So, I have posted once or twice (and probably more than that) about getting new furniture.
This is not something that I'm doing casually. In fact, this is one of the biggest projects that I've tackled in quite awhile--and one that I have been really excited to do. I have been wanting to turn our new apartment into a beautiful and cozy home. And so, I have been measuring, and remeasuring--trying to make best use of space. I have been assembling furniture, and rearranging, and even decorating a little bit. (Our bathroom now looks lovely!)
And I have been enjoying myself immensely.
Hands down, the largest piece that we have acquired is our brand new sofa:
|Woooo! It's a sofa! And it's new! And it's ours! Hurray for Ikea!|
However, the living room is not the only room undergoing a massive overhaul. Also up for consideration is my craft room.
My poor craft room.
I haven't been doing a lot of creating recently, just because I didn't have the space to do it. And when I say that I didn't have the space, what I really mean is that everything was a mess and in dire need of organization.
|Did you think that I was kidding?|
This is what it looked like when we first got back from
Christmasing with my parents... Yikes!
The first step, obviously, was to straighten everything. So, I tackled it--and instead of piles all over the floor, it looked like this:
|That little desk is where all of my creating takes place. |
Not a lot of room, if you ask me!
|And here we see: my bead inventory, two hand-me-down chairs, packaging|
supplies, and my brand new vacuum. Oh, and one of many piles of books.
I own a lot of books.
The space did not stay empty for long, though. Enter the shipment from Ikea, and the clean space was invaded by cardboard:
|What has it got in its boxses?|
The next step, obviously, was taking those boxes and assembling their contents.
This is the step that I'm still working on.
|Look! It's a new table! ...Except upside down.|
Of all the furniture that was ordered, only the craft table has been assembled. And promptly covered with my bead supplies, so that I can move the current bookcase into the hall--to make room for the new bookcases. And my new comfy chair. And an actual desk. Oh, this is so exciting!
|This table was clear for about five minutes.|
...And then I covered it completely with beads.
Ultimately, the long and short of it boils down to this:
Am I done? Not hardly. Am I enjoying myself? Of course!
Overall, it will probably take a little longer for me to get everything in order... Until then, my productivity will be limited. It is hard, after all, to work at a table covered with beads. But once everything is assembled, and all is put away neatly, it will be beautiful.
Yes, indeed, it will be worth it!
...So, that is what I have been doing with my January. How about you? Any large or wonderful projects that you've been tackling?