After spending time playing around with watercolors, I’m ready to share our summer entry table with new artwork. I’ve been searching for something new to add over the entry table, and then I finally decided to get out my paints, and got busy.
Do you remember the big map chart hanging over the entry table? You can click on my post Summer Entry Table With Sunflowers to refresh your memory.
I love maps and charts because they are so quirky, eclectic and eye catching, but…I’m ready for something a little more timeless or classic.
I also tried a mirror and wall basket as a temporary solution, which you can see in my post Spring Botanical Arrangement For The Entry Table. This is an interesting display too, but still not quite what I’m looking for.
So how did I arrive at butterflies and moths? Inspiration clicked into place while looking through a decorating book, and spotting a collection of framed butterfly specimens. I thought, why can’t I paint my own collection of butterflies and moths, and frame them.
Nature is full of beautiful botanicals that I enjoy painting, so why not paint butterflies as well. Butterflies and moths are really amazing to study, and it’s mind blowing to see how many different varieties there are from region to region.
These renderings are rather flat, but maybe with a little practice I can create some that look three dimensional.
The most challenging part of painting moths or butterflies is trying to make them symmetrical. If anyone has any tricks or suggestions, I’m all ears.
Summer Entry table With New Artwork
When you’re looking for a way to fill up a space, you just gotta go big with frames and oversized mats. The frames I’m using are approximately 21″ x 27″ and have a 11″ x 14″ mat cutout. They also have easy to remove backs, so I can update artwork whenever I want to display something new.
The narrow natural color wood frames are a nice change from the other frames in our home, and they really stand out on the navy wall. By the way the paint color is Navel by Sherwin Williams, just in case you are wondering.
Summer Styling On The Entry Table
I’m keeping the accessories very simple on the entry table for a fresh summer style. The vintage stoneware jug once belonged to my dad, and I’ve often wondered if there is anything inside. Who knows, but one thing is for sure, the cork doesn’t look like it’s coming out any time soon.
A cane wrapped vase holds green hydrangeas, which is one of my favorites for spring, summer. fall…you name it. I just love having flowers or a green plant on the entry table.
You might remember my DIY raffia tassels from last years post, How To Make Raffia Tassels. It’s a fun addition to any table and makes this brass key look extra special.
Blue and white accents such as the lamp and small bowl help to balance the color on the entry table. You know me, I can’t get enough blue and white.
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Thank you for visiting today, and reading about our summer entry table with new artwork.
It’s always a little scary sharing my artwork, but my hope is to inspire you to decorate with what you love, especially if you create it.
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