Sunday, October 21, 2007

This Weekend's Project

Well, I have a confession to make - I am a pack rat. Yes, I collect junk and I store it - not so bad that I'm living in filth, but close. So lately I've been feeling that our living room has become to look like Toys R Us and it was time to make a change. See, we have this spare room - and it's suppose to be a spare bedroom, but no one really comes and stays with us...so it's been a place where we've (I've) collected stuff - things from knitting UFOs to Little One's old clothes, Old toys to old books, clothes that I wished fit me and clothes I'd never wear again...so you get the picture.

So I made it this weekend's goal to get this room into shape - I want Little One to have her own play space and I want my living room back (well, as much as I can with a little one).

So here are the pictures...

Walking in:
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The bed and UFOs:
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My childhood dresser holding junk:
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And the door way (you can see we already took out two bins worth of stuff):
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So then we visited Lowes where I picked out a nice purple paint color - Dusty Lilac - and new white paint for the trim. We also picked up a little cabinet to hide our computer modems (this room use to be our old office, so we had to keep them in there). Then I painted late last night while Little One was sleeping - and again early this morning before Hubby played golf. Then I did the trim tonight after she went to sleep. I also visited a discount carpet store to pick up the rug. I still have to hang the blinds and find/make decent curtains...oh, and find some shelves and a few more decorations...

So here is the nearly finished project 36 hours later:

Walking in:
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Where the bed use to be (eventually it will have LO's bed in there) - I still need proper clips to hang the quilt:
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Where I'd like some shelves (the green container contains 7 of my own cabbage patch kids from my childhood - now LO will have a place to play with them!):
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This is the cabinet (don't mind the hallway - it needs a good sweeping - but the cleaners come tomorrow! So I didn't bother after all this work):
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I'm so excited and proud of myself! Now to go through those bins...

3 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, Crystal!! Great job. I need you to come a whip me into shape here. :)

nancy said...

Yaahooo!! you Go girl.. looks great!

Camilla said...

GO YOU! it looks great! and after reading through that I have no more excuses why i cant paint my house... your my inspiration! i am glad she can have her own play space, oh and yay for less toys in the living room!