We "finished" my scrapbook room about a year ago. It was a great effort on Crystal's part, who is our designated driller/furniture-putter-together in these sorts of projects. I cleared the room of all furniture and other contents, and then we painted and added an Ikea Expedit shelf and desk. Then we reloaded all the stuff, and I started using the space immediately.
|Nothing terribly unique, but it's my scrappy home. And I do love my chair!|
So while I have found time to reorganize my shelves about 100 times since then, we continued to "not have time" for the least favorite part of any project in our household: hanging things on the walls. It's such a hassle, and there's nothing easy about lining things up, leveling, dealing with drywall anchors, etc. For every hole we drill, we usually have to patch two others and then drag out the paint and.......ugh.....just thinking about it brings me down!
On Sunday we finally tackled that project, and just about everything is complete! You saw some of those pictures yesterday in my Week in the Life Sunday post. We hung shelves, curtain rods, frames and towel racks (to hold punches). It took 6 hours - no wonder we both started to ignore the unfinished. Now all those things are off the floor and out of the way.
|I used some wrapping paper with grid marks on the back as my template to hang towel bars level and even with each other.|
|One down, two more to go.|
I actually did a page for my room re-do last year and left a space for the picture. Now I can add that page to my "tie up loose ends" pile (watch for a challenge on that topic soon!). Very excited to have the project AND the page both completed, just in time for National Scrapbook Day weekend.
I did leave one unfinished project, though. I have this window frame that I bought at an antique place.
|Crystal, if you're reading, don't yell at me for propping this window against the car. Thank you.|