I made a lot of progress on my nook update this week. It's not quite done yet - but mostly. While I ripped the old one apart in one day - it's taking me some time to get everything back in order the way I want it and it goes without saying that not everything will fit in the revamp. Little by little, and then I'm having a sale.
If you look at the old space and then at the new space - know that there are two things that I didn't move at all. The Tonic Guillotine Trimmer (putting it on the wall was the best thing ever - I never take it down, but I could easiy if I wanted to) and the origami birds hanging right above it. Everything else shifted.
It took me awhile to find the bulletin board I wanted, and when I got it earlier this week - I decided at the last second that I wanted it horizontal instead of vertical. I like it like that. The red metal files were in the old spot.
And the bike is still there. ;)
The countertop is from IKEA (as is the red dresser), and we did put several coats of varnish on it. (Were we putting it in the eating area, we would have treated it with something else)
We buried two outlets behind this new setup, so I made sure to utilize them to their full potential before making them hard to get. That's an extension cord dangling out of the bottom of the dresser. It works perfectly for my sewing machine and my iron.
The stool on the left because I'm a stander and I'm a sitter. This new updated nook was made to make sitting an easier option than it was in the old space.
The span of countertop also makes it really easy for us to convert the space into a buffet during the holidays and birthdays. This was another goal I was trying to meet when my space is so close to the dinner table.
I haven't sewn the top seam on this curtain yet because I still have to make up my mind. I didn't want to make a rod pocket because then I can't slide the curtain over well enough. I'm adamant that I want this curtain on rings - but the downfall is that now they reveal an inch and a quarter of the raw behind it. I'm trying to decide how to 'fix' that. I may paint and adhere a piece of pretty trim just in front of it. I may hang some whimsical trim as sort of a valance. something. suggestions welcome.
And I still have to paint the pantry. I was originally thinking a grey color and then free hand painting something red and whimsical over the top, but now that I have the curtain up I'm no longer positive. Suggestions welcome.
Inside the pantry holds all my paper. There was only one tray that I couldn't fit in here. Just one. Not too bad, right?
As for organization - lots of containers. I love these Martha Stewart albums for organizing my stamps. The four blue albums are my Technique Tuesday stamps and the red album is for the other brands.
And the tall plastic clear container?
Why, that's for our caterpillar turned chrysalis about to turn butterfly - of course.