We now have wedding pictures up!
I got them printed on canvas using a coupon code online and am thrilled with how streamlined they came out looking!
I also did a speedy update to our "front hall" closet. I don't have a closet right inside the door, but this is across the bathroom and those frames in the little hall between there and the kitchen. It's under the stairs and holds our coats and shoes:
This was it when I saw the house for the first time:
This was it when I was trying to get a handle on all of my shoes and put them all in shoeboxes:
And here they are away with a little shoe rack on the bottom:
Well that wasn't cutting it… Especially after I married someone with more clothes and shoes than me! So I went through the boxes. I hadn't really opened more than one or two of them since doing this project two years ago! The rack got the most use. So I purged. Lots of shoes got donated.
Then I installed elfa to make the most of this space. These shoe racks glide out. The bottom one is for heels and the others are for flats. I did this one night after I got home from work around 11:00 pm. It was super easy and I managed to not wake Chris up!
This is it after I put all of the shoes Chris and I had left. The basket on the top right is for hats and gloves and stuff. I have very few purses. They're not my thing. None of these are probably in style even… Oh well! I have room if I ever get trendy! I have lots of extra empty shoe boxes for future shoe shopping too!
During the summer I keep my boots in boot boxes under the guest bed. During the fall and winter they hang from the closet rod so they can keep their shape from these guys. It's an oddly deep closet and I wish I could've elfa'd the whole closet, but leaving the rod further forward made more sense.
I also got this really cool fireplace from my brothers for my birthday:
I love how modern it is and we tote it wherever we want a romantic fire
And now it's living here in the dining room:
I also got a kind of shadowy picture from our wedding up on one of the walls:
So those are our recent homey updates!