Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Craft Room Drama

"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great."
~ Orison Swett Marden

About a year and 1/2 ago, my daughter wanted to change bedrooms with my office.  Excited to refresh the space, I painted both, excited to get my "new office" We have an extra room in our attached patio and my husband's office was located there.  However, when he saw how great "my new office" looked (and a bigger space), he asked to join me in the house where everything is going on... sometimes we would forget he was out in "his office" because it was so separated. My husband and I split the room and combined the space with an Ikea book shelf separating our desks facing out the window to our backyard.

During that time, I asked the kids what they think we should do with the new space out on the enclosed patio... and we decided to make it a "Craft Room".  My son diligently proceeded to declare it the Craft Room with the above sign and taped it to the door.  How cute is that?!

Well, we began staging a lot of extra junk we had accumulated over time and put it in my husbands "old office"... Also, new carpeting in the house requiring emptying the rooms... so then the room space became a "Cra* Room"! Oh my!

This year, I've been working away at clearing the space by trashing, donating to friends and family, the Goodwill, etc. I put "get the craft room in order" as part of my 2012 50 Bucket List to accomplish by the end of this year!  The last two years, I've been leading nutrition classes out of my home and there is a lot of materials generated from that too... (banker boxes on the right side).  There was stuff from floor to ceiling where we almost could not enter the room any more...Working in 15+ minute increments a few days a week to move something out... its paid off!  Here is my current status... I can see the counters now!

This shall be my creative space that has a door I can close - YAY!  (The kitchen table still works too.)

1 comment:

  1. Your blog looks great and I love that quote in this blog...says soooo much. I'm a follower! PS I know, clearing the clutter feels good. I need to do that!