Congrats, you have made it to the final room of our home tour! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the layers to our nest... and I've saved my 'happy place' for the final showcase today. This is our entrance/laundry/boot room... place. As you can see from the before shot - it was barf-tastic. A horrid mix of paneling, brick and a**tro turf carpet. Now painting brick is not fun or easy... but I am so glad it was done. I took my time deciding on the perfect retro turquoise paint colour (sorry, another custom blend so I can't 'label' it for you).
I poured all my delights into every corner of this space (except the cat litter corner.. ugh!). I pottered this bird key holder... and it really never holds our keys - but this fun pic from our wedding. I love how the walls keep changing in the light of the day.
clutter shelf of sweetness for my viewing pleasure.. as I do laundry. I won't bore you with all the details (just a few). Top shelf: from left.. 1) round painting of birds: inherited from my sweet Grandparents. 2) cat: Mewsli. 3) photo frame: my travels in Europe. 4) root tree: roots dug up by my ol' roomies, my pottered birds now nest in it. The bottom shelf is a mash up of laundry supplies and cute pics of Azriel (and Ben riding a massive tree stump dragon).
I attached a strip of fabric to the bottom shelf (*hilarious installing 'fail' story below)... to hide all the laundry tubs when not in use. A grass cloth mat also cover the bins.. and is usually covered in all the junk that doesn't quite make it into the house.
A fun photo frame coat rack for Azriel's jackets. This sweet mirror hidden next to the coats just needed a spray of white paint to look beauties again... and yah, that's me "hi!".
From the entry way.. you'd trip up a couple stairs back into the kitchen. Don't be fooled - we have a high security alarm system of hanging bells... and wine bottles to snag you as you enter! There's my sweet ironing board I never use as well. The hanging tapestry on the door was the one I sewed for the 'goals' or 'rhythms' of our home: sincerity. hospitality. creativity.
Thanks again for touring our nest, hope you enjoyed...
and you're still welcome to stop by for tea.
(*Ok, if you wanted to know the funny story of installing my fabric to the shelf.. here it is: I decided to use a staple gun to attach the fabric to the bottom of the shelf... and the shelf kept bouncing up as I 'shot' the staples.. so I did what seemed 'reasonable' and held the shelf down - with my chin - as I held the stapler underneath to shoot the staples upward - toward the shelf - toward my chin! No worries.. I foresaw the risk of personal damage and stopped... after trying it a couple times!).
If you want to tour back through the kitchen, and links to the rest of our home...
you can catch up here.
Have a fantastic weekend friends!