that I'm not even sure how to use this new format... so if it looks all wonky, my apologies!)
We're still working on so much of our house - there's so many details that are getting pushed
by the wayside since they're unexciting (um, painting doors!?!) so I feel pretty accomplished
that I've finally finished our entryway. (Coincidence that it's the tiniest space in the house?
Mm, probably not!)
that I made a few years ago to commemorate some of the spots we've visited together. Looking
forward you can see a little ways down the hallway that leads to all of the bedrooms.
(we got ours from Amazon) and the painted chevron ceiling. Our walls have way too much
texture to tape off lines (so I thought...) so this is one of the few places I could try this...I put it off for
so long because I thought it was going to be unbelievable tricky, but once I decided to do it, the
project went pretty quickly and I got it done in an afternoon. I'll try to post a tutorial on how I did it...
for shoes, since otherwise, things just get trashed. (I know us.) Chad made this bench for me that we
were using as a coffee table, but we moved it in here to take advantage of its size. I still love it
just as much as when he first made it for me!
Up above the coatrack is an old black and white photo of our little town, back when it was just getting started. I followed Jenny's link to the tutorial from here, but I have to be honest: this was not a smooth project for me. It's a photo blown up on blueprint paper, then attached to foam core board from Home Depot with spray adhesive. Sounds simple, right? I could not get a straight edge to save my life, and probably would have abandoned the project if it weren't for the fact that the placement here means that nobody will ever see the edges of it.
out the horse shoe hanging above the door for good luck. I've wanted one for a while, but didn't want
just any old horseshoe, so I asked my Gramma in Oklahoma if she could get one for me... and the last
time my parents came to visit they brought it along from their last trip to see Gramma in OK. I love
that there's a little part of her and Oklahoma in our house!
So there it is! Truth is, I still need to paint the baseboards and, of course, the doors, but for now I
love it. It's reassuring when I look around our house and see bare walls with no pictures and nail
holes and wires that at least one small space looks finished and complete and that I love everything about it!
documenting our house and our lives again. There's a lot going on around these parts!!!