Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Back to Reality!

Back at work today (boo!) after a wonderful holiday that really seemed to last forever...had a fantastic time :) We arrived in Dublin on Friday evening and as we had a bank holiday yesterday, we had a nice long weekend to get back into the swing of things! Made some brownies (a last hurrah before I start trying to lose the few pounds piled on whilst away!). We also went to IKEA which just opened recently in Dublin. We were very focused and knew exactly what we wanted so were not too bothered by the teeming throngs of people and managed to get in and out quite quickly! So, I mentioned before that I needed to do something with our hallway. It is very short and narrow and it was a mess...see before and after below. Am very pleased to have all our shoes and bicycle gear neatly tucked away now!



Hall before...



Hall after...




And just because I really like this picture of Oscar and Sadie!

9 comments:

Casie said...

Welcome back! Your before hallway looks very similar to our current entry space. Your after hallway looks fabulous.

Catherine said...

Yum brownies! They look great. It sounds like a wonderful holiday, one that feels like a good long break is such a good thing! I love your new hall addition, is that a sugarloop print? I love her work.

kee and fi said...

lovely transformation martina! if only my hallway didn't look like your 'before' shot - problem is, our bedroom door is quite close to the front door so no possibility for a lovely console like you have....maybe might have to try something upright?! anyway, thanks for the inspiration. glad to have you back blogging!

Amanda Nicole said...

Wonderful mini makeover! It's amazing how bright and cheerful a few touches will make a space. I heart the doggy photo.

Tracy said...

Welcome home, Martina! And hello there sweet Oscar and Sadie! :o) It's so tough getting back into the swing of things after a lovely holiday... It may take you the week to get your bearings again. But great to come home and dig into a project already--Your new look in your entry hall is FABULOUS! So sleek and stylish...like something from a magazine! :o) It looks so inviting...Really beautiful! SO glad to have you back and look forward to catching up with you more soon! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Relyn said...

I just love Ikea. And, your gorgeous front door.

Christina said...

You have beautiful clean line in your home. Bliss~
Waves to my buddies Oscar and Sadie! Auntie Christina, loves ya! : ) lol

It followed me home said...

I love your hallway transformation, I've been thinking of tidying up ours as well... eventually!

I too have the same problem with my books around our workspace. I would love to have a simplified look but know it will be impossible to maintain. Oh well, color blocking them will have to do.

Oscar & Sadie are adorable! Your holiday photos are lovely!

Martina said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments! Will keep you posted on the study/snug :)