I wasn't expecting a Christmas present from Mr.L because Ms.L and I are going to Belgium this summer. Mr.L gave me TWO surprises while our handyman was here building storage shelves in the garage.
Surprise #1 - He had a rolling workbench built for my saws and glass grinder and my own set of garage shelves. Be still my heart!!!
Surprise #2 - If that wasn't enough he changed some of his plans for the garage so I could have shelves built in my craft room and have my desk re-oriented. I was swooning!!!
I won't bore you with the whole process (the de-cluttering and organizing) but I did want to show off my new looking room.
To make better use of the space and get more daylight I had my desk moved in front of the window.
I've been wanting to take everything off the walls for a while and redecorate, this was the perfect time to scale down and concentrate on a few things instead of an over abundance. Trust me it might not look scaled down but it is.
I went back and forth about putting floor to ceiling shelves in the closet. This ended up being a good compromise. If necessary there is still room to allow for a clothes rod. It makes me happy to see everything labeled and in it's place.
Did I say I'm spoiled?! What do you think of my custom built, built in cabinet? Alec (our handy, handyman) and I designed the center shelves to fit my cardboard storage boxes and openings for my apothecary jars. By moving my desk it allowed for a small sitting area that Mr.L has all ready used.
I was going through craft room withdrawals so I spent an afternoon making two "new" bulletin boards out of thrift shop items. I paid $6.00 for the supplies. Most of that was on the smaller of the two frames, but it was too cute to pass up.
As I put everything back in it's new and proper place if it didn't have a spot for a label I made a tag from an old deck of cards.
I was the lucky recipient of one of Elizabeth's love bugs, he showed up just in time to claim his spot on a newly painted shelf. Isn't he sweet.
I still have some futzing to do but for the most part everything is right where I want it.
Have a Wonderful Week!!