Some Potterheads Are Not Happy About Their Pottermore Patronus
When news broke that we could finally find out what our very own patronus is via a Pottermore quiz, Harry Potter fans (who’ve been gobbling up the three new books from J.K. Rowling) were quick to see what incredible creature they were matched up with in this realm of magic and wonder. While some were totally thrilled, others were less than impressed — and still more were downright disappointed.
When we say allHarry Potter fans took the quiz, we surely meant it. J.K. herself ended up with a heron after taking the test, and others found themselves with magical, mythical patronus.
— ˗ˏˋ peter pan ˎˊ˗ (@cheshjrekitten) September 22, 2016
— cap'nzola (@taylqrgang) September 22, 2016
But not everyone was blessed with such enchanting creatures. Some were pretty disappointed with their common critters.
Joss Whedon wasn’t exactly thrilled with his weasel.
Don't talk to me about nobility or tenaciousness or Ron's wonderful family – my life is OVER pic.twitter.com/FiMoDLTbbG
— Joss Whedon (@joss) September 22, 2016
And salmon was just as unwelcome, TBH.
Had to get sorted into a house before I took the patronus test… Hufflepuff with a salmon patronus I've hit a new low in life
— ㅤRyan (@Guthbox) September 22, 2016
Really, who wants a mouse, or worse, a rat?!
— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) September 22, 2016
My patronus is a rat. Not even pizza rat. Just a regular, dirty, sewage rat.
— K. Lucarelli 🙃 (@KristinaLuca) September 22, 2016
Or an aardvark?
Boss: "Hey. I need you to put some pants on. Big time."
Me: "MY PATRONUS IS A FUCKING AARDVARK, KAREN. WHAT'S THE POINT?" pic.twitter.com/NXNdyB1QHv
— Taylor Ortega (@taylor_ortega) September 22, 2016
Though perhaps that’s slightly better than getting a shrew.
my patronus is a fucking shrew?!?!? excuse me pottermore, I did not sign up for this
— Remy Anne (@Remy_Anne) September 22, 2016
Or a mole?
— Samantha (@samurai_mouse) September 22, 2016
Or a pig? Talk about disappointing.
I can’t believe I waited 15 years to find out that my Patronus is a fucking pig
— شهرزاد (◡‿◡✿) (@shahrzad_h) September 22, 2016
We really all wanted something super cool.
— Helen Scott (@HelenScottUK) September 22, 2016
But in the end, if you weren’t happy, you can always make your own.
— Allison Adato (@editgirlnyc) September 23, 2016
What patronus did you get? Something cool or something disappointing? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Buzzfeed; photos via JKR/Pottermore Ltd. ™ Warner Bros.)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)