With all the Christmas going up everywhere, I looked around my own place today, shook my head, tripped over the junk on the floor on my way to the paint brush, and started painting again.
I’m behind, Christmas wise. BUT, the uphill effort IS paying off!
This tired hallway I talked about HERE seems like weeks ago and it was just last week.
I can’t wait for you to get a closer look at the moulding around that door… soon! But isn’t it pretty? So close to the moulding I grew up with.
The hardware store only had enough wood for one doorway, so more coming soon, along with a tutorial. I had to figure it out first anyway…
So, back to this stuff hanging up. We have a terrible habit of wearing our coats all the way upstairs, then tossing them on the sofa.
It may (it does) have a lot to do with the entry needing a reno. I’ve removed nearly all the hooks and junk off the JUNK ENTRY WALL because I’ve been using it for other projects.
I repurpose repurposed stuff that’s already repurposing.
It never ends, folks.
So, this old sign coat hook area or hall tree is very much needed right where it is. And it’s fun to look at too!
It’s a mini take on this setup HERE, which I LOVE. Hopefully will implement something like that in my front entry soon.
The tiniest dash of Christmas also made an appearance.
Once I can walk around here, you know I’m good for more. Hopefully sooner than later!
So as I watch everyone else’s Christmas trees glisten,
I’ll turn my back to my own mess all over the place…
And remind myself that everyone’s pace and place is different.
Patience is so hard… but the rewards, so high!
Now, off to finish the living room, because I’m not allowing myself to pick up a tree until the new paint is complete.
Guess I need to stare this way for just a little longer…
Make the old signs with THESE stencils.
And in other good news, we are continuing From Crap to Clean into the new year. Because we all have WAY more stuff to do! How about you?
How’d you do this past week?
18 thoughts on “13 – Compact old signs and crate coat hook area and the value of patience”
Love the clean look. I too am up to painting and cleaning more than decorating this year.. My son almost fell through the bath upstairs so we are ripping that out and re doing. Money you don’t want to spend at the Holidays but looks great in the end and ya know ya wont have to do it again for years.. Cant wait to see your tree.
‘Fell through the bath’ would have me dashing towards that direction too! Oh my goodness…
Gorgeous doorways! I love how you created that block at the bottom of the doorway buy turning around a piece of molding (at least that’s what it looks like) so the back side wraps the baseboard.
Thanks Vicki! That’s actually just a doubled up ‘square’ of a plank! I’ll show you my hack very soon… well, as soon as the new wood comes in! I’ll have lots of practice with 4 more to do… make that 8 if I count the other sides… yikes. What have I started? LOL
Yay!! You go girl!! It looks so bright and fresh! The whole setup is very fun and practical. Now off to the living room. I think all you really need there is that awesome fireplace. That pretty much sets the tone for the room.
Thanks Mary! And great minds… I already have my mantel loaded with a dry fit of assembled junk, not yet fine tuned. I may showcase that in next week’s blog hop.
But I refuse to perfect it until that room is cleaned up. Who am I kidding… I can’t get the camera in the middle of the room the way it’s standing right now… 🙂
Oh I just love what you do with old stuff!!! You’re a master designer!
Did you make the “Gone Cycling” sign? Do you sell them? I’d love it as a gift for a friend. Thanks…Toni PS: Love what you are doing in the hallway!
Thanks Toni! The Gone Cycling was a gift… it sure is cute, isn’t it? I can’t imagine it being that hard to make with a small enough stencil… I’ll have to debate on something like that for my own line… thinking!
Love what I see in the sneak peek of your updated hallway and those signs make everything look better! No sign of a glistening Christmas tree around here yet either.
Thanks Betsy! The wall will wear some kind of planking or boards or ?????, I’ll have to figure that out AFTER my tree goes up! haha
I promised myself that I will not do any decorating until I have weeded out the clothes, knick knacks, etc. out of here. Our last “child” has left the nest and we want to put the house on the market and I want the tax deduction for this year. My decorations may not go up until the 24th.
Well Patty, there is NOTHING like a deadline! I think you should invite a few friends over for Christmas… that’ll get your decluttering and tree done pronto! If you need the extra push that is.. 🙂
That’s a great idea. I may have to do the same for me. Thinking!
We don’t celebrate Christmas, so there isn’t any gift-buying or seasonal decorating to be done, but we did join the flock at Lowe’s Home Improvement store to pick up a package of staples for the staple gun for a project we were doing at home! $3.18! Big spenders, we are!
Oh…that was on Black Friday!
Haha! My kinda shopping for sure. 🙂
I went out on Black Friday and got stuff we needed anyway. Nothing on sale though…. figures!
I really like this idea. I think I would use your Maui Coffee stencil. Hope that someday you might do another Hawaiian or some kind of surfing and beach stencil. That would be awesome.
So glad you left the original doors…for now. We used all old solid wood 2 panel doors, but things I didn’t consider were some are a little warped and now yrs. later don’t close the way they should. Something you might consider rather than changing doors is to use an old back plate & knob, which I did on all doors too. Love the hallway deco & especially the box for shoes.
I also love the door frame and trim! Can’t wait to see your blog about that!