Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Working hard to save myself work...maybe

Even when there are messes to be found throughout the rest of my house, I take great pleasure in one perfectly clean and organized area. It is usually a losing battle, but each little step in the right direction feels really good.

One of the things that is not enjoyed and sometimes neglected is my task of hanging up 5 or 6 coats every time we go somewhere. I finally decided to do something about it. Yesterday I finished a low coat rack for the kiddos to match the high rack on the same wall. Since fresh white paint never quite matches the old stuff, I painted the whole wall. (It covered up some kid marks too. After I did it, I realized I should have used semi-gloss paint. Satin just isn't very washable, and let's face it--it's going to get dirty! Oh well. At least it's done!)

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The kids are happy to hang their coats. Now to make a place for the shoes...

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1 comment:

Lara said...

I have been wanting to do something similar in my hallway. Maybe you've given me the impetus...we'll see. :)

It looks great!