So after a week I finally got a little time to share how we conceal a few of our "unpleasantness" in our little home.
This is how it got started, Melissa @ The Inspired Room invited everyone to share[we learn from each other. yes! yes!] their creative concealment's. Melissa so nicely describes this concealing:
I do not believe in house perfection or hiding everyday living. Even if it starts out perfect, I fully expect nicks and dings along the way. I am fine with scratches on my furniture, imperfect walls and even crooked floors. Those are what makes life charming, seeing a house is well lived in. But, sometimes you just don’t want the glaring eyesores to steal the attention from beauty. I don’t think our houses should look unkempt or neglected or have areas that are just plain unattractive (at least permanently!). If we can fix things as an investment in our home, that is great. But sometimes we need to be content with concealing.
Ok Here was my first issue .
1.Everyday Large baby items + small house = tripping & eye sores
under the crib
the exersaucer + a basket of toys [we don't typically keep Arabella under there!!]
When Orrin was smaller I also put his car seat when I brought it inside.
2.Our Kitchen cabinets
We had 4 different kinds of material in cabinets,
Metal[which I really like]
- Particle board or something
- a cabinet pulled off a construction site[not in the best condition]
- unfinished ones from Lowe's
Black Paint + old cabinets= excited bride[wow four years already!]
the chandelier was also painted and white candle things bleached
Also there was stained linoleum which was torn up to reveal wood underneath that was then stained.
[Sorry the before pic is after]
Before = Bachelor's pad