I love the easy fixes. Of course, sometimes it takes a few tries to get something that really works, but that is part of the glory of the trial and error of home ownership, right?
What I referring to specifically is a strange alcove that exists in the living room area of our home. Below it is the coat closet, but instead of drywalling all the way up to the ceiling, the home builders created a space to gather dust. As our home was built in the 70s, I’m sure it was intended for some far out plant displays or some such.
I did try to do the 70s fern display in the past. Unfortunately, I have a habit of letting plants die when I can’t reach them for watering. Having to climb a ladder becomes one too many impediments. What can I say – I’m a lazy sod.
Then I decided to peruse my home design books, and I found inspiration in the pages of “English Decoration.” There was a photo of the entryway of a lovely farmhouse. Underneath a trestle table were a haphazard stash of baskets. I thought a collection of old baskets up on the alcove would look quite sweet and would add some nice texture to the space.
Gathering the baskets ended up being super simple. I had a few, but I also have a habit of giving our baskets away, so I didn’t have enough for a collection. My Charles and I needed to go down the hill to stop by Home Depot anyway, so while we were in Auburn, we also decided to stop by Goodwill. For $36 – with tax – I loaded up my little alcove, and I love the look. We’re one step closer to a nicely styled home. Until I put mail everywhere and Charles covers the rest of the flat surfaces with food samples, but at least we’re getting there.
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