I have finally finished another room. I painted shortly after we moved in, but after awhile didn’t like the paint. The challenge with this room was all the doors and walkways. It is in the back corner of the house with a door going outside and a sliding door on to the deck. There is a stairwell and two other hallways leading into the room. And it is a small room. The wood stove is in here. This is the door where all the children run in and out to play. So shoes, boots, coats, and whatever else seem to always collect in here. The wood stove makes it a cozy room. Definitely the warmest room in our house all winter.
So the challenges were these-
1. Make it a “cozy” spot to sit by the fire, or read a book
2. Organize all the shoes, hats, and stuff that needs to be there
3. Have a good “flow” to the room with all the doors and hallways
This is what I did…(I’m trying to find the before pictures)
$15 chair and $5 table from garage sale
And my favorite piece of furniture, this organizing system from Costco. Each person has their name stamped on a bin. Socks and shoes are stored in them. A few extra bins for hats, scarfs, flashlights, and a “Lost and Found” for all the stuff left behind when we have a party.