Today...just a quickie little "before & after" of a room in our house. This is the sunroom, otherwise known as the "computer/sewing/whatever-else-we-can-cram-into-it" room. One half is my sewing area, the other half is DH's office area. I have a lot of supplies. HE has a lot of supplies. Usually this room is an absolute nightmare to look at.
Problem #1: The Hutch. Otherwise known as the "clutter magnet." Really, it served no purpose but to provide a place for us to put stuff on, that we didn't know where else to put.
Solution: Get rid of it!
New Problem 1 1/2: Wanna see what 8+ years of sitting by a sunny window will do to a desk?
|Yeah. That's apparently the official place where the "sun doesn't shine."|
Problem #2: The Big Hulking Chair
Just not fitting for such a teeny tiny room. Plus, it spins around, so when the kids would get on it and use it like a piece of playground equipment, it put gashes in the front of the desk, making the desk even more unsightly.
Solution: My $3 flea market chair! A little paint & fabric, and there ya go.
And here is the new and improved desk, sans hutch, all freshly painted:
OK! Moving on...
Problem #3: The Corner of Junk
Solution: Shelves...was going to buy some from IKEA, but DH reminded me that we had some shelves down in the basement (see?) that his work was just going to throw away. They'd been down there for more than a year.
Brought them up, cleaned them off, spent $12 on brackets, and.............
Oh and I couldn't resist...I was taking this picture, and I looked up, and this is what I saw :)