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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45 Comments

  1. Meghann wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Meghann!!

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Victoria wrote:

      I agree, love it.

      Posted 2.8.18 Reply
  2. Marilyn Soto wrote:

    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.

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  3. Ann wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks so much Ann!!

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  4. Kim wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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!

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  5. Sherri Smail wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I think so too, thanks Sherri!

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  6. Judi James wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Judi!

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  7. Doreen wrote:

    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.

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  8. Nancy Kaptis wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  9. Helen wrote:

    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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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!

      Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  10. Brenda wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  11. Heather Hoben wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  12. Steph wrote:

    I love it! You are so talented!

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
  13. Pam wrote:

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

    Posted 2.21.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks sweet Pam! xoxo

      Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  14. Wendy wrote:

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

    Posted 2.22.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Wendy, I appreciate that!

      Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  15. Rachel wrote:

    Cute…..now I need to find one!

    Posted 2.22.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Good luck finding one Rachel. Try Craigslist!

      Posted 2.22.17 Reply
  16. Briana Kim wrote:

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

    Posted 2.23.17 Reply
  17. Mary wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 2.23.17 Reply
  18. Angel wrote:

    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! ????

    Posted 2.24.17 Reply
  19. I really love this little garden themed welcome and, of course, the ladder is beyond cute :+)

    Posted 2.26.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much!

      Posted 2.26.17 Reply
  20. Yvonne wrote:

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

    Posted 3.6.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.6.17 Reply
      • Yvonne wrote:

        Thank you! Love your display!!!

        Posted 3.6.17 Reply
  21. Lindsay wrote:

    This is such a beautiful space!

    Posted 3.8.17 Reply
  22. What a good find!! LOVE IT!

    Posted 3.21.17 Reply
  23. Linda wrote:

    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?

    Posted 3.22.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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.

      Posted 3.22.17 Reply
  24. I hope you’ll come this tomorrow at Talk of Town at http://www.knickoftime.net I’d love to feature it!

    Posted 3.26.18 Reply
  25. Rosalie wrote:

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

    Posted 3.23.19 Reply

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