DH and I have decided to remodel my office/scrapbook room, tearing out a
wall and adding it to the daycare portion of the house.
Then I will be moved (office/scrapbook room) to the old playroom at the
front of the house. The move will actually be a good one as my room will be
separated more from both the daycare and the house where people won't be
coming through or in it for other things.
Problem will be the length of time I will be almost completely boxed us. DH
and I will only be able to work on it some in the evening and on weekends
(in-between soccer and scouts).
I'm in the process of boxing up my genealogy materials and attempting to
empty some of the shelves. I'm going to try to go slow and sort out the
things I will need access to before we're done to keep available. After
filling three totes tonight I can't even see a dent in the room.
The plus to this will be that I will be forced to sort out all of my
I told DH I had to make Christmas cards before that side of the room can be
boxed up and he just rolled his eyes and walked out.
Of course the scrapbook room/office will be the last one to be finished
because of the daycare. But I will be able to utilize a lot of the shelving
which is built-in.
It is worth it in the end, just keep telling yourself that during the
process. OMG-the dust. Be prepared. Our last project involved new
flooring on 2 of the 3 floors of our house. moved every single piece of
furniture on those floors. What a nightmare. And spent the next week
cleaning EVERYTHING. But in the end, I got a scraproom and I LOVE IT.
You will too. Don't forget to take pictures of the process!
Sounds like a big project there Sandy! You have a lot of stuff in your
scraproom/office now if I remember seeing your pictures! Good Luck and
think of how many MORE Christmas cards and scrapbook pages you will be
able to make when its all done, and it will give you a better
inventory of what scrap supplies you have. Yay for you! I cant wait
to see pictures!
Sounds like it will be great once it's finished!!! Maybe it will go
faster than you think, and then you'll have all your stuff sorted and
organized too! I would love to have a new room, the nursery is what
used to be my scrap room, now I have to share with my hubby.
Right now I'm down to three totes of scrapbook supplies I can't find room
for. We built a wall of bookshelves in the old playroom and that is already
I'm trying to talk DH into a bookshelf in the upstairs hallway for the
reference books I use for scouts as I don't use them on a daily or weekly
basis as I do the history and genealogy ones. Then I will have more room
for my scrapbook supplies. DD finally found the box of adhesive last night.
She was working on a presentation for school. I was glad I decided not to
go the the LSS retreat this past weekend. I don't think I would have been
able to find everything I needed with the mess I'm still in.
We're working on the empty old office at this point, converting it into part
of the playroom. We've got one wall out already and hope to tear out the
other wall this weekend.