Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Pinterest-inpsired "aha" moment...

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Our house has a semi-open plan. We don't have one big room but there is a small hall that connects the living room and the kitchen. On the right in this hall there is half-bath (the one we remodeled on a super-low budget last year). It's very convenient for guests:

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And yes, next to the door is our new command center that we still love and use it every single day. On the left we have a tiny coat closet:

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I can't tell you how many times somebody tried to go in there instead of the bathroom! Just ask my best friend :)

The other day I saw this cute idea on Pinterest, and a light bulb lit in my head. Candice found those wooden figures in Michaels. You can imagine that I immediately sprinted there and spent good 40 minutes fruitlessly looking for the "boy" and the "girl". I guess, it wasn't their stellar item because they don't carry it any more.

My crafty soul felt dissatisfied... And then I had another "aha" moment when I saw a black foam sheet... For only 89c. I grabbed it and ran home...

I printed the outlines of the icons off of mister Google Image and traced and cut them with an exacto knife. I can't drag the explanation any further :) It really took me about 10 minutes tops. The best part is that the foam paper has a sticky side, so all I had to do was trace-cut-attach. They are easy to remove and not gonna bother the next family when we decide to sell this place. But for now I love them:

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I do sacrifice some entertainment here watching my best friend trying to break into our closet every time but I think she and some other people will appreciate this new addition to the bathroom door:)

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Thrifty Decor Chick       DIY Show Off       By Stephanie Lynn

15 comments:

  1. Such a simple and fun idea. Did you boys have any comments about them?

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  2. So simple! So cute! I love this idea.

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  3. HA! I love it!!! Sooo cute, Lena! Great idea and definitely an addition to make everyone smile when they see the bathroom door! :)

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  4. Awesome, it's too perfect! Love, love, love it.

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  5. What did we do before Pinterest?!!! Love it!

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  6. Clever idea! My guests typically try to use my bedroom. I know I have a Southern accent, but I don't think down the hall first door on the left sounds anything like door at the end of the hall. Maybe it's just me though. I will try something similar on the powder room door and see if it helps!

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  7. that is awesome! we actually also have the bathroom door right next to the hall closet door. Same problem here. I see a project coming. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Ya gotta love Pinterest! I get many great ideas from there - for home and school. Very cute Lena!

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  9. Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest! We have a cupboard next to our little downstairs toilet too so about 10 years ago my daughter made a sign out of hama beads, it's still there! (yours is cuter but we wont tell her that!)

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