I’m getting ready to leave for a few days to go to Chicago with my mom to celebrate a BIG birthday of hers! Yes, you guessed it, she is turning 21 ;) I’m taking her to see Hamilton and we are so ridiculously excited. My daughter is at camp for the week, so the Mr. (with help from my Dad) will be holding the fort down with my son for a few days. I’m crossing my fingers that my 6 year old isn’t hanging out in his underwear drinking root beer and eating pizza on the couch by the time we come back.
Before I go, I wanted to quick share a project we finally got to this weekend.
You remember a few weeks ago, you all had fantastic ideas for what to hang on the blank walls in the entry way. A lot of you wanted to see the oars we had from our old house here and I loved that idea, but wanted to hang them vertically this time around. Also, I wanted to avoid putting a zillion nails in the walls, so I found this oar rack on Amazon. You can find it here – Royal Barge Decorative Oar Rack (Oars Sold Separately), (affiliate link) I ended up buying two of them.
I’m loving how it turned out, even though the Mr. was not thrilled trying to hang these things. Really is there any worse place to hang something than above stairs? There is just no way to go about it without taking your life into your own hands a bit. Thankfully, no cranky husbands were hurt in the making of this blog post.
These are all just a collection of oars I have been hoarding over the years and I threw them up there for now. I think I will be on the hunt for a few different oars because there are a few more empty spots, but I think these add so much character and fun to our entry for now.
The best part is it will be super easy to swap them out as I collect more oars. They just slide right in. If you look closely you can see we did wrap them with a little floral wire. We figured with our kids bounding up and down the stairs all the time it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have that little extra safety precaution.
Oh also, I don’t think I ever showed the cute carpet runner down my stairs! I actually shouldn’t show you, because I can’t remember the brand of this carpet and I know someone is going to ask. I’ll try to look it up when I get back, but it’s a gorgeous herringbone pattern in blueish/grey and a sand color which has been great for hiding dirt.
It has kind of a fun nautical rope vibe that I love.
Here it is from the basement too.
I’m off to pack for a few glorious kid free days with my mom, but be sure to follow along on instagram as I’ll try to do some stories of our little girls trip!