Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Entry ways: Before-ish

I am feeling a little overwhelmed by this weeks tasks. I'm not sure exactly why.

I did quite a bit of work yesterday (not as much as scb, but some.)

My husband volunteered to vacuum the stairs for me which was huge as the vacuum we've borrowed has to be carried in its entirety up each step. Then, I washed the treads, risers, and the baseboards in preparation for painting the risers today.

But, here is one of the bugaboos: the coat closet.

As you can see, in addition to coats, it also houses the vacuum, (currently not working), tp, games. dusters, odds and sods hanging on the door, and picnic supplies. Out of camera view, it also houses the broom, two mops, and my step ladder tucked in along the sides.

Opposite the closet is this:

That wood Ikea drawer unit used to be in the kitchen on the shelf I removed to make room for the round table. It still hasn't found a proper home. (A basket for my daughter's things to go upstairs is supposed to be here instead. See all that stuff? Most of it is my daughter's. We need it back.)

One drawer in this dresser holds out scarves, hats and gloves. I need to get in there and weed it out. At the beginning of the winter, there was a set for each of us and we could open and close the drawer with ease--now it is jammed packed. I'm not sure what happened!

Yesterday, I also washed down the front door, both sides, also in prep for painting, though I can't decide what colour to paint the inside of the door. Any thoughts on that? Should it be the same colour as the trim (white)? or the colour I pick for the exterior? (likely yellow, though I'm not sure.)

The door is currently painted the old trim colour--a sort of yellowed white.

The back door area is filthy and I dread tackling it--but I suppose it isn't going to get done sitting here. I'll let you know how it goes.


scb said...

Good luck! I'm cheering for you! (Although I know that's not nearly as much help as if I was there helping clear the closet!)

onshore said...

I would paint the door same as the new trim. But that can be slightly boring solution. Diffucult to say, could you run that picture through some program to test paint colours?

You have very limited closet space, for a family of four, but you will figure out how to organize everything. I'm sure! Is there anyway to add storage space?

Alana in Canada said...

Thanks Leena! I think boring will be OK: you helped me realise I want the focus on the hall way furniture, not the door. And I have the paint and can do it right away!

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