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Sunday, June 10, 2012


I have a foyer the size of a postage stamp. It is very small, with no closet and no space to move. I need somewhere to hang coats, but don't want anything on the floor and I am very picky about what I hang on the wall, as I spent way too much money to paint it. What to do? I decided to build my own hanging coat rack. First, I picked up some wood from Home Depot and got them to cut it 2 1/2 feet in length.

Then I found some really cute hooks at the dollar store.

 I also found these in my closet. God knows how long they have been sitting there.


Out came the gorilla glue and tape


 I let everything dry overnight, but thought it was a little boring. I decided to add some wooden letters


 Now, once you come in my newly painted (yes, I splurged and hired someone to do it) yellow door,

 Gosh, don't you just love that door? I could stare at it all day. My neighbour directly across from me absolutely LOVES it! Anyways, back to coats. Once you come through the magical door, VOILA!!! You have a place to hang your coats!!

 It is big, but because it is on the wall, it doesn't make the foyer smaller


 Total cost? Under $10. I love it. I was going to stain it, but I kind of like the natural wood. What do you think?? Pin It

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I have to admit that I am not a fan of the dresser/matching giant mirror in a bedroom. I do like mirrors, but I don't like to look at myself everytime I go into my dresser. But, I also like having my dresser tops pretty, so I was kind of at a loss as to what to do. Enter....... PINTEREST!! I saw this post and decided it was exactly what I needed
I had a big black mirror already, so I only needed a few more. Say hello to my garage and my finds
Out came the spray paint. You can't tell from the pictures, but it is a lot pinker in colour than what you see here.
John likes the look, but it freaks him out because he sees displaced parts when he looks in the mirror. He is not the smartest sometimes. I had to explain to him that they weren't functional mirrors, just for show. Sigh. I had one left over, so I popped it behind my nightstand
My armoire is all decorated now too. It is actually John's, so I couldn't go too "girlie" with it
I am still waiting for my comforter, and I have to finish John's nightstand (it is pretty blah). I am also going to attempt to make a beautiful clock that I saw at Bed Bath and Beyond, but that I can't find a picture of anywhere.
All in all, I am happy with the way the room is shaping up. Anybody else making their room brighter and sexier??? Pin It