Okay, it is February 26 and I am FINISHED!!!
You can see pictures here
I removed all the "progress" shots, so it is B4 and AFTER for each view.
Without actually finishing the rest of the house, though, we cannot truly FINISH this room. I am very, very, very happy with where it is now!!!
This room is always in a state of flux.
We bought our townhouse in the summer of 2000. I painted the South wall dark blue and painted the shelving unit the same color and we stored our bicycles on the top shelf (bolt in stud with bungee cords held them in place). The bicycles blended in. We used this room as den for awhile, then a playroom when DD came along. The table was against the slider or the wall back then and sometimes not even up (it fits under our bed with the legs off). This was also our guest room for several years. We'd just set it up as a guest room for the guests and then convert it back to a playroom shortly after they left. For 2-3 years, I did custom crafts for clients, which involved a LOT of sewing (and paper crafts), and then I decided I didn't want to do that anymore since I was always doing crafts for other people and never had time for my own family's crafts. Either Fall 2005 or Fall 2006 is when all the sewing stuff originally got packed away and we did some big home improvement projects, using this room as the staging area and the backyard (slightly larger than a patio) for the actual work since it is right outside this room. In September 2007, most of our house was practically empty for some major home improvement projects and we lived with my dad (just minutes away). We slowly got the house back to usable order and this room was the staging area for all that. It was clean and set up for home improvement projects from Thanksgiving 2007 to Thanksgiving 2008 while housing all the last bit of "stuff" from each room. During December, we dragged out most of the stuff from the storage closet in this room (goes under stairs) to get the Christmas decor and because I was tired of it being messy and crammed full. After Christmas, I only put back into the closet what I wanted to be stored in there. The room itself was a disaster in January, but oh the closet was simply lovely!
So, this challenge was perfectly timed for me to get rid of and reorganize the stuff in the room that had come from the closet and throughout the whole house really from the last few years of home improvement projects. I can sew again!!!
I haven't seen most of my sewing supplies for 3-4 years!!!
Once we finish other rooms, then I can repaint the blue shelving unit to match the new wall color (all over the room now) and we can store our bicycles on it again. DH will be soooooo happy!
THANK YOU FOR THE CHALLENGE!!!!