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Friday, August 31, 2012

Entryway Update and a few fun projects!

     I am so excited to get this project finished that the paints still wet but I'm showing you anyways! Let me preface this all by saying that we have a very small, poorly thought out entry way. There are 3 doors that open in that small square, and if someones coming in the front while dad's bringing in the burgers from the grill~~~~well, its not pretty! Storage is also an issue here.

     While I can't do much about the doors, I can add a smidge of storage. Another challenge with this area is the lack of privacy. Our front door has no curtain to cover the window at night. We don't live on a busy street but especially when Jeff is gone at night and I'm home with the kids I'd rather not get the creeps that someone could be watching me!

     Here's where we started:

     Last Saturday I went over to my parent's and my sweet dad gave me a lesson in bench building. He brought home from vacation this summer some white cedar from my grandparents property in Maine that my grandpa had cut down and milled. Its really special to have a piece of furniture that has a story to tell! I will share how we put this together with you next week.

     To address the door issue I made a faux Roman blind that velcros to the door frame. Here's the without:

Here's how it came out:

     When its down it covers the window.

     I will give you the full tutorial on this window treatment next week. There's no hardware or strings involved and it was easy to make. I love this fabric found at Hobby Lobby. When I went to have it cut the lady said it had just come in but they had already sold most of it. Im hoping to get more for the kitchen window too.

     These pillows were a simple sewing project from IKEA forms. {They seriously have the cheapest ones!}

     In the winter time I may switch out the library book basket for two that will hold hats and mittens, or trays could be added for the kids boots. Either way we have a nice spot to put our shoes on!

I'm sharing this project here:

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