Wednesday, April 25, 2007

living in shambles


It's starting to get to me. Our home is in shambles. It looks like we're either moving in or packing to move out. So all this clutter is really bugging me. This is the very reason I waited so long to replace our 27 year old carpet!
You see we bought this house from the original owners in 1994. They had owned the house since 1980... newly retired at the time and lived half of each year up north. That's two people in a five- bedroom house! So needless to say, the carpet in the bedrooms were in good shape and so we left as is even though it was an ugly orange shag. After 13 years, we are finally recarpeting and repainting... and also making way for one of the rooms to become a sewing/ scrap/ craft room for me & Mrs. McGillicutty! I'm off to IKEA to find me a work surface. Oh, I bought the dress that Mrs. McGillicutty is wearing for 25 cents at a yard sale. It was too snug on me, but fit her perfectly. That even bugs me.

Oh you guys, just got back! Found the perfect work surface!!! I saw it yesterday in "as is"... came home to measure... talked to Randy... went back today and bought it for $33.00!! It's an 8 foot long, real heavy, solid white counter top!!! It's so perfect! I will be putting it on two kitchen cabinets that I rescued from the street a couple years ago. I will paint them white, give them new pulls and have myself 8 feet of luxurious work surface!! I was just planning on setting up 2 of my 6 foot light-weight banquet tables (that I love). But then every time I have a gathering or a scrap day I would have to clear the surfaces to reset them up in the main part of the house. My theory... you can never have enough work surface! I have 3 of those light-weight tables and I use them all the time! So I think I'm getting there... now we just need to finish the painting projects, get the carpet installed and then put it all together... whenever that will be.

5 comments:

Nonie Mae said...

It sound like you are having a great time. (maybe) Just think how great it will look when you are all done..

Angie in AZ said...

Oh Linda, I feel for you! I don't do well in clutter either. Whatever my surroundings look like is what I feel like inside! And congratulations on a great find! And the dress! oh my gosh, that dress! It's so darling! When you finish your studio, I'm inviting myself over to see it! And we can catch up on life. We're LONG overdue my friend!

NanAZ said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

Zoey said...

How exciting, Linda, to be getting your own room just for your hobbies! I can't wait to see it all done.

Mrs. M. looks quite smashing in her new duds.

ATS said...

can I hire you to furnish my house someday? I am always amazed at the deals you find ...