Wow! Another week has gone by…where did that one go?
Over the last week we have gone to Menards a few times to get boards to make shelves for the two cabinets, shelf holder hardware and I picked up a really large bulletin board to use as a design board. Works great! A lot better than the foam core I was using before.
We cleaned out the entire guest room next door, boxed up everything and put it into this room so it’s been a big job going through everything. I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment. It is just amazing at what can accumulate over the years.
I stopped at Target and picked up some really pretty sea-grass baskets that should hold my sewing supplies. Before, I had them in a dresser drawer so I’m going to need to get used to them in another location. I’m sure I’ll adjust as I go along and figure out what works. One thing I need to resolve is what to do about putting doors or curtains on these cabinets. I really don’t like the clutter look — even though I’m a serious clutterer, I do like the option of being able to hide the evidence…you know?
I’ve looked at a lot of pictures of sewing rooms during this project and I would say that is the big thing that is hard to disguise. A neat sewing room is nearly non-existent!
I have so many ideas rolling around in my head right now it is going to take a month or two to work through it all.
But in the mean time, our exchange student came last Tuesday and it was pretty funny. She was working on a project at school and needed to figure out a costume. She had made a mask and had to do a presentation. She placed the mask in the room without hesitation. She said she thought that is where it should be with all the ‘creative’ stuff! Hee…hee!
Today she is off to a Cubs game with DH after school and we are slowly getting to know her…what a sweetie! This exchange is a short one for us. She is here until July…we are actually the 3rd family as part of the program so she has already developed a full calender of events, friends and activities.
Week two is going much better now that we are getting into the swing of things with our new charge….more to come…