Continuing on with my buddy Kris's upstairs hall.....
She lives in an old turn of the century house in town.
It's very tall.
Three stories with 4 rooms on each floor.
2 front and 2 back.
I love this house because the 2nd floor hall isn't just a long narrow space but an area that actually creates a place to sit and read and see who's trying to sneak home in the early hours of the morning.....
This seating grouping is between her 2 kids rooms....
But they are now older, and out of the house.
See how the ottoman cushion is all squished down?????
This makes me happy,
it means my design has been well used.....
At the other end of the hall is where the back staircase used to be.
We took it out when we renovated the kitchen.
NOW WE HAVE MORE ROOM IN THE HALL FOR
You can see where the rug is cut out, where the stair case used to be.
There was no reason in a house this small to have two staircases practically side by side when we could use the room for stuff.......
We have carpet left over, so we can patch the floor.
Now we need to find more things to hang on the wall.
The chest used to be in Kris's bedroom, but we're changing the style in that room, so now it's used for linens.
Both Kris and I have a weakness for these old Irish chests.
We put one in the living room too.....
To the left of the hallway chest is a little side chair that I covered in a custom needlepoint design
a la Betsy.
Kris can get me to do almost anything for her, and she loves my needlepoint.
She wanted something with a saying on it.....
I suggested such gems as:
SIT YOUR @$$ DOWN HERE!!!!
SIT, BUT DON'T STAY TOO LONG!!!!!
but she was being all mushy about her house and wanted something loving and sweet.
It's almost like she doesn't know me at all.......
But being the buddy that I am, I caved in, and this is how it turned out.....
CAN YOU BELIEVE I WAS WILLING TO MAKE THIS?????
I created a tweed effect by alternating two color yarns.
I had never done that before.
I am very clever.
No one told me how to do it.
I FIGURED IT OUT MYSELF!!!!!
If you want to copy it, here are close ups.....
This says home!!!!!
This says sweet!!!!!
I don't know what this says.......
Kris lives with a couple of big galloofs.
She loves them, but they shed stuff all over her home.
So she uses the back of this chair to store some of their hats.
So, this is a funner take on a hall tree.......
That's it for today.
If anyone wants to feel sorry for me.....
I've screwed up my plantar fascia,
I am limping,
all I do is eat and sit and do my foot stretching exercises.
Last time I had this it lasted for
3 #$% years!!!!!
I am not a happy camper
I can feel my stomach getting bigger.
Thank goodness for the Real Housewives!!!!!!!!
They piss me off so much, that I burn up some calories yelling at the TV!!!!
On that lovely note....