Do you ever embark on a home improvement project, only to find that there is ANOTHER project that has to happen before the REAL project can get started? (I'm sure you have - such is the way with home improvement).
One of the items on my 29 before 30 Birthday List is to give my bedroom a makeover. First up - painting. However, in order to get the painting project underway, I had to clear my bedroom...which literally had stacks upon stacks of books and magazines (yes, mostly of the crafty/cooking variety) leaning up against the wall.
Sigh. You see, when I left Boston, and did the great division of STUFF (by MYSELF I might add), I did not take any book shelves with me - because they all "belonged" to the ex. (I'm too goddamned nice). I couldn't handle just moving the stacks of books to another room to lean against another wall and gather dust for a few more months, so I had to buy bookshelves.
Then I had to figure out where I was going to put these bookshelves.
And then I thought - "HEY, I'll turn my landing into a craft room!"
See what I did there? I've artfully managed to turn moving a stack of books, into giving another area of my living space a total facelift before doing a damn thing to my bedroom.
I AM THE MASTER OF A) PROCRASTINATION and B) CREATING MORE WORK FOR MYSELF.
This was my landing "before." A hot mess of Christmas explosion, dry cleaning explosion, moving box explosion.
This is my "in progress" landing now - on it's way to being a crafty space.
It's not complete - but well on its way. I'm especially stoked that each item I used to spruce up the space, besides the bookcases, was something that I already owned. The "wallpaper" are curtains that were too long for my living room windows, so I pulled them off the windows and tacked them onto the walls. My mini milk glass collection provides a place for me to consistently throw my keys. The little plastic deer, a Christmas gift from the fabulous Amy, makes me smile whenever I come up the stairs.
I'll get to the bedroom. Someday.