Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sewing Room/ Amelia's Playroom

Sorry the picture quality isn't great. I am so excited about all the chromotherapy this room provides. It used to be a really drab pinkish- brown color, and felt so small and dreary. I am keeping most of Amelia's stuff in here, and it's nice to have a little station to park it all. I probably make a sweep through the house about six times a day, putting everything back in there, since our small living space can be overwhelmed with clutter so quickly.

Hurray! I finally have a space to sew in that I don't have to pack up and shove into a closet with in a few hours of starting on a project (I used to work at our dining room table.) I have so much fabric that I haven't unpacked yet, so I am still working those logisitics out.

Here is Amelia's little corner. I have several layers of paper on the table so I can just remove one every week and not have to re- cover it more than once a month, hopefully! On the left is one of the only two closets in the whole house, mostly taken up by the water heater... and the vacuum cleaner. Maybe if we can get rid of the carpet in this room and upstairs, we can also get rid of the vacuum cleaner! As a side note, we will probably take the carpet up in this room pretty soon, since it looks like it's pretty straight forward hardwoods under there!
We now have all of our books shelved and don't need bulky bookcases taking up precious floorspace! The bottom shelf is Amelia's, and she can't reach the other ones (another big "hurray!") You can also see all of the light flooding into the kitchen from the glass back door here-- such an improvement and definitely a mood lifter.

7 comments:

Gretchen said...

I love how you've set everything up! It looks so bright and orderly. I'm having visions of a little play room with a table for Anders! =0)

Anonymous said...

Yea for the pictures! What a lovely job you've done.
aunt Gretchen

Robin said...

Oh Ariana, it's all just beautiful!! You've really been workin'! It's functional and lovely and you've done a great job! Thanks for the tour. Your creativity shows everywhere.

ShackelMom said...

I love what you are doing! the colors, the way things are arranged, the light shining through the widows and doors; lovely! I can't believe how perfect that little desk is for the corner where you put it in the dining room! and I like the place for shoes at the bottom of the stairs! Is the fireplace functional?

Ariana said...

Thanks everyone for the nice encouraging comments!
Mom, the fireplace is *almost* functional. We plan to have some work done on it this summer or fall, and then should be able to use it. We already had it fully assessed and know what needs to be taken care of before we use it-- and I am bartering some bodywork for the wife of the person who will be doing the fireplace work!

TimnND said...

Ariana, it all looks so beautiful! It's fun to see the changes you've made and the 'home' it's becoming - reflecting who you are. We are doing 'home improvement' projects but none of them are 'beautiful'!! Just functional. Enjoy the sunshine this week! - Naomi

Erin said...

I just love all of the colors you chose - it's so cheery, calm and inviting! You've been working hard, I can tell!