I shall start at the beginning.
I have thinking for a while about my upstairs bedrooms. Both have been rooms essentially maintained for guests, with one doubling as my 'craft site'.
It has been cumbersome, however, both for me walking around all the bedroom furniture to get to the sewing machine and the shelves upon which I keep my 'things' and to the closet where I keep my other 'things'. It has also been a nuisance for our guests to have to put up with my stuff when they have all their stuff spread out from here to yon.
So much with the stuff!
So, like I said, I have been thinking for a while. The brainstorming proceeded to planning (yes, I drew out a sketch), and from the planning, I started filling in Wonderful Guy about what I was considering. I move in stages that way...slowly, but steadily.
My thought processes coalesced this past weekend and the planets aligned and I started. Friday night I knocked down the bed in the first bedroom. Saturday, shelves went up. Sunday afternoon, we hacked together my knock off craft table. And all the while, I was packing and unpacking and moving and moving out and making decisions....and oh I don't even know if I can decide one more thing....just toss it all!
Not really. I am joking.
As of now, all the furniture from Bedroom #1 is in Bedroom #2 (where the craft supplies use to live). Bedroom #2 is ready and waiting for guests. And all the craft supplies in this entire house is now in My. Craft. Room. (formerly known as Bedroom #1)
I lied. Molly, the Marvelous Matchless still lives in the TV room, and my knitting book shelf is still down stairs. There is still a corner with 'my stuff'...but it's a teensier tinier corner now!
So, yeah. Busy, because there was lots of toting back and forth and moving this and that, and taking this to the garage for the sale, and OMG! that was so heavy!!! And late late nights. And trips to the ginourmous box stores with measurements and trying to figure out the directions and The Thinking! even after all The Planning and The Knowing what we wanted. And the moving of stuff back and forth and forth and back. Because! Everything from one room went into the other.
But I have a really Wonderful Guy. He listens really well, and offers suggestions, and listens some more, and is kindly patient with my creative pursuits.
And he is really, really good at putting up shelves.
Behold. Le Studio d'Iron!
The crafty table? Of a height that will be good for cutting out fabric. While I won't be able to walk all the way around it, it is 3x5. Cleared off and with a cutting top, it will be very adequate.
Still to be done...I think the antique Goody's prints will go. I am not sure what will replace them. Maybe my own photos?!
Shelves all new! Tubs all new!
2 new shelves in the closet, too! And in the cabinet there? The Singing Singer sleeps....
So yeah. Happy Birthday to me! I celebrated that little milestone yesterday, by dusting off the bike and kicking off the biking season. I cranked out my 15 mile commute (round trip). Not bad for a 55 year old. I won't tell you how long it took me to get home...