Sunday, 18 January 2015

Day 17 - Porch makeover..... tick!

My multitasking skills have been stretched to the limits this week.

What with working on commission orders, developing the new Alice theatres, and starting on the porch makeover, it's been a busy, busy week.

But what a sense of satisfaction to get to the end of it and being able to tick off ALL the tasks on my To Do List (volume 3, chapter 10, subsection VIII, para IV)

The porch plans were rather derailed by discovering a leak, which meant taking up the floor etc, but I'm delighted to report that it's all now completely done and dusted.

Lovely new blue carpet (don't you just LOVE new carpet smell?) shoe tidy, additional storage, decorative touches......  No piles of shoes and boots and all the detritus of the outdoors on display for all to see.  Now it is a little oasis of order and calm on the way into and out of the house.

The bespoke shoe tidy was made by PP's son-in-law from an old wooden pallet.  It fits perfectly in the space and provides shelved storage for ALL the boots, wellies, shoes, sandals etc.  I made the nautical curtains from a metre of fabric bought in the Dunelm Mill sale.  It's decorative AND functional, hiding all the shoe clutter from sight and protecting them from the fading effects of sunshine.

On top are three storage baskets (also half price in the Dunelm Mill sale) which fit exactly!

How serendipitous is that?!  

They will hold all the extraneous 'stuff' which is needed on outings..... gloves, hats,  Small Dog's paraphernalia... poo bags, lead, harness, coat etc.  All neatly organised and basketted.

After making the shoe tidy curtains I had some fabric scraps left over, so I made these......

And these....

I'm really rather pleased with the whole thing.... it's such an improvement on the shabby mess which was there before.  And the entire makeover was accomplished for less than £30!

Go us.....!

1 comment:

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

what a great idea for hiding shoes, x