Things have been a little craaaazy around here, and by crazy, I mean me.
Getting back to the room rearrangement. Let me break down the previous arrangement for you. I don't have pictures of the before (although I might - I'd have to find them), so you'll have to try and keep up. We've got four bedrooms:
#1 Master Bedroom
Craft Crap Room
#3 Boys' Bedroom
#1 - The master bedroom is fine, so you won't be hearing about that room in this story (but don't worry, it will get its day in the sun in the near future.)
#2 - The craft room, which I have appropriately named the Crap Room, is just that. It's a landing spot for whatever we don't want to deal with in any given moment or anything that I'm too lazy to put away after completing a project. I personally believe it's because I have too much space in there - the room is HUGE - and for someone who's lazy and gets frustrated by clutter, it's a problem in a Catch-22 sort of way. Once I complete a project, it's a mess. If something else requires my attention or I'm too lazy to pick it up, then when I need to do another project, I move to another less cluttered part of the room, and then that side gets messy. Eventually there's crap everywhere and I get overwhelmed and don't want to step foot in there. I've witnessed though, that when I have less space it's actually easier to keep clean because I can't stand the clutter yet there's not SO much mess that I get overwhelmed. So, now that you know why a dog only needs a crate large enough to lay down in otherwise they'll pee in it, there you have it.
#3 & #4 - The boys' bedroom and playroom. These rooms were actually fine too. However, I had been thinking for a while about moving BOTH of their rooms into the much larger craft room) so that we could make one of the rooms a guest room/office. We have a pull-out couch which really isn't that comfortable and we want to get rid of, so if we do that I'd like to have another place for people to sleep. Of course I've already planned all that out and will share with you my mood board (when I get around to making it) so that you can see the ideas I've got for it. Another reason we wanted the room is because we've got our computer tucked away in a little corner in our living room, our filing cabinet and printer in our master and office supplies in the craft room closet. For my sanity, I need it all in one room. Because we rarely have overnight guests, I'm not too concerned about combining these two rooms, but I definitely plan on doing it in a way that is both clean and functional.
So here's what the layout is now:
#1 Master Bedroom
#2 Boys' Bedroom & Playroom
#3 Office/Guest Room
#4 Craft Room
And here's what it looks like (please don't faint):
Room Numero Dos (#2) - Boys' Bedroom/Playroom
Little one was napping while I took the pic so I just took it from the doorway. I'll try and get some better angles later.
Room #3 - Guest Room/Office
What we're doing with this room: Painting the walls the gray color you see in the corner, building a twin bed with storage underneath and a computer desk, as well as adding in some fun accessories.
Room #4 Le Craft Room
As you can see, it's still the crap room. I couldn't even get in there to take a pic so you just get the doorway view. We're focusing our efforts on the guest room at the moment so once that's done we'll be able to move some stuff in there from this room to make a little walking space until we can really go through everything.
I figured maybe if I blog about what I'm up to that maybe it'll hold me accountable so I won't sit on my butt (see how I worked it in there?) all day doing nothing. I'm really excited about the changes we're making and I can't wait to see the end result, which of course I'll be sharing with all of you!