8.16.2007

white paint!




Since returning from my long summer away, I have seen my house with a new eye--what needs to be changed, what works, what doesn't. One troublesome area was the shoe bench and coat rack directly behind the front entry door. It always looked cluttery. Moreover, the baby was constantly dragging all the shoes across the dining room and kitchen floor , tracking dirt along her way. So, away with the shoe bench, away with the coat rack. The solution: a small IKEA armoire that used to belong in another room. I placed it not far from the entry in a little passageway that leads from the kitchen to the bathroom and t.v. room. I painted the armoire white, the walls a soft blue and hung cheerful curtains in the armoire. A pretty little landscape I bought in an antique store completes the picture. Now this once, nondescript passageway, is now a pretty little nook. Alexander Stoddard, a writer and decorator, said that a person can be surprised with the improvements that can be made in the most undesireable corners of one's home. With some creativity and finesse these ugly spots can become our favorite. I like this notion. Okay, next project...

3 comments:

lynne said...

oo - melissa, i love it!! it's perfect. and that shade of blue is so pretty. you've inspired me to re-work my ugly entryway...one of these days...

Murray Family said...

It looks great Melissa-
You should send a photo of the cute little curtain you made for the built in next to it. I love that look too.

Hill upon Hill said...

I am loving, loving your blog. I love your simplicity, your reuse of things, your inexpensive fixes and your art work. I am enjoying my browse. I hope to start on our bathroom cupboard doors now.