In the middle of preparing for Christmas my husband made an off handed remark about wanting to switch hobby rooms. He said he wouldn't mind taking the downstairs for his music and I could have the upstairs room for my crafts.
You can bet that little statement sent this organizing junkie into immediate action.
Never mind that I had a million and one things to do for the holidays...never mind that it meant moving two million and one boxes, books and all manner of craft things up a flight of stairs...never mind that we had just rearranged the furniture all over the house when my daughter and grandsons moved out in September.
When opportunities come your way in this house they must be seized immediately lest the giver rethinks his spoken words and changes his mind when the reality of what he said hits him. (Ahem...not that he's ever done that before.)
The downstairs room with it's beautiful built ins and pretty view also houses the laundry closet and sits right off the main living area. Which means a lot of traffic and the perfect place to stash those nasty piles of stuff that accumulate on the dining room table.
The upstairs room, while it can get warm in the summer, is the largest bedroom in our little home. It is situated directly across from the guest room/grandkids room which also happens to be my dressing room and where I keep my clothes. Old houses have very small closets and my hubbies clothes are in our bedroom closet downstairs.
So basically it gives me the entire upstairs as my private two bedroom suite with my very own teeny tiny bathroom.
There is still so much work to do but all the major components are in place. I have managed to arrange my jewelry (most of which has been found at thrift stores) on a wall in my craft studio so I thought I'd show you that today.
I've already made a tentative schedule for the coming months to complete the rest of the spaces upstairs including redoing the small bathroom. But first on the list is our bedroom downstairs which is exactly as it was when we moved in here seven years ago.
New planner, new ideas and God willing, a whole new year to accomplish them in! Have you made any plans for the New Year, yet? I'd love to hear them.