I've been straightening, putting away, organizing... routine maintenance. It sure does feel better, you know, to actually know where things are. I am a believer in the old a place for everything and everything in its place, but its not always easy to keep things in their place. I'll be hosting Thanksgiving here again this year and some rooms were in serious need of attention. Real attention, not the hurry up, company's coming kind of attention. So, that's what I've been doing for the past couple of weeks- sorting, donating, throwing away, and a little sprucing along the way.
The guest room, aka Bayleigh's room, is coming along. It's such an improvement to be able to walk in there. Seriously. It was out of control. I still have some decorative touches to add, curtains to make. But it's nice to look in there and see the floor.
The duvet came from Walmart online and I made the little pillow. The headboard used to be in my room and the lamp and art once lived in the living room.
My father-in-law made this cabinet, shelf... what would you call it? I call it wonderful. I gave him the dimensions of the bins (from Target) and about a week later he delivered this. It's been a great solution for having Bayleigh's toys within her reach but also easy to put away.
I've also been busy in the sewing room. The original layout just wasn't working. I moved the table away from the wall, making it accessible from both sides. I wasn't sure the room was big enough to have the table out in the floor and still have room to move around, but it actually feels roomier this way. I'm loving it.
I've been taking my time putting things away with the goal of coming up with a system that will be good for working and easy to maintain.
If you remember, the table top is just a door blank from Lowe's, held up by a variety of closet-maid organizational units. I covered the door/table top with heavy white vinyl. LOVE IT!
Thread is stored in a discarded bathroom cabinet (thanks Jill). The little canisters holding my ribbon came from the dollar store. Easily accessible and pretty too.
This little cabinet was a thrift store find. In its former life, it was dark brown and held spices. Now, it holds beads and glittery things.
Remember how nicely the fabric was folded and organized, back when I first moved into this room? Well, I'm happy to say, it has stayed fairly neat. Not perfect, but the system seems to be working.
Yea, that's an embarrassing amount of fabric.
Next up, the dining room.