It’s ORC time!!! (Liz Lemon’s Oprah voice)
And despite residual stress-twitching from our mudroom renovation, we’re jumping back in. Thank you, Linda, at Calling It Home for the kick in pants that is this mayhem! Here’s a peek at my two other ORC rooms.
Mudroom, fall 2015 – this room saves our bacon on the daily.
Vintage boy’s room, spring 2015 – still super love this room, even with the scars on my feet from Legos.
This time we’re taking on a more manageable project – the foyer closet in our front hall. No, it’s not a super sexy project….but it is super ugly. According to the ORC code, I have 6 weeks to transform this disaster. Get ready to be embarrassed for us.
So poorly lit, it can barely be photographed.
The ceiling is brown.
I believe the wallpaper is from the limited edition 1964 Snake with the Stomach Flu collection. Very rare. Ooooh…and matching (I use that word liberally) sponge-painted trim?
Please, humans – don’t do this to your walls.
The amount of scallop trim in this house is mind-boggling.
But it’s not all bad. Here’s the upside.
- It’s spacious (~12 square feet)
- The wraparound shelf
- The shoe nook
- The laundry chute! (It has two entrances – one in the upstairs hallway and one here. Word.)
*Here’s a cool article about the history of laundry chutes*
Obviously we use this space for coats and shoes but it’s also a storage closet. Although right now it’s a disorganized dumping ground for crap and needs to be wa-aaay more functional. And bear less resemblance to fungus.
Think…..an English library vibe. I want to take this sucker from bad green to good green.
The tricky part will be finding the right shade of green for this windowless nook. I’m thinking a mid-tone mix of leafy green and sage-but-not-in-a-1990’s-kind-of-way.
James F. Carter via Habitually Chic
Maybe army green instead?
Here’s the plan…..
Dreamy green everything
Vintage style light fixture
Stay tuned for total annihilation of the funky snakeskin and be sure to check out what my other ORC peeps are cooking up, both the featured participants and the guests. There’s never a shortage of talent and inspiration in this challenge!