Well as you can tell the decorating took a lot lot longer then expected - or rather the sorting out and moving round the whole place did!
While putting back the stuff in the bedroom - we also managed to change the lounge to my son's bedroom and his old small room became my "mini lounge". This meant all of my teenage son's stuff could stay in one messy room rather then be trailed into the lounge each time his friends came over - which is virtually daily.
My sun filled bright mini lounge is enough for my sofa, a bookshelf and a couple of chairs that overlook the street. I have a new hobby - people watching - its fascinating and I've caught myself spending over half an hour (with a cup of tea) just watching people - admiring human nature and it's beauty in all its diversity - listening to the harassed parents - watching the giggling teenagers - the runaway toddlers and the pushchair strapped toddlers. Though I have given myself the excuse that this is good for crafting inspiration.
I still have some bits and pieces to sort out like under the plant - but it's tidy enough for me to go and relax in.
So back to my bedroom/craft room
So much has changed - I dont know where to start. Here are some photos of the old room before decorating.
|I liked the bed area, but the floor space was always covered in crafts|
|Embarrasing mess of clothes, crafts and storage|
With the shelving I like to cover them with curtains as I find doors awkward to open if things are placed in front. I know I'm going to put things in front - I'm not really a stickler for putting things away. Though I can't stand the sight of lots of higgildy piggidly boxes and papers, so a curtain keeps the lines clean. In this photo you can see the difference with the pink curtained shelving (from a vintage sheet).
There is still bits to be sorted out but I thought that from this point I could start crafting again.
My two sizzix machines have their own station next to the door and my inspiration board needs to be put up
At long last I can get back to my crafting - which I've missed so much that I even dreamt I was crafting. I'm sure over time I will move some stuff around as I find what works and what doesn't - though I am so chuffed that I have finally painted my bedroom - moved the wardrobe and gained a mess-free mini lounge. Life is amazing.