Phew! Holy moly! We had a super busy weekend... but, I am so happy to report that I finally have a real living room / dining room and a separate work area! I snapped some photos on my (crappy) phone to show. I finally am getting the house the way I always dreamed of.
|Finally have a real living room with seating for more than 2!|
We got rid of a few old pieces of furniture, and finally went through some boxes that had never been unpacked when we moved last winter. We cleared out a ton of space, and made a combined art studio for Dan / Sewing Studio for me. The little room fit a lot more than we thought it would. It's still a little cramped, but in a way, it's great. Everything is close by. Everything finally has a place. We got new bookshelves for the living room and some fancy new lights. We will get a new tv stand next weekend and retire the 1970's record player we are currently using as a tv stand to the basement. The only other thing we are on the lookout for is a nice dining room table and chairs, which I will probably pick up at an auction.
|yup, that's my finger in the shot!|
I was very, very grateful to have the help of my little brother (who is actually a big guy, but will always be my baby brother) to help Dan move the furniture upstairs because there was no way in hell I could have done it. We basically worked all day Saturday, and most of Sunday morning, but everything is done! I am so happy to have a separate work area, and an area where I can relax, and have people over, without having to explain the factory workroom that took over the main floor of my house. I will take better pictures once we have everything complete. I already made a big mess in my sewing room today...
We couldn't have done at it a better time too. I still am a little behind on orders, but am catching up. I think this will help increase my productivity. I also have Abbey coming up again this week to help out for 2 days this time, so we can lock ourselves in and work into the wee hours...
Dan and I just got back from dinner with my family. Easter is a big get-together for us, all of the extended family comes. We have lots of little ones in our family, and I got to have a little time with my cousins kids (who are as dear to me as nephews). My family is also full of dog lovers, so it's kind of like a big dog party. My little Oliver is the wimpiest of the bunch, and spends most of the time snuggling on my lap.