Decorating with Mini Paintings ( + Entryway Update)

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This post has a two-fold purpose. I finished repainting my entryway (I’m loving the change!) and wanted to update you about that today. But that didn’t feel like quite enough for a post, so I thought we’d also talk about decorating with mini paintings.

Yes, my friends, the entryway has a new paint color, and I’m super pleased with it. I even hung up a few new-to-me mini paintings. Let me show you around, and then we can chat about the progress and the new artwork in my life.

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Entryway Update:

A quick refresh: Previously my entryway was a beautiful navy blue color. (You can see that here.) Then I had custom cabinetry installed and realized the navy blue no longer worked. After researching and sampling paint colors, I landed on Farrow & Ball Shaded White No. 201.

Side note: Did you know that I have a blog post dedicated to all of the paint colors I’ve used in my home? You can find that here should you ever have a paint color question or be looking for inspiration for your space.

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I am thrilled about this new color for several reasons. First, although beige might seem boring to some, a more neutral wall color gives me flexibility when switching up my decor for the seasons. A neutral background will look appropriate no matter what the season.

The second benefit of this new color is that the entryway feels brighter and bigger. I love that!

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And maybe most important, this new color pairs beautifully with my cabinetry. It was a match made in paint heaven.

Now that everything is painted, I can finally start to think about decor for this space. As we enter the fall season, I already have a few ideas for adding touches of autumn to this entryway.

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As you can see, I’ve started hanging decor on the walls. A couple of these items were here before I painted: the mirror next to the front door and the cuckoo clock near the entrance to my kitchen.

Entryway Sources:

Decorating with Mini Paintings:

The new-to-me items are these vintage mini paintings. Last week a nearby antique store (If you’re local to or visiting Pittsburgh, you can find all of my favorite antique stores HERE.) posted this trio of mini paintings on their Instagram feed. I immediately messaged them and asked if they could save them for me. Thankfully, they hadn’t yet been sold, so they were all mine. I thought they were a steal at $22 for the set.

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I wasn’t sure where I’d hang the paintings, but when I got home, I noticed the narrow wall space next to my cabinetry and thought they’d look lovely there. Plus, the colors in the paintings worked well with the wall and cabinetry color. After measuring and pounding in a few small nails, the first new decor items in my freshly painted entryway were hung.

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I couldn’t love them more.

It looks as though I may have developed a “thing” for mini paintings. I don’t think I shared this on the blog, but earlier this year I hung a mini painting from Marian of Miss Mustard Seed in my powder room. (See more of my powder room HERE.)

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She was so kind as to send me this lovely piece she had painted. I picked up this frame from Target and simply mounted the piece inside with double-stick tape. I think the painting suits my powder room to a T.

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I also recently received some mini art from one of my favorite artists, Laurel-Dawn Latshaw. I am a huge fan of her work (I have two of her prints hanging in my dining room.), and she graciously sent me these two originals.

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When I thanked her for her kindness, I mentioned to her how much they reminded me of the opening scenes from the Wizard of Oz. Can you see it?

I haven’t yet picked a spot for hanging them, but when I do, I’ll be certain to show you how they look.

And that’s it, everyone. It feels so good to have finally made progress in my entryway. I hope you’re digging it as much as I am.

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I also hope you enjoyed the peek at my collection of mini art and are feeling inspired to add mini paintings to your home.

Until next time!

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16 Comments

  1. The new entry way is stunning! I love the paint colors, the built ins and the new mini paintings. Michael you have a great eye for design and decorating.

  2. I love your style and your foyer came out beautiful. My husband is installing picture frame moulding below the chair rail in our dining room and I’m currently painting the top half SW Fresh Linen. May I ask did you use semi gloss trim paint on the bottom wall in your foyer?