If you’ve seen my spare room, this post is going to mean a lot more to you. The difference is fairly intense.
First of all we put in the changing table that has been in my family since I was a baby.
My dad was kind enough to repaint it for me.
Those baskets to the side are something I picked up at a yard sale a year ago, and they just happened to be the perfect colors!
Next to the changing table is her “dresser.”
The top unit holds her socks, shoes, and burp rags. The bottom drawers are separated to hold her 0-3 month clothes in the top drawer, 3-6 months in the middle, and 6-9 months on the bottom. I’m hoping we’ve got all we need. It seems like less than I thought now that everything is put away.
Above we hung the cute hairbow holder my sweet cousin Heidi made for me. Most of the bows were made by her and my cousin Kela! They are so talented and have lucky, adorable girls.
I put the headbands in a basket on the window sill.
Didn’t everything come together well?
Even the pink sunset coming through the blinds seems to be inviting my little girl to arrive.
On the other side of the “dresser” we’ll put the crib, once we’re done sharing our room with her. Right now its the only part of the room I’m hiding from you- we still have some things to put away!
But above, I hung some fun embroidery hoops.
The middle hoop is the “embroideread” that I entered in Checkout Girl’s contest.
The rest of the room is really set up for general storage and my massive amount of craft supplies.
I have a shelf of plastic shoe boxes with many smaller items.
The cardboard box holds my cutting mats, and there is just enough room between it and the door for my ironing board.
This bookshelf houses my silly “Childcraft” books that I can’t get rid of, as well as the books I’m saving to use as book purses and several other small items.
The bags are full of other gift bags. They need a new home.
On the back wall, we have the pièce de résistance!
My parents came over this week and built this cube wall for me (its much like my pantry).
It may be a mess now, but someday this will be a “before” picture. I’m so happy to not just have all these boxes stacked against the wall. The boxes mostly hold fabric, and the bins up top hold my batting and yarn. The bottom cubes have some of Steve’s musical instruments and Evelyn’s toys. Now I can easily find my stamps, my paper for card-making, my patterns, and a million other little things.
Hopefully this will add up to more fun projects ending up here and in my Etsy shop.
Finally, as you leave, hanging from the doorknob is the very first thing I made when I found out I was pregnant.
There is something soothing about needlework, I’m discovering.
I hope I didn’t bore you with that room tour, but I’m really rather excited about it.
Organization is happening! I have a place to live and lay my baby to sleep!
Life is grand.