Recently, I have been feeling like I really want to work in the inside of our house, and just make it a little nicer. Maybe it is because winter is coming, and I know we will be spending more time inside.
Our house is really my husbands house … he lived there as a bachelor for a long time before I came into his life. So as you can imagine, it really was a bachelor’s pad. And don’t get me wrong, I love the house! It is perfect for us, and is tucked right in the mountains, which I love!
Sometimes when I walk in, I just see piles of junk (to put it nicely), and it just really started to bother me! I am just as bad as him … I have piles of “stuff”, and really no place to put them! So, I decided drastic measures were needed.this post was just the beginning!
This is the first thing you see when you walk in the house … a table full of … stuff.
And then this, right above the table -
Not that I have anything against Smokey The Bear – he stands against forest fires, and here in Colorado, we have seen our share of those! I just really don’t want to look at him everyday when I walk in the door …
So the mission was on! There are 2 spare bedrooms – one I use to store my stuff, and one which is my hubby’s “office”:
I started reorganizing basically everything – all the cabinets, closets, drawers, and throwing away what we did not need. This in itself cleared out a lot of space I could use for other things. He cleaned out his room, and took out a ton of stuff he could either throw away (and the rest was moved out to the garage – hehe)
This is his room about 3/4 of the way cleaned out. We did move my jars and some of the canned goods in this room.
The staging area while we made room for everything:
And because of all the work we did, everything that was on that table was moved to his office, and now we have a dining room table!!
I am so excited! We were eating either on the couch, or a little tv tray (sitting on the couch). I just don’t want to be the kind of family that eats in front of the TV! Yay!
Every time I walk in the room, I smile. It makes me happy to see how much we have accomplished so far!
Now, I have lots of things I want to do with the house. First of all, every single window in the place has these wooden blinds.
Blah blah blah. I hate them! They are so dark and depressing to me. Plus, they are terrible to dust and keep clean!! We live in a state that has so many sunny days each year, but you wouldn’t know it from the inside of the house! I also want to paint pretty much the whole house. I don’t think any improvements have been made on the house since it was built, so I say it is about time! We spend a lot of time at home, and I want it to be a place I can feel comfortable and relax. I really should take a lesson from Sammy! He doesn’t have a problem relaxing!
BTW, that couch is on its way out too … I think it probably is half my age. At least!
So stay tuned! First up is our bedroom (why not?!?!) I already have paint colors and curtains on my mind!