Here is the floor plan now.
I have a strange way of shopping for accent pieces for my home. Any normal person would head to the kitchen department when looking for something to hold their kitchen sponges. Where do I end up? The garden section, of course, with a porcelain flower pot.
As I look around my house I realize this is my favorite way of accessorizing. I like having something quirky that one wouldn’t expect. They are also original pieces and ideas, so no one else has them. That has to be my favorite part. I have a lot more examples to share but I thought I’d start you off with these ones. More to come!
At this point the plans changed. After doing some research on painting press board, I decided against it. This is a drawer that is going to be rolled around and roughed up. After a month it would have looked pretty beat up. I could have left it the way it was but I had some leftover fabric from the pelmet boxes and as you already know, I love fabric. I got out my upholstery stapler and started cutting, folding and stapling. I cut separate strips that would cover each side of the drawer with enough extra on the top and bottom to staple, about 4 extra inches total. I attached the fabric before the casters so that I wouldn’t be dealing with a rolling object at the same time as a staple gun. Not a pretty image.
When all the fabric was on it was time to screw on the casters. I had found some small ones that rotated at my hardware store. I turned the drawer over and screwed these into the pieces of wood.
That was it. My trusty helpers had it filled up with toys before I had all my tools put away. The drawer fits perfectly under the bed and rolls in and out very smoothly. It came out better that I expected and my nine year old even congratulated me for recycling.
Is your crib headed for retirement? Do you need more storage? With the right fabric or paint job it can even go under a larger bed to hold shoes, sheets, towels, extra pillows. How about putting it under your sofa in the playroom. I could go on and on. What could you use it for?
My living room has one large window. It is a beautiful window with multiple panes of glass. It floods the light into my living room the entire day.
There are some problems though.
I wanted a couple things from whatever treatment I was going to put there.
I screwed the connectors where the finials would go and mounted the entire piece with a total of four brackets. I used 6 panels of sheer curtains I already had from my old house and hung it up. I now had semi privacy during the day with light coming through.
So my search was done and I’d solved all three of my problems. I didn’t lose any space in my living room. My sofa fits nicely in the bay area. It also does a great job of hiding boxes of Lego’s, dinosaurs, cars and stuffed animals!
Our home has a good sized living room. It has a huge bay window in the front and great flow from both the foyer and dining room. It is a long room with a fireplace at one end of it. My sofa is situated in front of the window, and the unit with our television is directly across from it. When we first moved in there was only one problem. Above our fireplace, which has traditional woodwork and molding, was a huge mirror.
|Better Homes and Gardens|
This one was pretty detailed and they got a couple things right. I love the beach. I think I always have to be near the ocean. I’m not sure how well I’d do in an area of the country that was landlocked. That has nothing to do with how I design my house though. I might do a bathroom or laundry room in a beachy style, blues, whites, neutrals, seashells, but not a main space.
– Fred Astaire
– Ralph Lauren