Phew! I’ve been M.I.A. for the past two days because Babyface and I have been busy turning this:
We live in a smallish two-bedroom apartment and our second (larger) bedroom has always been a bit of a dumping ground. Originally it was a craft room/office. And then there was a photo studio in there. But then that got ousted when we cancelled our gym membership and needed a place for our home gym. And then we stopped crafting so much. And the closet became our main place for storage. And all these combined turned the room into complete dysfunction.
Basically, I avoided the room at all costs because just being IN it stressed me out. And yes, that included avoiding our gym equipment.
Which now looks much, much more worthy of my time.
Now that Babyface and I are both doing a lot more photo editing, we figured we should set up a dedicated office space and move out the crafting stuff elsewhere. Now there is spilt office/sewing table.
But all the craft stuff goes on the opposite wall with a standing-height cutting table. Plus a robin egg blue peg board to get all of the utensils out of drawers. Swoon.
Protip: Don’t give yourself a manicure the day before you are going to spray paint something.
And then the closet. It looked like this before. So much stuff in it, that we couldn’t even get the doors open to put the new things it in that needed to be stored (like my new, awesome, orange luggage).
And yes, that is literally, a skeleton in our closet.
Ahhh, much better!
And yes, that TV works! Perfect for watching trashy MTV shows while working out, but can be easily hidden away.
Plus, since we are spending more time in here, we added a comfy chair.
Puppyface likes it.
My favorite part about all of this is that we did it for under $100. Even the chair was only $30. The main (free) difference? We threw out 7 bags of trash and have a giant (GIANT) pile headed to the Goodwill. Purging feels so good. It got a lot worse before it got any better.
We found all of these writing utensils in this room. Apparently we hoard pens, pencils and markers.
And now, I need a nap.