The big projects are on the back burner for awhile and I've been thinking about smaller projects to make the house feel more home-y.
I want to create an entryway area in the living room. This involves three projects, two I will do myself and the third I am hoping I will feel I can do myself after I do the first two.
First up is putting up a mirror by the door. My parents gave us one that they didn't need anymore and I am going to repaint it soon so we can hang it up.
Second is building a coat rack that will go under the mirror. It is driving me nuts not having anywhere to put my fleece and raincoat. Plus it's nice for guests, too. I am working off of this picture I saw on Pinterest:
Third is building a bench (for sitting on & putting on shoes) that will help physically divide the entryway area from the living room. I want it to double as a piece of living room furniture that would run behind the back of the (future) couch for people to put their drinks on and have lamps and other decorate-y stuff on. Here, see if you can make sense of my sketch:
And over by the kitchen door I want to put up a chalkboard (for the grocery list etc). Again I was inspired by Pinterest. I am switching things around a bit and doing a thicker trim.
Hopefully after building the hooks and chalkboard (with my Dad supervising and telling me what to do) I will feel like I can build the much bigger bench project (also with my Dad supervising and telling me what to do).
I have been plotting out these ideas for months now and hopefully in the next couple of weeks they will finally be executed!