Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The Ugly Truth
This is the room that has always been a challenge to me - the family room. It's pretty big, 35 ft by 15 ft wide. In my last big overhaul, I took over the kids' play area for my own "studio" area. Now that I'm down to three homeschooled kids, I'm taking over even more space! (insert evil laugh here)
Sunday afternoon, DH and Brendan took up the old carpeting in the fireplace side of the room to reveal the original linoleum that has always been on the other side of the room. Goodbye nasty, dirty carpet! Yesterday I put back up some of the shelves on the north side of the room and totally cleared off the bookcases on the south side and moved them down to the fireplace. DH can now begin to bring some of his books back inside the house.
Soon, the newly cleared south side wall will be full of shelves to organize more of DH's books and our homeschool collection, which will be pared down. Then there's that open closet. My plan is to empty it out and install new shelving that will adjust, keeping lots of my stash and stamping supplies in there.
This is going to take some time, but I'm hoping by the end of October to have it pretty much done. Then next summer I can take it all apart again, drywall the room, paint, install a new floor and great lighting - then put it all back together again - and it will be as perfect to me as this room can be.