My Grandma T. had a spare bedroom where she placed good stuff that she wasn't using anywhere else. She called it her "goat" room. Sometimes you could not even walk in there, and sometimes it was organized enough to have a path weaving through but it didn't look very good. That is what had happened to our home office/craft room. I certainly used the computer, but that was it. So, yesterday, when most people were taking down their Christmas decorations, I decided to clean and organize it that room and make it beautiful. Here are photos of the process.
The finished product:
Yeah! Good job, Kathy Matthews!
Tricking Out the Living Room with Garage Sale Finds:
My Mom never lets me forget that this dresser is really Nanny's. The lamps were Darlene's, and I made almost all of the pictures.
Grandpa Cary the shirts above.
I love being surrounded by love!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I had the "new" curtains and "new" rug in other rooms, so this did not cost me a dime. The shelf where the boombox was is now located in the small bathroom.
This is what I do in the fall. I reclaim my space from summer.
Yesterday, my mother-in-law Darlene and I went into Bend for lunch and shopping. Our first stop was at Big Lots. I didn't even know that Bend had a Big Lots. That shows you what a shopper I am. I guess it just opened up a couple of months ago, to be fair to me.
Anyway, I have been wanting to get new drapes and new blinds. I was so happy that I found everything I wanted for only $50.00! Here are a couple of "before" window treatments:
Now ~ ta da!:
First, I removed the frogs: