Monday, June 28, 2010

My New Sewing Room: It Begins!

Mr. Skooks has been working tirelessly all day today on my his latest project: prepping the furniture for my new sewing room!

Ok, back up.  Let me tell you  a little story.

When I was 8 years old, my parents bought me my first bedroom set that was all mine.  (I had previously shared a room with my older sister.)  I remember going to the store to pick it out, though to be honest I don't know if I was kind of steered towards a particular set or if I truly selected it from all the options.  Regardless, it has been with me ever since.

Yes, my 8 year old bedroom set has been with me EVER SINCE.  I grew up, but my bedroom set did not.  I got married and got a bigger bed, but my bedroom set stayed the same.

Don't get me wrong.  I've been thankful for the dressers and the bookshelf and the desk and all that for as long as I've had them (ahem - over 20 years), but my bedroom seriously needs to grow up.  A little too girly for Mr. Skooks, not to mention a little too young.  The drawers are not sized to fit adult sized clothes very well.  Did I mention they are kinda girly too?  Oh, and they're too girly.  And too small.  And too . . . you guessed it . . . girly. 

That's why when we moved to our first home last month, Mr. Skooks and I made the decision that we would move said furniture to the new house, but NOT into our new room.  (We are still without dressers in our new bedroom by the way - - did you know that as soon as you buy a house you start to bleed money?  It's true.)  So yes, we are saving up and our clothes are in kinda crazy piles in the closet and on the floor, but we are STICKING TO OUR GUNS.  I think the crazy piles will motivate the saving . . . what do you think? 

It might have seemed obvious to move the furniture in with Little Miss (it was my original idea a few years back when I thought we would much more quickly be acquiring some more grown-up furniture), but eventually she will share her room with Kee-ku and there will not be room for all that furniture in there. 

So I devised a plan.  And it was largely inspired by Miss Heather Bailey herself. 

Paint is drying on my newly refinished furniture and taking pictures in a dark basement will do it no justice so you'll just have to be patient. 

All I can say is I AM IN LOVE.  And Mr. Skooks is such a dreamboat husband.

Stay tuned!  Getting organized is one of my favorite things and I am so close to being able to start pulling the sewing room together I can almost taste it.  :)


Kathy June 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

How incredibly exciting... I can't wait to see how it turns out -- loved your inspiration (Miss Heather Bailey), aaaahhhh, should be awesome!

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