Entryway reveal

Well, I’ve finally got my stuff together, and I’m ready to show off a full snippet of my new place (code name Cohab’ Central).

Here we go!

View from the front door - the mirror's yet to be hung

View from the front door – the mirror’s yet to be hung

Entry way and the buffet

Entry way and the buffet

The BF's change receptacle - he stored it on the floor, before I came along!

The BF’s change receptacle – he stored it on the floor, before I came along!

The box for the BF's effects

The box for the BF’s effects

Outbound bags for shopping and returns to people

Outbound bags for shopping and returns to people

The hall comes with a closet, so one half is for the linens

The hall comes with a closet, so one half is for the linens

Show rack INSIDE the linen closet - such a win!

Show rack INSIDE the linen closet – such a win!

More shoes, and the donations/freecycle box

More shoes, and the donations/freecycle box

Ikea Grundtl S hooks fitted over the existing railing.  I knew I'd be too lazy to use coat hangers.

Ikea Grundtl S hooks fitted over the existing railing. I knew I’d be too lazy to use coat hangers.

The gym supplements, hats, there's a heater in the box...

The gym supplements, hats, there’s a heater in the box…

So there begins the tour of the new house.  To compare it to my last place?

Now, all in one, before, in two locations

Now, all in one, before, in two locations

When I could drill vs making to with what I've got

When I could drill vs making to with what I’ve got

There you have it!

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18 Responses

  • I love the idea of using hooks instead of coat hangers – I would be too lazy as well 🙂 Your new place is looking nice so far.

  • Cohab Central, ha ha! I love that you have things hanging on the walls already. Having a linen closet is a win! I seems like you're settling in and finding a place for everything.

    • It was Cassie's suggestion I think, and it stuck. It's also been shared with real life friends when I sent out the housewarming invites too, so I bet it becomes a 'thing' as my local friend's houses have names like 'X st wine emporium' and 't's house of pain' (due to hangovers!).

      I'm such a stickler for things on walls – there were a lot of hooks to start with, and I got right onto asking for permission for more. Now, everything I want is up – though positions might change. Loving a linen closet, of course!

  • I like the code name! The floor is really nice (I love hardwood flooring). Nicely organized closet as well. Can't wait to see more!

    • Thanks EM – the code name is better than 'old house/new house' – now there's the loft and Cohab central! I can't wait to reveal more, but I'm trying to build suspense. Seems to be working a little!

  • I now know exactly what I’ll be doing with the next Milo tin and I desperately need to get some S-hooks! It looks lovely – love the colour of the floorboards!

    • They are great aren't they – so big and spacious. It'll be a heavy thing to take to the bank if you ever want it counted – we just use it for coffee. Or as a christmas gift for my brother (who would spend cash or anything else too fast – coins gave him a challenge! And he loved the innovation). Thanks for the compliments.

  • A definite win having storage in your entryway! You're getting organised very quickly!

  • Well, you have a place for everything, and have BF putting his effects in one place. I am sure you will have everything ship shape in no time.

    • I am surprised it's got a little use from him – without any prompting (just seeing I put stuff in there). Actually, I got the idea from France – where they sell 'empty pocket' fabric things… never seen them before that, but they are just fabric, with four ribbon ties to make it a lidless box… I must find a photo to explain better.

  • Your so organized! I'm so jealous….

    Your place is coming a long quite nicely. I love the S hooks.

  • It's great you have such good storage in your new house! I like your change tin – we have a mini chest of drawers on our hall table with change for emergencies. The problem is refilling it after the emergency, because we seem to have more emergencies than change!

    • Yeah I don't know how ours stays full – I don't contribute much. Certainly as a family I had the same predicament as you mention – more raids than replenishments!

      I do love having an entry area to collect stuff that would otherwise be in the kitchen etc

  • livingsimplyfree August 30, 2013 at 10:21 am

    You have a lovely entrance way. I especially like your print, the first thing you see when you step inside. While I don't have a lot of Ikea products you can't beat some of their organizational pieces and the prices are just as good.



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