So here, I share with you my spring cleaned and fresh spaces.
First up is Eben's room.
Eben has been sleeping on his own for the most part for the past few months (I still cuddle with him until he drifts off to sleep). We have been planning for a transition from the queen bed that we shared with him into bunkbeds for sometime now. It was a matter of finding the time and scrounging together the supplies to make them.
Both Fran and I had bunk beds when we were little. We both loved them, but were always jealous of those bunks that had an "L" shape. With a sort of loft feel.
When it came time to design the ones that we wanted for our boy...you can bet that we wanted to bring our own dreams to life.
Fran is a master of handy-man-ness. I am always amazed at what he can make happen with his mind and his two hands.
Eben and I went away for a weekend to my twin's house and we came home to find the most enviably bunkbed of my dreams.
His desk is tucked right under the top bunk and he likes the little lamp to use at night.
The bed is made with woven ropes to hold the matresses up. The tails were left long to allow for tightening in the future if needed.
Eben had his pick of beds, for now he prefers the bottom bunk, but he said that he might switch to the top once Fran puts up the guard rail piece of wood.
And his jacket rack is still up and in use.
To start with, we got rid of the bed. To be honest, it was never really used since we don't have guests. And I had one tiny guest in mind. One that takes up A LOT less room.
I moved most of the furniture and storage to the perimeter of the room. Leaving my fabric filled shelves as they were. Untouched and fabulously inspiring.
My mom gifted me with her old cedar chest, anticipating that I would fill it with linens...silly girl.
I immediately filled it chock full with fabric scraps. It's perfect.
My book and crafting shelves remained full as always.
My old sewing nook has been transformed into a sitting space to handstitch and read.
And my lovely sewing table was moved in front of the window. It allows me to watch the boys while they play outside and do a bit of sewing at the same time.
I was able to pull out one of the leafs of the table which gives me more working space.
This leaves tons of room on the floor to let Hayden play while I work and also space for me to spread out if needed.
It made me wonder why I hadn't done that sooner.
I added some thrifted framed paintings and a nail for my embroidery hoops to the wall.
It truly has become my "sewing room".
And I am in love..once again.