January 13, 2012

Windy Weekend Introduction

It is really windy today. Temps have dropped into the high 30's  and it has been raining all night as we head on into the weekend.
I didn't get to post this week as much as I would have liked to or get around to visit as I like either. 
The enjoyment of sitting with a cup o'tea and reading blogs is something I miss when time gets away from me and I just can't find the time. There is a cut off feeling.
I have been photoshopping some designs for my little living room and getting things ready for moving so time has been at a premium as I am doing it all by myself and still have other things I have to do too. So, I will get around to visit.
One of my design challenges is a door smack dab in the middle of the room.  In order to create some storage area that was necessary. Well, maybe not but it is what it is.
I have been wondering what to do to cover or disguise that door. I also have to accomodate my birthday gift of a 32 inch HD tv in that small area and trust me when I tell you it is small.
One of the ideas was a bookcase, low or high across the back wall covering over the door and providing space for books of which I have millions!
Problem with high shelves is that as the room was cut off to make a 3 ft deep closet for storage for the family, the wall ends at the window on one side. Meaning that if something is put on that wall going right across the wall, it will cut into part of the window , blocking light!
So I thought that lower shelves would work.
Door Mural
But if I put big bookcases in the office area, I could cover the door with a door mural , put mullions on the door to create a "French door" and then  curtains around it and make it a faux window.  This might not look bad and on Saturday night I will post some pictures of what I have come up with.
Knowing myself, in the end the room will probably never look like anything I am coming up with now.
C'est la vie!
Have a lovely weekend.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your ideas - please post soon!

    It has been very windy here all week too, that bitter winter wind. Today's been a little better though!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I have very little talent for arranging rooms so I wish you luck. I'm sure it will look really great.

  3. Oops-accidentally signed up with my son's account. Linda

  4. Hi Annie,
    Great ideas you have to cover that door. But my question is where does that door go to? Is that your front door? I would love to see some pictures so I can picture what you are talking about. Have a great weekend and stay warm.
    Hugs, Dru

  5. Good question from Dru..what is behind the door?

  6. Hi Annie! Any wall space to hang the TV like a photo? We have that in our bedroom and Jeff also did it for Jessica's house. He puts everything (cords, etc...) behind the wall so you don't see anything but the TV. Look forward to you ideas! Enjoy the week ahead! (((Hugz)))

  7. Happy Monday, dear Annie!

    How exciting to have a space to decorate, especially being as talented as you are! I hope hubby and I will have our own house/flat one day, because I’d love to make it "mine"! Here we cannot even hung a painting on the wall, sob!

    Hope 2012 has been kind with you so far, and that the wind will go away soon. Hubby and I have been two shameless cunctators ;) but we finally updated our blog today.

    Have a great week, take care! Ciao!


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