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Saturday, February 26, 2011

[Sigh] tings at West Elm...

I recently spent an evening curled up with a copy of West Elm's latest catalog.  Below are just a few items to catch my eye.   Love these fresh looks!
Bubbles Ceramic Side Table
Bubbles Ceramic Side Table
Spring Floral Duvet + Shams
Spring Floral Duvet
Modern-Weave Headboard
Modern-Weave Headboard
Mercury Mushrooms
Mercury Mushrooms
Bone Spreaders
Bone Spreaders

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Organize, Organize, Organize

We're getting organized and it's a beautiful thing!  My Busy Man added shelves to this laundry room closet and I got busy painting and organizing it.  I just love when everything is in it's place. 

This is a shot of the oposite side of the closet.  Yes, that's my tool box!

Because I am outnumbered in my household 3:1, I took advantage of the organizing by making these laundry signs that hang above the laundry baskets.  Now I have my guys sorting the laundry for me!!  What a big help it is. As you can see below, I just carry the full laudry bin to the washer and empty it in.  Ahhh... simplicity!  I am on a mission so there will be many more organizing projects to share.  Bee well!  Elizabeth

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 13th

           Wishing you and your Valentine a very happy day....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Snow Day #3--A Coat Rack is re-engineered

Isn't New England beautiful.  This is what the landscape looked like after storm #3 passed through.  While we were under siege I got busy inside.  I thought I could do something with this... a coat rack which I paid $10 for.
The entry way to our home is nearly nonexistent.  No grand foyer here!  Opening our front door practically forces you up the stairs leaving no room for your guests to enter.  Making this space more practical is certainly a challenge!   The photo below is a shot from the staircase looking down.


See what I mean.  The coat rack's legs were wide which made getting around it clumsy.  I took the legs off and stared at the post for about an hour.  While pondering the next step, I painted the door.  Next, I stripped the post of all it's hooks.  To the left of the door I have the narrowest bit of wall...  yup, just enough wall to hang the coat rack post on.  I loved the mismatched hooks so back they went.  This is what I did...  and I am so pleased with the result.  A little quirky, practical, and adds interest to the space.  perfect!  These are a few different shots of the re-engineered coat rack...

Make the most of your (SNOW) day!!!  Elizabeth