Monday, November 17, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday.. creating a new space..

Thank you for all of the encouraging comments from yesterday.  I mentioned that I met a really neat lady named Alma.  Alma has this concept called a "sanctuary".  While I am still trying to learn about and develop that thought, I thought I would show you what I did in my bedroom this week, prior to even having learned about the concept of creating a sanctuary.

I am in the process of changing things in my room, so I finished the valances and put them up. 
I also dyed my sheets to match the color on the valances.  I'm not through with this space yet, but it is getting there.

I took out some things from this part of the room and imported a chair, table and a lamp.  I want a place to go in the middle of the day that is: 1. quiet, 2. uncluttered and 3. away from the commotion of the household.  I took a bunch of papers to correct in there.  ( I had assigned WAY too much work for my classes, and I was swamped!) But, it was so nice to be able to go in there and work!  By the end of the day, I had three of the five children all around me.  So, it got a little bit cluttery, but they all worked quietly, so I didn't kick them out. 
And here's something for the procrastination bucket.  CHECK!!  Done!  It's a small thing, but sometimes those things that "only take a minute" are pushed aside and NEVER done.  You all know how I picked this dresser off the side of the road.  The big task (after getting it home) was for my darling WH to fix EVERY drawer and reinforce everything.  The only thing left was putting knobs on the top two drawers.  Why is it that something so simple as this gets pushed aside and then just causes frustration for everyone?!! 
So, without even leaving the house, the knobs were fixed.  How long did it take? About 10 minutes.  Hud helped me do it.  He was awesome, and now the whole dresser is awesome! 

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Lee said...

This is really looking nice. I love the dresser.

Anonymous said...

I believe in having one room that you can go to for yourself, away from everything else. My bedroom is also that place. I try to keep it clean and uncluttered (the only room in the house that I have success with that concept!). It makes me feel better even if I only have time to walk through it!
I love that dresser, it's very pretty!

Frugal Finds said...

Nice tackle!!

Stephanie said...

I love the dresser! :-) I need to work on having my room be a nice clutter free zone. Unfortunately my husband likes to pile all of his stuff in there, and gets mad when I touch it. LOL

Susie said...

That's a great looking tackle:-)

Amydeanne said...

LOVE THE DRESSER! AND GLAD YOU GOT THEM FIXED! (opps.. my 1 yr old turned on the caps, sorry about that lol)

Brandi said...

I am working on my room...not in this weeks tackle, but in general. I love what you have done with yours! I love the green color...ours is baby blue gag!

Also love the dresser! Have a great day!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Your santuary looks great. Nice tackle.