I guess a good subtitle for this post would be Stage One complete. When it comes to decluttering and making this house a home, there are a few things I need to keep repeating in my head so I don’t go insane. First, most good things take a lot of time and small steps. Second, decluttering is never truly done. So with those two things in mind, I am calling July a success.
Despite the fact that I still need to get my desk and chair back downstairs, I have managed to put everything back where it belongs. Now I can actually go downstairs to sew or paint. It’s pretty hard to work on a project when a toddler can pull a chair up next to the table and “help”. As you can see from the picture at the top, I have a pretty decent seating area, but with a stand-in chair for now. As we get help, soon my sewing desk and drafting table will also return to their rightful places, and I can get back to working full swing. But since pictures speak volumes more on this matter, let me share a few…
You can also clearly see from this picture, my craft room is far from glamorous. I think so often, we hear those two words together and envision some glorious loft where sunshine is always streaming in perfectly and all walls have custom-built cabinets. My thought is why waste all that money when you can blow it on supplies? I say get mismatched thrift store goods, and take over whatever space you can. Better to have a craft area now and use it than spend forever mooning over the “perfect” space.
And we all know I will destroy this space again…it’s what I do. But as long as I keep coming back to creating, I will be happy.