Monday, April 16, 2012

WHAT??

Has it really been like over two weeks since I have done a blog post... here we are MID APRIL and my last post was at the end of March... WHAT A SHAME...
I have a few excuses...
I am LAZY...
I was in Sacramento-Stockton for over a week for family fun and a wedding...
AND I am Lazy...

I left my husband Matt at home while the kids and I went to spend time with my family. This trip had a specific purpose. My mother wanted to re-decorate her Craft Room. She has been talking about this for YEARS and decided she better do it while she had some help, so after she heard I wanted to spend spring break with the family she asked if we could "UN-Crapify the Craft Room" (that is how I put it)
Now this SAD POOR little room was not really the Craft room... it was the Guest Room-Sewing Room-Old Toy Junk Yard-Paper Paper everywhere-kids books-stamp it up-presents wrapping-food storage NIGHTMARE Room... If there is ANYTHING you might have needed for a project... my mom had it in that room... zippers, safety pins, buttons, markers, CANDY, trinkets, old holiday crap, needle point crap, patters for ANYTHING you might want to sew, tape, glue, string, lace, iron on transfers, yards and yards of material, quilting stuffing crap, scrapbook paper and crap, man I could go on FOREVER...
AND
WE CLEANED IT ALL UP!!
First we pulled everything (well almost everything...we left the two closing bookcases... i am not Superwoman and those babies were HEAVY) out of the room and threw it in the garage. All the stuff that was in the one 12X12 room now almost filled the two car garage. After it was cleaned we prepped the room for a fresh coat of paint... pulled down the wallpaper border, took down the window dressing (that I remember being there as a KID) filled nail holes, patched a rather large hole, and tried to re-create corners to the ever so loved entry corner that us kids ruined from years and years of running into them. The room was a very lovely what I would call "Mellow Yellow Monstrosity" and we transformed it into a "Pixie Dust Pink" (you think I made up that color don't you; no... that was the name; we used the same color in Hailey's Baby room AND in her big girl room; the PERFECT pink!) My mom wanted Pink with Black and White accents so we did just that.
The next day we went through the STUFF in the room. There was a DONATE, TRASH, and KEEP pile. I was a little worried my mom would not purge enough stuff but she sure showed me... This was the most daunting task of them all only because it took the longest I think.
My husband came on Thursday to help put the room back together JUST THE WAY my mom wanted it. He put up shelves around the ceiling for storage, put together a corner desk with two separate shelving units holding it up, and improvised engineering for a cutting station my mother wanted. She had the idea he made it come to life to fit in the space perfectly. With help from all the family members we got the room skeleton put back together before we had to leave. It was fun playing and planning with my mother and sister. Along with all of THAT... Sharon and I made it to the family fitness gym for Zumba, Hot Hula, Hot Tubing, Running workout FUN! I think my little sister helped Kick Start my return to exercise!! OH how I LOVE the endorphins!! Grandma also made special time to take the kids on a Train Ride in Old Sac...
Blog Posts to follow on those fun things...
MOM send me a picture of the room so I can put it on this blog for ALL to see when the room is done... :)  

1 comment:

3richardsons said...

I can't believe that you didn't get before and after pictures! I can't wait to see the new room=)