...and this project that we're tackling this weekend:
This lovely spot (ugh) is our unused mudroom. Exciting, isn't it?
After years of trying to force everyone to come in this door instead of dragging their muddy boots and goatheads straight in the house by entering the front door, I give up.
But, in the tradition of resourceful American mothers who've decided that their time has finally come ~ I'm making lemonade out of lemons. No, I'm making lemon meringue pie out of lemons.
Ya see, as I was standing in that mudroom yesterday, surveying the dogfood spilled all over the floor, and the tools haphazardly scattered about in the cupboard, and one odd snowboot upside down in the bag of dogfood... it suddenly hit me! This room needs a makeover! I mean a total repurposing. And, you know what? It's going to be repurposed into MY room!
In the home we left on the Western Slope, I had a little sunroom/walk-in closet that worked beautifully to store all my special little things ~ my art supplies, my special books, the sentimental things I didn't want stored away ~ things like that. I really miss that space... But, HA! Here's some space. Space I'd overlooked! Space nobody is using ~ for anything productive, anyway! And it's going to be mine, all mine!
So, for my Mother's Day present, my wonderful husband agreed to paint and carpet this little room. I'm getting to have a desk and shelves and a chair and maybe even a door with a real screen in it (right, honey?). And later, I'll get some new windows. Here's the color palette and general "feel" I'm looking for:
Mostly greens, with splashes of those delicious apricot/peach tones.
I love assembling rooms out of magazine photos. I have a whole notebook of these idea collages just waiting for rooms to be used in! It's a tiny little space to work with, but it should be really fun changing it so completely! Stay tuned for update photos after the weekend.
I might be a bit scarce until then, though.