It had been this way for 5 months ( I believe that is a record ) and I was just chomping to freshen it up.
And so I did. Dare I say that it is my most favorite to date?
Gone is the crib for Hayden. He was climbing out of it every chance that he got and he grew out of all of the toys that it kept stored on the days that we weren't together.
In it's place, I moved the chair that I read in and the blue wooden bookcase.
The only space for Hayden in the room now is a tiny corner for changing his dipes. Complete with a 5$ fabric woven throw rug from Walmart in a dreamy array of colors ( I got two of them actually, one for under my feet at my sewing space.)
Where the chair used to be, I moved my sewing table to use as a desk. I needed one so badly. I painted some light watercolors, framed them and nailed them to the wall in the space that used to hold my fabric embroidery hoops.
My yarn and fabric yarn stayed where it was, but I did add a 7$ cork board to the space behind the desk.
Due the the fact that I wanted to use my table as a desk. I realized too late, that I was in desperate need of a new crafting space and storage.
I scanned through Pinterest ( thank GOD for pinterest...what did I do before it? ) and found inspiration for a new space.
I did NOT have the materials, nor the budget to tackle the project in the plans provided, but I did have the gift of improvisation. And as always, it did me just fine!.
After a trip to Target for some 15$ metal racks and some cheap ( but beautiful ) baskets, I was on my way.
I filled the extra space on the shelves with my existing baskets and supplies and then went about filling them with my supplies.
I spaced the metal racks equally apart and scavenged some wooden wide boards from our flooring project to make the top of the table.
It worked perfectly.
With all of my baskets moved or emptied from my bookshelves that used to store them, I was free to use the bookshelf as my honey intended for me to.
Books. ( well mostly.) I got some inexpensive magazine holders and put most of my miscellaneous magazines inside of them. The rest of the space on the shelves was filled with little things that needed a home.
Emelia requested to sit atop the bookshelf to have a bird's eye view of the goings-on in the space. She promised to watch out for my needles to make sure that Hayden didn't get into them.
And Hayden really likes to play under the table in his "cave" and watch his brothers play soccer in the yard.
All in all, it became my most favorite redo so far. It is highly conducive to all of the things this room represents for me. A place to call my own, do as I wish, and make what I love.
Like friends for Emelia.
My happy place.