Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Cleaning

My Easter was wonderful and hope that yours was too!!  I spent a whole week cleaning the 1st floor and re doing the main bath......lotsa work but feels good to have it done!!  Just waiting for warmer weather to wash all the windows down there.......I have no Easter pics to show you, was so busy cooking and getting it all on the table while its still hot!!!  Do you have trouble with that too???

Anywho,  now to start on the 2nd floor.  There are 3 bedrooms up here, the large master is my sewing studio, a small back room is my bedroom, and the other small bedroom is a guest/storage room.  And that little bedroom has become quite a mess!!!

No one has slept in there for more than 12 years!!!  So I decided to make my house more useable for me and my life style.  I am a crafter/artisan, have an Etsy shop and website........the product has to be stored somewhere!!!  This is a small patio home, not a lot of space!!

Today, I started taking that room apart.........too ashamed to take the real before pics, so these are the work in progress........

As you walk into the room this is the sight to the left......

Took the bed apart and my nephew will take it to the basement for me and the bedding out to the garage to be donated........love that little bed, was my son's.


That's his bookcase , rocking chair and teddy....I can't seem to part with these things so they will stay for now!!

This is straight in from the doorway....

His dresser.........and my stuff!!

View out the double window, things are just starting to get green out there......

My studio where everything got deposited......whew!!!  Can't believe I'm actually showing you these pictures!!!

The sorting process has begun and I hope to get through it over the weekend.  I ordered 2 tall plastic shelf units in a gray color to hold it all.  Then will tackle the closet in that room.  I set up a table in the center to sort things on and washed the windows today, ironed fresh curtains and hung them up.

I'm pretty pooped out so will close for now........check back for more progress!!

11 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

Well done for making a star. I know how hard it is to tackle when it has been left for a while. I too have a small barn which before Easter you could only open the door and go no further. My husband and I had just been putting everything we did not want in the house in there. So I started sorting it all out and did a couple of boot sales and did really well. We can now walk in and carry on sorting. It makes you feel so good.
Rosezeeta.

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! What a busy gal you've been! I've always said - it takes a mess to make pretty! :) What a nice space and kudos to you for all the work it takes. Now, I'm back from my trip and I have your Diva post up if you'd like to come and see it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Char said...

Cleo, that looks all normal to me! LOL
I bet you had a ball going through all the goodies and deciding on what to do with them. Have fun and be sure to let us see the afters,
Char

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! I'm so glad you liked your Diva post and yes, that was a public bathroom in a shopping center. We're so silly.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol said...

It all boils down to the old saying "The only way to eat an elephant, is just one bite at a time." You'll get there and it will feel so good and your space will be wonderful!

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! I'll bet you're in your special room creating something today! Hope your week is off to a great start, My Daring Darling Bathroom Snapping Diva! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda P said...

Hello Cleo, I bet it feels good to do some spring cleaning. Sometimes, we wonder how stuff gets piled up...Blame it on some gremlins... Have fun and feel refreshed.

Joanne Bischof said...

Oh I so know that feeling! HAPPY sorting!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

How nice that you have such a large sunny room for a studio. My studio is in the basement with no natural light. I still haven't shown it yet because it is such a mess and I still have so much work to do on it. Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Deborah

Brandi said...

You should be proud of yourself for making a start. I have a hard time letting go of sentimental items too. I think your son's bear and rocking chair are really cute and could work in the room once you finish with it. Happy Mother's Day to you.

ANNE said...

Looks like you have a whole lot of work ahead! Love that wood dresser - it looks like a vintage piece, just beautiful!

Have a happy weekend xox