A Simple Vintage Entryway for Spring

I’m so pumped for today’s post I feel like I can’t even sort out what to say right now other than OMG COME LOOK WHAT I FOUND YOU GUYS! And yes, all caps is definitely necessary because holy jalapeño I am excited. So this past weekend I was out at one of my favorite antique shops in all the land. I was in the area so I figured why not drop by for a quick look, not really planning to buy anything. I made a loop around the store and was actually preparing to leave when it happened. I spotted the cutest, minty green ladder in the entire world. I was in love the second I laid eyes on it. And I knew exactly where I wanted to put it and the look I wanted to create: a simple vintage entryway with loads of faux greenery and flowers. I planned on waiting to share this post until next week, but since patience has never really been my strong suit let’s do it today!

A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!

A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor! A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!

A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!

I mean, really. Have you ever seen such a cute ladder? I don’t know what it is about this thing that has me so smitten, but I absolutely adore it. Maybe it’s the minty green color that is so perfect for spring. Or all the scuffs, scratches, and those worn-out steps that add so much character and charm. I can’t quite pinpoint what it is, but it sure does make my vintage loving heart skip a beat.

A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!

A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!

A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!
A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor! A Simple Vintage Spring Entryway. See how this farmhouse entryway is styled with a vintage ladder and touches of spring decor!

I can’t help but smile every time I walk by this cheery little spot. And as crazy as it sounds, I think this minty green ladder may be one of my favorite finds ever. I know, you’re probably thinking “it’s just a ladder Sarah, get over it” but it’s finds like this one that renew my love and passion for vintage. There’s just so much character and charm in this ladder that can’t be reproduced or found in the mall. Vintage is real. And authentic. And unique. And despite the fact that this ladder isn’t something most people would use to decorate with, I see so much beauty and potential. I can’t help but be giddy with excitement, even though it is just an old step ladder.

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48 Comments

  1. 2.21.17
    Meghann said:

    This ladder IS adorable! I would have been just as happy to stumble upon it! You decorated it perfectly with all the little touches. Great job!

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Meghann!!

    • 2.8.18
      Victoria said:

      I agree, love it.

  2. 2.21.17
    Marilyn Soto said:

    I absolutely LOVE it. I keep scrolling through these pictures -it’s so fresh and vintage and cute and “farmy” and you have staged it perfectly.

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      Aw thank you Marilyn, I think it’s perfectly “farmy” too! 🙂

  3. 2.21.17
    Ann said:

    Absolutely love it.!!! You decorated it so pretty. I would love to find one like that. ????

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      Thanks so much Ann!!

  4. 2.21.17
    Kim said:

    Where did you find the “planting” pot?
    I’m a home stager and use a full size ladder in many of my stagings…makes such a focal point!

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      I actually found that at the same antique shop where I bought the ladder. I have a DIY post making something similar and t’s coming up soon, so stay tuned!

      • 2.19.20
        Jennifer said:

        I adore that planting pot no 155 too! I couldn’t find your post on how to DIY. Where can I find that? And what material is the planter made of if I want to try to make one?

  5. 2.21.17
    Sherri Smail said:

    I LOVE it! It definitely says welcome spring and it looks so perfect in your home!

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      I think so too, thanks Sherri!

  6. 2.21.17
    Judi James said:

    It’s perfect, the size, the colour, the chippiness! Great score. I’m loving the plants on it. ❤

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Judi!

  7. 2.21.17
    Doreen said:

    Sarah, it looks great. I love the ladder. Where did you find the Farm feed bag sitting by your fireplace? I love that. ???? Happy Tuesday.

  8. 2.21.17
    Nancy Kaptis said:

    Love posts like this one. Would love to see more like this.

  9. 2.21.17
    Helen said:

    It’s fabulous, perfect for your home! I too would like to know more about that planter at the bottom of the ladder, did you paint that?x

    • 2.21.17
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Helen! I actually bought that at the same antique shop I found the ladder. I have a DIY post in the works for something similar, so stay tuned!

  10. 2.21.17
    Brenda said:

    It’s all so charming! Such an adorable little ladder!

  11. 2.21.17
    Heather Hoben said:

    SCORE!! It looks perfect, I am sooooo jealous!!

  12. 2.21.17
    Steph said:

    I love it! You are so talented!

  13. 2.21.17
    Pam said:

    Oh I love that ladder and the way you set everything around it, up it, and on top of it! SO CUTE!

    • 2.22.17
      Sarah said:

      Thanks sweet Pam! xoxo

  14. 2.22.17
    Wendy said:

    That ladder is awesome!! That would be a piece that would catch my eye and you have styled it so nicely.

    • 2.22.17
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Wendy, I appreciate that!

  15. 2.22.17
    Rachel said:

    Cute…..now I need to find one!

    • 2.22.17
      Sarah said:

      Good luck finding one Rachel. Try Craigslist!

  16. 2.23.17

    I love everything about this!! The ladder is absolutely adorable and love the board and batten!! Nice work!

  17. 2.23.17
    Mary said:

    Reading this a few days late, but it is super cute! So springy and cheerful! Love when I find something that is love at first sight, and even better that you knew exactly where you wanted to put it. I have a step ladder like it that I put on my small front porch during the warmer months for pots and whatnot 🙂

  18. 2.24.17
    Angel said:

    So what is the name of the little shop? I would love to go there some time.
    Beautiful job and thank you for the inspiration! ????

  19. 2.26.17

    I really love this little garden themed welcome and, of course, the ladder is beyond cute :+)

    • 2.26.17
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much!

  20. 3.6.17
    Yvonne said:

    Did you buy the ladder that color or did you paint? If you painted, what color is it?

    • 3.6.17
      Sarah said:

      Hi Yvonne, I actually bought the ladder that color. Wish I knew the name of the paint color!

      • 3.6.17
        Yvonne said:

        Thank you! Love your display!!!

  21. 3.8.17
    Lindsay said:

    This is such a beautiful space!

  22. 3.21.17

    What a good find!! LOVE IT!

  23. 3.22.17
    Linda said:

    This is all so cute! Could you tell me about your hearth? I like the cushion and pillows in front. This is what I want to do with mine in the warmer months. What is on the inside of the fireplace? Did you leave logs?

    • 3.22.17
      Sarah said:

      Thanks so much Linda! And yep, I just keep logs in the fireplace. Or sometimes I’ll do something like a big basket with decor or spindles inside.

  24. 3.26.18

    I hope you’ll come this tomorrow at Talk of Town at http://www.knickoftime.net I’d love to feature it!

  25. 3.23.19
    Rosalie said:

    Thank you for the free printable sign.
    Going to try to make it this weekend

  26. 7.31.20
    Dixie Thimjon said:

    Can I ask where you found that ladder?

  27. 4.23.21
    Valerie said:

    I was looking for something different to fill the space by my couch and this ladder idea is perfect. Thank you.