Well there you go.
I found some flat surface to work with!
What I really want is an antique hutch to replace the white one, but while cleaning the desk I remembered that Wendy had tucked this one into the basement - and it works, for now. Now I can take my time and really hunt for one that I really like and want.
The long overdue freshly painted walls have me gunshy about hanging anything back up - taking time to make my decisions - but one thing that I was not shy about was my Tonic Guillotine. I've had this on the wall for so long - mostly due to space constraints - that I don't know if I even know how to use it on a flat surface.
What I'm not rushing to put up is the bulletin board and hanging wall files.
Whenever I reorganize, there is always a shuffling of stuff and a new struggle to find just the right homes for the things I use the most. One of the things I use the most? my 6 x 6 paper pads. I might be addicted.
The binders just above are my stamps. Gonna play with those today.
My new addition - my chalk inks. I've not even opened them all yet, but I love them.
I still have two boxes left to sort into the new arrangement, and I need to clean out the dresser drawers and reorganize those to fit more product. I also need to do a deep purge. A scrapbooking get together for my daughter and her friends might accomplish that.
In the living room - loving the lighter painted walls.
We decided to keep the china cabinet for now. Some decisions are going to be held off until next spring. And look - we even got the trim/baseboards up. For us, that's huge.
I have a long buried picture in the crawl space that may fit perfect in that spot behind the couch. I'm letting it gel.
Look what I've done to your cabinet, ma. I found the black iron legs on Etsy, and I love them. Lifts it up of the floor just enough, and gives it a whole new feel.
Meanwhile, out in the backyard, Greg got 95% of the fence put up on Saturday. The neighbor had put up the other side before moving in last month (when the third privacy fence went up, we began to wonder - is it us?) While that would have been adequate, we decided to invest in the other side of the fence for several reasons. 1. We wanted it to match the other two fences with the nice side facing us. 2. by doing that, we take away the ladder side from our kids, keeping them from creeping over to the other side and 3. New neighbor has a 2 year old Mastiff who growls, snaps, and charges at the fence. We're hoping by putting our slats over the gaps, that it will keep him from seeing our dog/our yard and eliminate some of the growling. Because it's scary.
We still have projects - we still need to finish the kitchen cabinets, and now I want to paint all those walls as well - and the bathroom is in dire need of a makeover.
Always something, but we made a good dent.