Monday, August 11, 2008

Tackling the Craftroom/playroom

I'm sitting here watching the Olympics as I post this.  If something sounds weird or stream of consciousness, it's just part of the program.  I force myself to get something  done during the day so I can indulge in T.V. watching in the evening--a whole new thing for us.  Who can resist cheering for Michael Phelps and the relay team?  That was soooo awesome.  Now we have synchronized diving--incredible!!   My DH told the guys at work about our family watching T.V. and somehow it leaked out that 1) we never watch T.V. and 2) we don't have cable.  Like what kind of idiots don't have cable?  Us.  LOL  How else do our kids read over 7,000 pages over the summer??  

Anyway, I have been plunking away at the craft room.  I have no idea WHEN I took the before pictures.  This view isn't so bad.  Essentially the counter is cluttery.  I did go through and clean the cupboards and drawers.

Aaah much better.  
This area is essentially a long wall that connects two areas of the basement.  That big gray couch thingy is the back seat of our 15-seat van.  I'm not even sure what the rest of the junk is..

Moved seat to dungeon, moved sewing table under dry-erase board, got rid of a lot of junk..

This was another snake-pit.  To the right is a window.  I don't like things in front of it, but here we have the sewing table.  Wouldn't it be a cute play area instead?
Same area: moved the play organizer over..
This used to be upstairs in the entry-way.  
And now we have a cute-cuddly space!!  There's something about this area that says, "play here"!!

And Mommy can sew at the same time!!  

More tackles at 5 Minutes for Mom.


Diane said...

Great job. Can I come over to the cuddly space it is calling come read a book!!!!!!!! Love the differences.

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! That all looks so awesome!! What a fun place to play, hang out, and do crafts!! I would adore a space like that!!!

Laura said...

It looks awesome! You were a busy little bee, feels good doesn't it!

Dawn @ simply transparent said...

What a tackle GREAT job!
Thanks for stopping by!

I did this just last week for my sister's house talk about hours of tossing and's always fun to do others!

Anonymous said...

Great job!! :D It looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

That is a FANTASTIC tackle!!! Way to go! I am very impressed and a little jealous! ;)

I bet your kiddies are just loving it!

God bless-

Kristi said...

You have been so busy! Way to go!

Muthering Heights said...

Everything looks so nice and tidy!

Audra Krell said...

This is a great post, one of my favorites because you have a ton of before and after pics! Everything looks really good.

Anonymous said...

Looks very nice! (BTW, we don't have cable either and rarely watch TV. You'd think were were from Mars....)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am tired reading this. What a great job you did and I love your craft area. I miss not having a designated spot to do my crafts...that is why I do very little now. Thanks for sharing

Jena Webber said...

I'm getting tired reading my own blog too, Niki. With all of these contests, I'm running out of stuff to organize. LOL. Anybody, anybody need anything organized?

Momof4 said...

It's a thing of beauty! Great job, thanks for sharing! I found your blog from a comment you left on

Anonymous said...

That looks fabulous! You are so cool. I especially like the play area. That's what I need near my sewing table.

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous. What a great way to start the school year! How long did it take you to transform your house?

HDMac said...

Oh my gosh! It all looks great!!!! I love the first area, too!!! You are doing great!!!!! So glad you joined the challenge!!