Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The snowball effect

The new computer arrived a week or so ago.    Since the new computer takes up so much less desk space, I decided to clear out the rest of the clutter, and organize what's left.  Remember that?  I planned a major reorg, but no painting or new furniture.

I thought I'd use the opportunity to remove the uncomfortable chair in the room, and replace it with the kitchen chair.  This brought to light that the old chair has destroyed the floor and the damage needs to be covered.

So I bought a new rug (or five).

Emptying the room for the rug gave me a "brilliant" idea to build my own window bench using mostly material and fabric that I already had.  (I know I said I wasn't going to buy any new furniture; but I think making my own should earn me a pass on that.)  Sunday, I bought the remaining wood and foam that I needed and then came home to discover that I'd donated the fabric I thought I still had during one of my previous de-cluttering efforts.

Today, I went out to pick a new fabric.  I found one I love.  Then I decided I needed more of it in the room to make it seem like it belongs, so I bought enough to recover the dog bed in the room and make a bolster cushion for the back of the kitchen chair.

Those after pictures I promised last week?  I don't think they're coming any time soon.


  1. You have so much energy, I'm still trying to buy a new dog bed to replace the one that went in the trash the first of spring.

    Can't wait to see the pictures.

  2. I wouldn't say I have that much energy. There is a Lot that I don't get done. But I'm project-driven, especially if the project has something to do with the house, or how it looks.

    A small turns out the room is smaller than I thought. I got the rug down, the desk in position, the computers swapped out, and the window bench 'roughed in'. It turns out that's all there's room for, so the project is going to have to be smaller than I anticipated. No sense making things that won't have any place to go.

  3. I run into the snowball thing more times than I care to admit! Good luck and I can't wait to see the pictures.