Now it's time to dance! I'm overjoyed with the outcome of our new room here! I had to give it a name! Ladies, meet "the coat room"!
I made the sign in the middle. The tin mirrors on the left and right use to hang in my bedroom. They fit here perfectly! I attached a tassel for the light so my boys can reach it.
Here's what "it" looked like before!
You helped me SO much!
Here's what we see when we walk down the hall now! Lovely to our eyes!
Which version do you prefer? I cannot decide. Left or Right?
Took the very large black bench out of here. Painted the shoe shelf - heirloom white.
Hung some photographs on the blank wall
(Doors in Provence, from my friend, Abigail's trip! Thank you Abbie!)
Photo of a balcony in Provence!
EC's mom sat in this stool playing her beloved organ!
Rug on left came from the kitchen.
Found this in the basement.
Bought these "step flashing" things. My 6yo used his hammer to bang 'em up a bit! I had fun, too!
Then glued them to the flashing and stuck everything to the piece of paneling!
Found these groovy sticky things for the corners.
And hung the sign.
How has the coat room changed our lives?
Well, for one, I have gained an enormous amount of confidence in my ability to transform the mundane into something useful and creative. Thanks to you. Seriously.
And the amount of clutter is diminishing. Not gone, but slowly everyone is getting used to putting their shoes in their proper place and hanging up there jackets. My boys could not reach the coat hook before and the closet was stuffed, making it difficult to get anything in or out. Now they run in and hang up their hats and jackets. (after I shout at them to remind them, of course!)
There is freedom to walk to and fro in this area. A big score because it was horribly crowded before - doors opening this way and that, shoes all over the place, everyone bumping into each other. Now, there's the "ahh" factor. More space. More grace.
But, there is still the front door?
It's primed and ready to paint (see the blue tape at the bottom?). 'Cept I'm having the hardest time trying to figure out the color. I'm leaning toward a putty color. See it there on the door? I was going to paint it yellow and then my hormones got realigned. All is well now!
Have a lovely evening!
Have a lovely evening!
SATURDAY NIGHT THERE'S A PARTY GOING ON.