...in which our plucky heroine makes progress towards a long held goal, with help from her Blue Cedar House pals...
One longterm goal is to get rid of all the
There were several trips out to Mr Plywood, and the hardware store to acquire quarter round molding to finish off the floor edges, and to get a pint of trim paint, after it was determined that the paint I had acquired (and used) years ago and stored for future use is no longer quite the correct consistency, having turned in storage to something resembling curdled cheese... Bit by bit as the day progressed so did our assorted efforts gradually move towards the desired result.
The trim really finishes off the excellent job my Blue Cedar House pals did installing the new floor. I decided against putting the large cluttery heavy furniture back into the room; not sure what will end up as furnishings for this room yet. The futon couch will certainly continue to live here, there needs to be some sort end table/nightstands, some task/reading lights, and of course the ironing board, sewing machines, and folding sewing tables will return...
Heather looking rightfully pleased at the outcome of a very busy and tiring day! (and a bit more of the new floor visible) I am going to leave the room more empty than is my usual wont, so I can get a sense of how best to actually use the space. Somehow now that the carpet is gone, the whole room feels a lot more expansive, much more than simply having some of the contents gone would warrant.
While I had the tool wielding people visiting, four new shelves were cut to fit in one of the open wall spaces along the east wall. I still need to paint the wooden wall cleats to match the wall. These shelves will soon be filled with fabric. I think I am getting close to an appropriate amount of fabric storage... it is starting to feel like if the wall shelves hold garment lengths, and the other storage holds smaller pieces of fabric and notions, that once I get it all organised and decluttered, this room will turn into the sort of workspace I have had in mind for a long time, whilst still remaining a comfortable guest room.
October SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||8 stenciled panels||kosode for R||carpet|
|2||carved yukiwa stamp||new flooring down||carpet padding|
|3||3 stamped panels||four new shelves||mustard nightstand|
|4||Japanese kosode||-||Goodwill bag|
|5||a silk obi belt||-||-|
|6||15 kai awashe shells||-||-|
|7||two cotton obi belts||-||-|