Move over clutter

So what do you do when you have lost your office space since you gave your toddler the master bedroom??

You mosey down to the half-finished guest room/storage hell hole in the basement to carve out a space……

As all projects in my house go…..They start with nap time and end an hour and half later with a wake up call from the crib.

With a cup of tea and a baby montior, I made my way downstairs to box, shuffle, sort, donate, pitch and wish away the pile of crap. A very unique pile of crap to say the least.
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Believe it or not, there is a queen bed and a double bed under all of this.  And if you are wondering, that is a stuffed fox coyote on the bed. Yes, it is real.  The fox coyote and the bumper of Eddie’s truck had a little run in many years ago.

And of course, over on the double bed we have a few deer.  Doesn’t everyone have deer heads lying around on spare beds next to the deer rifle still loaded from last deer season?

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As much as I would like to pretend that forgotten bedrooms in my house don’t gather the dirt like they do….I have proof.  Old basement windows are tough to keep clean.

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Keeping only the spare beds and the furniture that would stay in my space, I ended up with this an hour and half later.

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and looking back to the door….

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You will have to excuse all the taxidermy living on top of my stored mattresses.

And even though I have worked to declutter, I have already made a new purchase for the room.    I picked up this awesome lamp at a thrift store for $45.  Despite the crummy picture, it is a wonderful mustard yellow color that will brighten the basement. I was so excited by this find.

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I have so many ideas for this space. It is far from done. I have painting to do, rugs to find, furniture to paint, more lighting to find, a larger crafting table to locate, etc.

Project space….sewing, blogging, crafts for kids…..Eddie keeps asking what this space is….or what to call it.

I am leaning toward….the whatever I want to do with it room.

What?  Is it just a little too long???

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

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