Wednesday, 21 March 2018

So I put new doors on my wardrobe . . .

. . . and I thought you might like to see.


19 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh, how lovely! They look gorgeous. I have synesthesia so am very attuned to and affected by colour (I order my bookshelves by colour because it makes each book so much easier to find), and the symmetry and shades of your wardrobe doors are very pleasing to behold :) xxx

Mairin said...

I have just recently taken mine off! My gear is so much more accessible now. Trouble is I now have the job of arranging all pleasingly to the eye and seeing that it stays that way. Your 'doors' are a beautiful compromise worth considering! Mairin.

Pen Wilcock said...

Fiona — how interesting. Would you consider writing me a guest-blog-piece about your synesthesia — how you experience it and how it affects your choices and how you live?

Mairin — Yes, I am no fan of doors. Most of my life I have lived in shared accommodation. In the very brief while I had my own place, I took the doors off and replaced them with lined velvet curtains. This was not expensive to do because they were given to me by someone who had no further use for them, and not difficult to put up because I change curtains on bamboo poles or born handles suspended from pot hooks. My wardrobe door curtains hang from net-curtain stretchers and pot hooks. My whole life hangs from pot hooks. Replacing doors with curtains gave me 3ft extra space in every room, which was valuable as the apartment was small. It means you can have a bookcase or lamp or whatever just within the room rather than 3ft further in to accommodate the door opening. In my present room I could well do without the door but the house does not belong to me, the door is original and the house is old, and there is no place to store it — it might as well hang where it is. But I encourage you to take the doors off EVERYTHING. As you probably intuitively know, the collective noun for a set of doors is a Bonfire.

gretchen said...

nice! i like your style :) i also agree with you about doors, especially kitchen cupboards. yes, it means having to keep things looking tidier but that's a plus (at least in my opinion.) a more minimal kitchen is easier to keep neat and clean. your use of colourful curtains keeps it from looking sterile.

Pen Wilcock said...

Gosh, that takes me back! I wrote about that very thing here — https://kindredofthequietway.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/o-ingenuity.html

Bean said...

Love the colors, because I am a bright color kinda gal! I think you are channeling your inner Joseph and the Technicolor coat.

Namaste,

Bean

Pen Wilcock said...

Yeah — watch out Potiphar! x

Bean said...

LOL

Pen Wilcock said...

:0D

Fiona said...

Yes, of course - I'd be very pleased to write something for you. I'll put something together as soon as I can and email it to you, and you can decide whether it's the sort of thing you have in mind for your blog. Thank you very much for asking me, Pen!

Pen Wilcock said...

Oh hooray — I'll really look forward to that! Send me a photo of you with it, if that's okay. x

Elin Hagberg said...

Funny with the door thing, I hate shelves and open plan things, I love having doors, cupboards and being able to close things off. As a child I loved reading in a cupboard and I would sleep or just sit there and think about things too. If I had a cupboard big enough to sit in today I would use it for that now too. Sadly I only ones that fit my clothes and nothing more.

BUT, I do love those drapes, they look great!

Pen Wilcock said...

Oh, yes — I'm with you there. I don't enjoy open shelves, that's why I have the curtains. And I used to sit in cupboards too! And behind the sofa, and under the bed . . . I hope you have a cupboard nook to retreat to again one day.

BLD in MT said...

What a bright and beautiful addition!

Pen Wilcock said...

I feel my life lacks a little tie-dye to make it complete. I'll have to research 'tie-dyed skirts' on eBay.

Julie B. said...

I actually felt cheered just to look at your colorful wardrobe cover. xoxo

Pen Wilcock said...

Hurrah — I'm glad you like it. You know those people who love colouring books? Well, I'm basically doing that but skipping the book part and moving straight on to my entire life.

Rapunzel said...

Love the door curtains---color is like food to my soul for some reason <3
all that beauty, yet not taking up any extra space!!

Pen Wilcock said...

Yes (food to the soul)! I had a bad patch — black dog was growling — so I've been intensively zapping my world with colour; very therapeutic! x