The before pics can be found here.
And here's the after pics, Tadaahh!:
What is a home without a laughing Buddah?
The shoe rack has been re-homed as I felt it was too bulky in the narrow hall. Instead it has been replaced with a Lack shelf from Ikea (which resulted in the use of every expletive known in the Western World, when trying to hang the bloody thing!):
The mirror belonged to my Great Aunt, who passed away just after Kiddo was born. I love it and think the brick background really shows it off. (Plus it's in a great light for putting on make-up)
This vintage coat hook I found in a charity shop about 10+ years ago, is perfect for holding my handbags.
Kiddo is particularly happy with this light shade since he picked it!
All that is needed now, is to decide which pieces of 'art' to hang on what will become my 'gallery wall'. I have collected over the years pieces that I have created, paintings that Kiddo has painted, prints and postcards we have bought/received, or just some cool images I have found online and printed (sorry to any artists out there...) as well as some motivational words/phrases and a large framed Desiderata to find a 'space' for. Oh, and a rug, preferably a circular one. And then we're done.
It is taking a wee while to complete the decorating, especially as it has now been 2 years in the making. But I am happy to say that taking our time is well worth the wait, as we are delighted with the results.
Next room for the project treatment is our bedroom.