If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed comments or pics with a hashtag #StyleNotebook. I’m participating in a weekly challenge…course…project…whatever you want to call it, with Darlene over at Fieldstone Hill Designs, and those posts/tweets are part of my weekly “assignments”. If you love personality quizzes…if you love decorating and design…or are trying to figure out your style…you should join along with us! It’s totally up my alley and I’m having a lot of fun, and learning some great things, too! Basically we’re banishing the “boxes” of design that we put ourselves in and learning to decorate with what we love, rather than buying “this” and “that” because it fits “X” style. I’ll let you read the posts because Darlene surely explains it best. It’s very freeing and if you’re someone who is afraid to buy accessories and things you love because they don’t necessarily fit whatever “style” you’ve determined you have, you definitely should read!!! Breaking the rules…woot!
- Completely tear out the shelves and the adjoining coat closet, creating a bigger entryway. Build a bench with storage underneath and hooks and shelves above. This would give people a place to sit to put shoes on (especially helpful with daycare and our no-shoes-on-the-carpet rule) and would create more storage than the closet currently offers.
- Tear out just the shelves, and do a mini-version of #1 in that space. (Both options require texturizing the ceiling in the area that we tear out, as well as adding to the entryway laminate floor, and drywall repair. Read: Husband not happy with that.)
- Remove every-other-shelf so that there are less and so they’re taller, therefore accomodating upright books and larger accessories. Would feel less cluttered at least, but the shelfs are inserted into grooves in the sides so not sure how that would be feasible.
- Somehow use the frame of the existing shelves and some of the current shelves, but tear out the rest and create some sort of entryway drop-zone of sorts and/or a faux entryway table and storage. (See reason #3 for why this wouldn’t work).