Not all of my house is camera ready at the same time, unfortunately. I really wish it was, but with three smalls who love rearranging their stuff, and mine, on a regular basis, it gets difficult to keep up. So these pictures were not all taken recently, but not much has changed, other than being a lot messier now.
This is the “library”.
We call it that cause it contains the majority of our books. It’s also my sewing room and the kids play there too, which causes all sorts of organizational nightmares.
This is the other side, opposite the bookshelves. The cupboards hold my vast fabric stash. Ha! Not really. I also have a couple of bins under the sewing table on the other wall, which I neglected to take a picture of at the time, probably because it was an embarrassing mess. Now it’s even worse.
This room really needs in intervention. I caught it on a good day. My sewing table is buried under stuff under the window, and the opposite wall has a bookshelf with the kid’s books and some of their treasures, and their play kitchen beside it. And a couple of huge picture frames leaning against the wall.
This room serves mostly as a storage facility and hallway to the master bedroom, and the bookshelves serve as our wall until we get around to building one. Too bad that’s waaaaaay at the bottom of our priority list right now.
This room is much better.
I’ve never had a guest room that looked this nice. Scratch that. I’ve never had a guest room. We squeeze all the kids into one room so that I can have one room in the house that always looks good. And it’s not even finished. The walls need another coat of paint, but we were just using up the leftovers from the entire upstairs and the colour is going to change anyway. The blinds were whipped together using some curtains I already had and didn’t need anywhere else. I just cut them to fit the window and sewed a hundred little rings on the back to make roman blinds, cause the sun beats in all afternoon and turns the room into a sauna. They’re not the right colour, but they work.
And the headboard I built way back when I was still a teenager is getting put to use! And I just noticed it’s backwards. The curtains are just sheets that I opened the ends of the top hem on and slid them onto the rods. Easiest and cheapest curtains ever. One day I will get around to showing you how I made the curtain rods for the entire downstairs for less than the cost of one curtain rod.
There’s also a dresser with a whole empty drawer! This mirror was a share shed find that I spray painted with some leftover paint. The clay bowl and pitcher were also from the share shed, unfinished. I did the painting behind it.
And here’s a little glimpse of my bathroom. I took this one just to show the shower curtain I found after a few months of looking for one I liked. It was only $11 from Jysk, which is in another town. I had to get a friend to pick it up while she was there.
That’s it for now. I have a few pictures of the dining room, but they’re scattered around and need to be uploaded here first.
And right now, Sadie needs me to find her reader cause if she finds it, she doesn’t have to do the laundry. Muahaha. Motivation comes in many forms.