey – nice tandem.

    {sounds totally dirty}

    {and I’m inspired}

    {to make some epic art, that is}

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  • Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust 09.12.2011 at 22:36

    So fun & whimsical. I love it!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  • sharmin 09.12.2011 at 23:48

    Mandi – you are so blessed to have such an awesome gift!!! I LOVE what you did with your space!!! Your friends’ artwork is so cool!!!

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  • Alyssa 10.12.2011 at 07:36

    Yikes that’s amazing! I love the bike and I love your entryway more than before. It seems so much more fun and inviting; more ‘Mandi-ish’.

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  • Hal 11.12.2011 at 02:37

    I reallllly want that stool! Have been looking for those for my new kitchen. Congrats on another great room!

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  • Laura HH 11.12.2011 at 21:28

    Coolest bike picture ever!

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  • meg@happylooksgoodonyou 12.12.2011 at 05:44

    Holy. Freaking. Crap. I love EVERYTHING you do, but this is like a whole new level of awesome-ness! Seriously. I am dying over that wall art. I love cruiser bikes and that is just plain amaze balls!
    -Meg

    http://www.happylooksgoodonyou.com

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  • Erica 13.12.2011 at 14:14

    Everything about this makeover is totally amazing. I SERIOUSLY love the bike. Great job!!

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  • Wallie 15.12.2011 at 19:50

    Oh my!!! Love love LOVE this!!! What a transformation! Completely different feel, and LOVE the color!!

    I hopped over from Young House Love and am instantly a fan and follower. Keep up the great work!

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  • Wallie 15.12.2011 at 19:50

    Oh my!!! Love love LOVE this!!! What a transformation! Completely different feel, and LOVE the color!!

    I hopped over from Young House Love and am instantly a fan and follower. Keep up the great work!

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  • gemma@thesweetestdigs 15.12.2011 at 20:22

    Oh wow. So beautiful and so much fun! Love it, and your blog!!

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  • Mel 15.12.2011 at 20:26

    Awesome make over! Can I have some deets on your beautiful front door please?!?!?!

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  • Gaidig 15.12.2011 at 21:33

    Hi, I’m here from YHL, and I just want to say how stunning your transformation is. Great job!

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  • Linda @ it all started with paint 15.12.2011 at 22:09

    Stopping by from YHL. Just love your entry makeover! I keep crossing paths with it around blogland …

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  • Natalya 15.12.2011 at 23:06

    I want to live in your entryway :) Amazing job!

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  • karlee 16.12.2011 at 00:37

    Im a new follower! Im not going to lie, I’ve regifted before…once…and it was nice I promise:)

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  • Lauren 16.12.2011 at 11:47

    Gorgeous entry way. I don’t have anywhere to put it, but I would give my left arm for that credenza. And chandelier. And the bike…

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  • NJJan 16.12.2011 at 20:26

    I have a tandem bike that looks almost exactly like that one! We just bought a beach house where the bike now resides (and we’ll get more use from it!)
    I would love a painting like this one on the large wall over my couch in my beach house family room!!
    I love your makeover-good job!

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  • jen 18.12.2011 at 22:03

    the bike art is really cool and not your average art piece find! i like it!

    jen
    http://www.fauxtreschic.blogspot.com

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  • J Fo 19.12.2011 at 19:01

    I just died a little. Died because it is so awesome! The credenza? The tandem bike? The stool? Holy crap! I LOVE custom art like the bike. Super cool!

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  • Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com 20.12.2011 at 02:26

    This is incredible!!! I am in love with it! I need some inspiration for our entryway…this is awesome, did I say that?!!

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  • ~Ali~ 20.12.2011 at 05:11

    Oh my…..if this entry way had guts…I would love them! That is so amazing! And the ceiling???? WOWZA!!! That is frikkin amazing! Seriously….I NEEEEEED you at my house! Not just want….NEEEED! MMMmmkay! 😉

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  • Attempting Aloha 23.12.2011 at 03:48

    I’m always late to the party…but had to tell you this is awesome!!

    You’re a design genius, girl. “We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!!”

    😉

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  • Tanya 24.12.2011 at 04:17

    Wow, you have some serious design skills!

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  • bridget {bake at 350} 25.04.2012 at 15:57

    Um, this is the coolest entryway EVER!!! Love.

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  • mrs. limestone 01.05.2012 at 13:31

    That painting is to die for!

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  • Anonymous 06.06.2012 at 14:27

    all I can say is “WOW”!!!

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  • Kim 04.07.2012 at 02:16

    Loving the tandem bike!

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  • Inspire Me Heather 19.09.2012 at 13:16

    That plywood wall art is gorgeous – oh my! I have this linked to my “plywood” post too today, for all home things plywood!

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  • Mallory @ Classy Clutter 01.10.2013 at 17:28

    Mandi! I have probably already commented on this post but I’m still obsessed with it and I made my own DIY version of the bicycle bc I HAD TO HAVE IT! Hope you’ll stop by and check it out! I linked to your gorgeous entry way post.

    http://www.classyclutter.net/2013/10/diy-tandem-bicycle-wall-art.html

    Thanks for the amazing inspiration and I’m dying to see your kitchen! Hugs!!

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