A poll! How fun!

At church they have recently finished renovating the small-group room. This is where our small-group (among others) meets. Obviously. A couple weeks ago they were trying to decide what curtains to use. I still don’t know which they picked, because their aren’t any up right now, but I do know that I liked one of the options so much I went out and bought them for myself. I hung them in our bedroom and spent the rest of the afternoon trying to convince myself they matched. They did not. They had too much green in them to look good with our dusky blue accent wall behind the bed, a fact I admitted when S got home, saw them, and said, “Ehhhh….”  I didn’t want to return them, so I tried to figure out where else I could put them. Solution: the dining room.

The walls are not that neon yellow looking in real life. It is so hard to get a good picture of the wall with the windows, because the light coming through them messes it up. BUT the yellow/gold of the walls does perfectly match the yellow/gold of the embroidered peacock feathers on the curtains. Obviously the diplomas will need to find a new home, as they are now too cramped in their present place.

Here is a picture with the curtains closed. We will probably never close them, since there is no need to with the blinds there.

This leads me to my poll. I love the curtains and think they look great there. S still needs some convincing and wants the opinion of at least one other person. (cough, Tess, cough) So it is time to vote!


The laundry closet

I love our house. I do. I love the kitchen. I love the four bedrooms to put all our junk in. I love the walk-in attic space. I LOVE the backyard.

I’m on ok terms with our laundry closet.

It is the first thing you see when you come upstairs, so it needs look nice. Those bi-folding doors are not nice. They drag on the carpet when you open and close them, they don’t line up properly, and they make it hard to open the washer and dryer doors. I do not like them. So Stephen took them down for me. And I put up some curtains the previous owners graciously left in the attic for us to find.


They are too short, obviously. But they were free, and free is free.

I am trying to decide if I like having curtains there. They don’t get in the way of the washer/dryer doors and don’t drag on the carpet. They don’t do anything to dampen the noise of the machines though. Although when the doors were on, I never closed them when doing laundry anyway.

So, what do you think about the curtains (not those specifically, but just curtains in general?) Do you have any other ideas for what to do about the doors?

There are a couple other things I want to change/add in the laundry closet. That shelf? Just a tad too high for Tori. It will be an easy task to lower it about 6 inches. Because it is a closet, there is no dedicated light fixture, just the one at the top of the stairs. (More about that awesome shade later.) So I want to put a light in it! (Not to be confused with put a ring on it.)

Then there is this situation, which I’m not really sure what to do about…

Yes, our dryer is propped up on 1×6’s we found in the garage. Why? The drainage tray for the washer (in case it leaks or floods) is just an inch too wide to be able to set the dryer directly on the floor. So it must hover over the edge of the tray, balanced on lumber. So far we haven’t had any major issues with this, and it does make the top of the dryer level with the top of the washer, which is nice.

There you go, more than you ever wanted to know about where we do our laundry.