This week is the 2nd Anniversary of Fun Monday. Fun Monday began by everyone showing photos of their view out their front door. For the 1st Anniversary, we did it again. This time I wanted to change it up a bit. I asked everyone to take a photo from their front door facing the interior of their home instead of the exterior.
I did not straighten up a bit before I did this. I like to call this "legitimate mess". That means there's a reason for it to be there. Mainly because I'm doing renovation elsewhere and the livingroom is the staging area. It is rather neat because my husband shoved it all to one side rather than leaving it in the middle of the room, which is what I did.
When you walk in, you can see straight through to the family room (and see whatever is on TV - which, miraculously, is off at the moment).
Immediately to the right is the staircase. I still haven't put the handrail up. It's easier to maneuver big stuff up and down without it in place. Since there still the vanity to take upstairs, the handrail is still down. To the right as you walk in are two chairs from my grandmother's house, a painting by my husband and the piano in the livingroom. The rosebush is inside hiding from the freeze outside, but I think it can go back out tonight. The long white things on the floor are mouldings. I have an idea about how to mount a mirror at the bottom of my stairs. The bottom of the mirror is broken, so I'm going to make a frame out of the mouldings to sit it in.
More livingroom. On the far left of the picture is all the stuff that still needs to go upstairs to the bathroom I'm working on. The picture on the right is my entry table. Mail gets tossed here and that 46 year old teddy bear presides over it. My grandfather bought him at FAO Schwartz in New York for me when I was born. He's not terribly cuddley and has definitely seen better days, but he's a part of me and reminds me of people I love far away.
He was missing an eye and while I was doing upholstery stuff, my husband suggested an upholstery tack as a substitute. It works and if you don't look too closely, he doesn't look too robo-bear.
Gratuitous boy shot. And a reminder of why I like coming through my front door everyday.