Monday, July 13, 2009

Finding the Floor

So my success with the patio wall motivated me to finally undertake the Room of Horror’s. You know the room I’ve been throwing everything into that doesn’t have a place. The room my husband promised could be my little craft studio. Well I’m in a manic creative phase and I really want that room. I just had no idea how long it would take me to find the floor.

Remember what it looked like last spring? There wasn’t even a path to the side door.


You had to embrace your inner mountain climbing skills to navigate all the junk piles.


At one time we were convinced that an animal of unusual size had climbed into one of the craft caves and died because there was an unearthly, rancid smell emanating from somewhere within the piles. Brave Prince Erik fought the clutter monster to discover a bag of groceries with (previously sealed frozen) warm, rotted, chicken that had somehow been mistakenly thrown into the room with other bags of homeless crap. Someone must have stepped on it while navigating the piles and broken the bags seal. The room was a Nightmare.


I’ve been working on this room for over a week. Spending every spare second I can back there. And guess what?

I’ve Found the Floor.

I’d show you some after pictures, but I’m not done. Maybe I’ll show you some teasers.

Before I started the room I couldn’t find a pencil or pen to save my life. Now I have drawers full of them.


And all my sewing material has been sorted and stacked as is patiently waiting some thrift friendly bookcases I’m building.

I’m even dedicating a corner of the room for the kids. So they won’t be tempted to get into Mom’s goodies.

I can’t wait to show you. But I really want this room to be done, done, done before I do. So I’m setting myself a deadline. To have it done by this date.

I’m just too excited! Believe me – You’ll be amazed at the change. I love reclaiming things.


Trena Doll said...

Glad it wasn't a dead rodent, but ugh. It's great to hear that you're reclaiming your home.

Tink said...

Wow! Check out that creativity and organization! When you decide to tackle a project, you TACKLE a project. You have a way of turning things into charm! So does this mean you ARE creating a new blog for your creative adventures?

Karen Valentine said...

Oh I'm so excited for you! A creative space all your own is so important!! I'm just thrilled you will be joining the party. I can't wait to see the rest of your room!!!

My Desert Cottage

BTW... I have a room just like your before pic. It's going to be my husbands study...someday! LOL

utmomof 5 said...

It is looking good - keep up the good work!!!

Oh and nastyness with the grocery bag...EWWWWW!

Sara said...

I love the's looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Shannon said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! What a hard thing to do, I know. Wow, I can really relate to the hell you have been through.
I'm so happy for you!!! Enjoy that new space of yours!!!

Shannon said...

Oh, and I am SO joining in on that blog party. It's just the modivation I need to finish cleaning and decorating my office!! Hooray!!

princessmama said...

Woohoo! Hurrah for the demise of the clutter monster! At least for a while, lol...

Looks great so far! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That did look like a major project! I love how I feel after I get sorted out and tossed out and organized. Empowering, isn't it?

Honey Mommy said...

Wow! It already looks amazing! Want to come tackle my craft room?

Karen Valentine said...

WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!

My Desert Cottage

Nancy said...

YAH---you are inspiring me! Your before picture looks like our office and I've been promised a new office as soon as we can move this one! I'm lookin forward to your after picture! YOU GO GIRL!!

Crazymamaof6 said...

Congrats! this is HUGE! i have my own vortexes i can't tame!

i just hopped over from blogher.

Anonymous said...

Looks like my craft room! Help!

icandy... said...

Nice work! You won't want to leave that space once it's finished! :) It'll be your own retreat~ can't wait to check back and see the progress!

Christina :)