This week's project was to start tackling the room of doom, a spare room which is currently being used as a warehouse to store all the bits of furniture I have earmarked for future projects, bookcases, books, sewing equipment, furniture brought from the last house which hasn't yet found its niche here, my treadle machine which is awaiting a revamp, and all manner of "stuff" which doesn't have a home just now. If we had a garage that was water tight this lot would be in there but as ours is an old sectional garage with holes in the roof anything that goes in there needs to be able to withstand the weather.
Yesterday Sophie and I made inroads into decimating the "stuff" a bit. We took a few broken bits and pieces to the bins. Then we stopped off at the local charity shop and unloaded the filled back seat of the car there. After that more things were taken to Sophie's flat where she will make use of them.
Of the furniture remaining in the room a chest of drawers is earmarked for a friend for her craft room, and a pine tallboy will soon be collected to go to someone else. Then the swinging crib will be going down to Lancashire once I have bought a new mattress for it and made the quilt and covers. There are four dining chairs destined for my kitchen once it has been decorated, and a chunky stripped pine coffee table which will be going in the living room. Once those are gone the remaining big pieces will be destined to stay in the room when it is overhauled and put back into use.
If I tell you that these photo's are the after pictures you can have some idea of the amount of stuff that was in there.
Every item in the room now has a destination either within my home or off to someone else. The more I deal with stuff like this the more appealing it seems to me to just dispose of all my possessions and live in one of those tiny houses I wrote about in my last post.
My home is mostly filled with recycled and revamped pieces of furniture which hold no sentimental attachments to me and have little monetary value so I could quite easily send the whole lot to the auction house and not think twice about it.
At least now we can actually get into this room, before you could only step two feet inside and then you were faced with a wall of furniture. It's a big improvement believe me :)
Here's what everyone else has been up to this week;
Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone, and a Happy Birthday! to my friend Harry :)
Love from Liz x