Wednesday, October 27, 2010

putting up walls and hiding clutter


We use our front parlour or living room nightly and this is my view , looking at coats and shoes has made me wonder over the years should I build a wall a partition , with a post , without a post , well as I often do I just went for it

I built us a wall , I even drywalled it , OK that is pretty simple stuff , but I did have to put it on my car roof to get it home , they cut a damaged sheet in half for me , made it much easier to move and it was barely damaged at all , and I was going to be adding lots of trim to this tiny wall anyway
I didn't want a skinny wall so I doubled up the studs to beef it up


I pushed on in a little marathon to get most of it complete before my husband got home , he saw the drywall in the driveway and became confused , thought I had damaged a wall or something..he's such a good sport , if the shoe was on the other foot I don't know if I would be so understanding , glad he likes my ideas if sometimes not in theory in reality and when executed.
I was able to get the bulk of the work done by last night.


I made one side a cubby , this will be my little space to hang my things nicely out of sight .
Lot's of finishing to do of course, it will look much better than this soon , most likely by the end of today , my only issue to decide is the post to do it or not ? right now I am thinking not because I have two posts on my staircase just steps away from the entry , I don't want it to posty in here ...I am going to trim this all out nicely and then I am sure I will know which way to go , so far the wall feels good to the space and is not in the way , we can still move furniture in and out when and if needed.

11 comments:

wildflower said...

That looks amazing! I love all your ideas and I am amazed at your skill! I am a diy girl myself.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

So great! WE are all too cluttered around here - I'm liking your solution and love that you can do it yourself!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

You are so talented! I would love to work with power tools and measure things correctly! You have serious skills!!!

Dharma said...

hey great job! I giggled at the "before hubby gets home" deadline....if I had $5.00 for everytime my husband came home to something on the floor and a deadline that wasn't met ;)

Love your stuff, Lady!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, great job. The wall looks amazing and I love it. Fabulous idea. Hugs, Marty

Wendy said...

love it!!! i wish i could get comfortable using tools but it's not happening for me.

Crystal said...

Well I am impressed!! I wouldn't dare tackle drywall by myself. You did a fabulous job. Looks great!

Sarah said...

what a great way to separate the spaces. looks great.

Michelle @ citycottagevintagefinds said...

I love it! Do you think you could do mine now? ; )

Runspud said...

It's fantastic! Love it without a post on top...it looks beautifully finished the way you constructed it. And nice that when one walks in the front door they still have a clear sight inside the house. You're amazing!

Me said...

Fantastic idea.