Back in October I started with this living room.
Over fall break I painted it. Lacy donated two chairs and last week there was a trip to the Ikea store with Denise and Michelle.
On Wednesday, Denise and Lacy and I tore apart the house, put together the new furniture, and moved a lot of the old.
The little Ikea instruction guy recommends two people put together the sofa.
He doesn’t say what to do if your helper tries to bury you under it.
wrestled it together succeeded.
Then the office became the bedroom.
The futon from the basement moved into the former bedroom
and it became the guest room / office.
Finally, the basement. Before:
Before the Great Ikea Trip, I put down carpet squares. With a long table, bookcases, and lamps from Ikea, it became my craft room.
A place I can leave the sewing machine set up and spread out my work.
With an idea board.
And a distressed and decoupaged shelf. Perfect to hold my knitting WIP bags so they’re not stuck hanging on the back of the kitchen chairs.
Now when things get hairy at work this year I have a perfect retreat at home.
And today, the icing on the cake.
I truly have been very blessed this summer.
Someone else is pretty satisfied with it all as well.