Friday, August 19, 2011

Hallway, Half Bath, Laundry Room

After passing through the living and rooms, a visitor to our house enters the hallway, which happens to be the spot of one of my most prized possessions. My Aunt Kate Gorman, a fabric artist, made this quilt and we bought it about a year ago. It took a while to figure out how to accessorize it, but I think we finally got a subtle sexually-charged theme working for us. There's space beneath for some of our favorite coffee table books.

When I finished covering a zillion pillows, we had a lot of fabric left over. I'm not one to keep scraps of fabric, so having the fabric in my sewing cupboard made me all twitchy. I'd seen some fabric-covered hoops in different places and decided to try to use them in this bathroom. They're colorful, cheap, and hung just high enough that the boys can't spray them with an errant pee.

I always imagined that when we moved into our "forever" house we'd have a mudroom with lockers for the kids. Although this house doesn't have a mudroom, it does have a nice big laundry room, which was a big, empty laundry room for the first year. Last year I decided to add some organizational stuff, and lockers for the kids. Because of an air-conditioning vent on the floor we had to mount the lockers, which are an IKEA hack (Expedit bookcase turned on its side with some of the shelves taken out). In fact, the room is basically all IKEA, from the kids' art display to the table to the cupboard next to the washer and dryer. The prints are from Leslie's "domestic series." The Donkey Kong piece is by Bryce Miner.

You may notice that we have only four lockers. I haven't figured out how we'll fix that when we have five kids!

Up tomorrow: The Family Room (but not the messy kitchen!)


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

The fabric in hoops...brilliant! I think your house looks great!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I'm enjoying this way more than I should. Who's a voyeur? Hint: me.