Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tis The Season

From the title of my post, you might have guessed that I was going to show you some lovely Christmas decor from around my home. But, you would have guessed wrong. This time, the season is one of change---remodeling yet again. I've lived in this house for 18 years, I think, and for most of those years, my sewing machine has been situated in a "nook" by the laundry room. When we first moved in here, we replaced the old asbestos paneling in this area with new, hardwood paneling. And that was fine, but this space has always been an after-thought and a place to stash all my junk quickly if company showed up at the door.

Well, that's all about to change! Yesterday, I emptied almost the entire room except those things that were too large for me to move in preparation for Jordan's remodeling efforts. The space is small---5 1/2 ft x 10 ft small---but, I think it can be so much more attractive and functional at the same time.
For some reason, the former owner of my house dropped the ceilings in this area and the room next to it, so Jordan pulled things out to see what is underneath. Looks like that ceiling can be re-claimed, so we're going to go for it.

This early 80's entertainment center, which formerly housed all of my teacher books, has been gifted to the Renesting Project (a great organization started by my friend, Noel, with the financial help from another friend at Lauren's Nest Egg, that furnishes homes for persons transitioning out of homelessness).
I'll be able to update and re-use the set of drawers, but I'm getting a brand new sewing table, too.

And since all of that stuff is is now sitting in the middle of my living room, looks like the Christmas decorating may just have to wait a little while.
Oh well, it will so be worth it!

P. S. Ever wonder what it looks like if you want to hang a light fixture, but you don't know where the studs are? This is it---apparently you're just supposed to bang holes in the ceiling with a hammer until you find a stud that can hold up the light box. Former owner = not so smart about building! :-(

For more about the Renesting Project, turn off the music on my music player and check out this video:

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JJB said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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