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Mudroom Reveal



Last January 18th, I first blogged about the mudroom I was designing for my son’s and daughter-in-law’s new house.  I envisioned a place for them to hang their coats, drop their keys, and store grandkids’ backpacks.  The builder expected the house would be done in February … then in April … then in June … but for months he did nothing.  Once the kids and the bank figured out the builder was unscrupulous, we all turned to Plan B.  The kids became their own contractor and are now within a week or two of moving in.  Houses shouldn’t take over a year to build!  (The builder’s name is Harold Something in Marshall, Texas.  I plan an active smear campaign once the house is actually completed!)

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Hand-made Pillows



This is a pretty pillow, if I do say so myself!  As I’ve mentioned before, my son and daughter-in-law are building a house.  Yes, it’s taken a long time.  Yes, we’re frustrated because the contractor has been dragging his feet.  Yes, I’m no longer excited about the mudroom surprise design I’m creating for R and A.  But one thing I’m proud of is the two pillows I’ve sewn for the sit-and-put-on-your-shoes bench.  No crapsmanship here! Read the rest of this entry



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I’ve written before about the mudroom I’m decorating for my son’s and daughter-in-law’s new house.  I wanted a place for Amanda and Robert (son and DIL) to write their grocery and to-do lists, and I knew Aaron and Lauren (grandkids) would like a place to display art, schoolwork, or photos.  So using two dollar clipboards, scrapbook paper, washi tape, ModPodge, and a few embellishments, I created these cute decorated clipboards.  I hope they love ’em!




I know you could argue that it’s impossible to tell what I’m showing in this picture.  I promise to post a better photo once I get the shelves installed.  I’m planning to put two small white shelves in the mudroom I’m decorating for my son and daughter-in-law.  I wanted to dress them up a little, plus I needed to introduce a little black element into the design.  Washi tape to the rescue! Read the rest of this entry



I’m finally back to blogging after a couple week layoff due to the serious malady of too-lazy-to-write.  I guess the holidays got the best of me.  I’ve now got a project that I’m excited about, though it may get the best of me too!  My son and daughter-in-law are building a new house, and I’ve offered to do a surprise design of their mudroom.  I had grand ideas until I saw the space — it’s a closet about five feet by three feet.  Scaling back on my visions of grandeur, I plan to put some cubed storage with a small bench (see pic below), lots of hooks for coats, and a rug for my grandkids’ little feet.  I’m also doing some crafting to decorate the space — a lot of white with pops of black and green.  Over the next week of so, I’ll post some of my crapsmanship.