Monday, July 20, 2009
Living Room - Before
I can't believe I'm going to post this as we get started.
You are all going to think I'm a complete clutterbug, pack rat, pig-sty homesteader :o( But here it is.
This is the wall unit/desk. It sits in the living room along with the buffet (that's to the right, the ironing board is in front of it) and the piano (behind me taking the picture). I long ago got rid of the couch and ther is just one soft chair now. Without a TV there just wasn't a need for the couch taking up all that space.
Honestly, the ironing board will still be in the 'after' photo. I use it daily here. Right now there are 4 dresses and pinafores on it waiting their turn at the sewing machine, and a couple pairs of pants for the boys. It's just part of daily life here. I may get my dedicated sewing room back once we close the front porch in and move the wood stoves there, but for now, I have what I have.
The bookcases need organizing and sorted some for this year. These are all our schooling books for math/English for 8 years. We are in several different levels at a time here.
The accumulated junk lying in front of the desk is just that...mostly junk that needs sorting and getting rid of. My VBS materials need to go to church, the yarn tub is just about finished -- working up several granny squares for the Ladies Gathering projects at church. The rest is papers that need filing or a trip to the burn pile.
It's a mess.
It's my Day One Home Challenge project -- what's yours?
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Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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