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October 25, 2011

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Lisa Johnson

i love the plan!

Maddelaine

Sounds like a good plan. When do you think you'll start with all these activities? Which one are you planning to tackle first?

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

I'm doing the easiets one first which is to mont a ceiling track for the drapery and to sew the drapery :)

Monica

Love it! I am sure it will be nice to see that last bit of green before you head out the door into your soon to be winter wonderland.

tantkanth

Renoveringsdörrarna finns på Biltema - billiga och bra!

Frida

Ett litet tips för draperiet. Jag hade en extremt dragig dörr där jag bodde sist. Jag färgade in en bit bordsfilt i en nyans som passade mitt draperityg och fodrade draperiet med det. Bordsfilten gav draperiet en bra tyngd så det hängde snyggt av sig själv utan tyngder i botten och isolerade fantastiskt mot både kyla och ljud. Körde med vanlig textilfärg i tvättmaskinen.

Daniela

Very exciting! Would you please share a tutorial for the radiator cover ? I wanted to build one forever, but don't know how to start. And where do you get the rattan? Best wishes, Daniela from Switzerland

Jill

The drapery idea is interesting. I can't wait to see what it looks like. I love the fabric.

Flying Blind

Love all those ideas - good luck with the furry intruders - isn't it time for Bonus to go an another mini-adventure!?

Anne

Will look gooood.

Anne

Concerning new Bonus-adventures. Auntie Anne says no.

Zosia

I am a fun of radiator covers, looking forward to seeing the finished project. Regarding the kitties, I thought of one of those gates that you use to keep toddlers out of kitchens or stairs (perhaps you could borrow from someone instead of buying), but cats being cats, would probably climb over it.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Actually he did... He went missing on Thursday (I think he may have been cross with me for arriving home an hour later than normal due to a hair salon appointment) but luckily I was able to pick him up on Sunday after I got a call from Emma, the new owner of our old house.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

They would deinitely just jump over it :)

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Will do! I get the rattan in a specialty store here in Stockholm that sells it. It's called Korg och Rotting.

Barbara

Sounds great!
And please, please, please, tell us how you build the radiator cover; like Daniela, I want to build one, too (in fact, there are 10 radiators in the house and i h a v e to build radiator-covers, because the radiators are dark brown :-o) I can't stand them much longer....

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Tack! Efter att jag skrivit färdigt inlägget hittade jag en sån på Clas Ohlson!

Vanessa

I L O V E those fabrics and would have a wild mix of them everywhere if I could just afford it and I think a green elephant drapery in your hall is an excellent idea., adding textile is such a great way of creating cosiness and warmth to a home. Also, the way you mix straight lines and round shapes is really great. I wonder what it looks like on the "wc wall" opposite the window? Any art or is it too narrow?

Benita, I don´t know if it´s ok to ask this Q here, if not just leave it be.
I know you love NYC but have you also been to San Francisco and/or Los Angeles? If so, do you have any "Benita" tips of places to eat(maybe not ;-D)/shop/stroll?

Have a lovely tuesday!

Hanri

Sounds like a great plan. I have drapery at our front door, and it not only looks good, but makes the hallway feel cosy. I LOVE the idea for the Hexagon floor pattern, I think it will look great!

Alicia

Your hall will look fantastic! I love the idea of the green elephant fabric.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

This is actually such a weird space. It's not four walls but several little nooks and several doors. Unfortunately the only "free" wall is the one where the mirror is hung so there's no good space for art.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Sorry, I missed the LA/SanFran question. I've been to LA but that was in 1984 so no current tips there I'm afraid.

celia

This isn't about your hallway (which looks lovely) but this post on Apartment Therapy made me think of you and your quest for a perfect desk: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/before-after/a-69-ikea-table-makeover-of-marvelous-proportions-matsutake-159127

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Lovely, I pinned it :)

elisa

all very exciting. i third the radiator cover tutorial! x

homestilo

I'm surprised you aren't using the wall paper you scored in the attic for the front door?

Michelle

Did you go to the blog that had the DIY. And then see... THIS??

http://matsutakeblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/border-dispute-scandal-follows-her.html

Bad kitty! Oh! Bad kitty!!! LOL!

Giulia

This is going to be great! Are you putting the curtain on a straight track or a curved one like your floor mat? Will you gather the fabric next to the radiator cover?

Valeria

Love the floor pattern!
X

jawsie

I love your ideas for the space! I think you'll do a great job making it feel "warmer" without taking away from the crispness.

Question unrelated to this post: I've noticed that you've re-vamped some ikea pieces in the past and was wondering if you do anything special when screwing/drilling into the material so that it doesn't splinter, or at least splinters less?!

I'm about to take on some great updates over on my new blog! http://jawsiesbitoflife.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Jawsie

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

A good idea when drilling large holes in general (which are the ones that tend to splinter) is to stop drilling when the pointy middle bit of the drill emerges on the other side of your material. Then you continue drilling from the other side by insterting the pointy end into the small hole so you basically only have two entries and no exits. When sawing it's good to use masking tape under your cut, that also prevents at least the worst splintering.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

It's going to be a straight track and when it's not covering the door completely I'll push it towards the corner, yes.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

Actually the thought did cross my mind but Jenny (my reader/neighbor) warned me that the wallpaper isn't good with water at all so since my door goes out and there's no roof outside it's a no go, I'm afraid.

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

I did go over there but didn't see that post. Haha, tooo funny!

Helena

We have had one for years....and believe it or not they respect it althoug they could EASILY jump over it!

Peggy

I am so excited to see the results of your plans--especially the fabric door drape.

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