Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A day of Befores....

Okay, I know I haven't been keeping up on posting but I really need to show you what I've been doing.  So today is going to be a day devoted to "Befores"...

A WORD OF CAUTION:  The following pictures are not for the faint of heart!  Please understand that this is a fair and honest representation of the "BEFORE".  Yes, this is what our rooms look like after a move... They are in no way indicative of how I keep my house on a regular basis.  For the record, our bedroom door and closet door are kept closed to "visitors".  Now remember I told you these are bad.... but wait until you see the after pictures later on this week!

The walk-in closet (aka unsuspecting dumping grounds):

The master bedroom:
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View 2:

View 3:

I warned you it wasn't pretty!  But I've been diligently working for the past few weeks and what a difference!  No, there will be no reveal today as we are still working on the living room and so my new mirror has not been hung (that and the fact that the wire broke...)

So now I am off to work again!  OH, I do need to say a special thank to "Megan" at Beauty in the Attempt and Gail at My Repurposed Life.  So many of my projects have inspired by their posts... like the cloches, numbered pillows, cool bird baths, etc.

I should have the "AFTER" published by the end of this week as long as there are no unforeseen complications!  Ha ha! 

Hope you have a great week!!


  1. Peggy! thanks for the shout out!
    hey! we all have those periods in our lives were things become overwhelming! These pics are keeping it real. We get so busy with life, that it happens. (to me a lot)

  2. Hi Peggy,
    Boy you have your work cut out for you. Our bedroom is in limbo now. It belongs to the dogs!
    But not for long... Ha Ha! (notice I've never posted it :)
    You asked about the slipcover. I have 2 recliners and looked long and hard at the mechanics of them. I don't think I could make anything to cover them, and have them still recline. So I'm right there with you. I really don't have any suggestions. I'm not even going to attemt mine. Sorry. I hate when I can't help.
    Let me know if you try it, or come up with anything.

  3. wow...thanks for sharing! Right there with you! Also have a bedroom that is piled high with "stuff" mainly blankets and pillows and clothing...our house is teeny tiny too and I really don't think we have a place to put everything. Where do you store extra blankets for the bed? Our one single "linen" closet is only 2 1/2ft wide! when you get it all figured out - do share so I can learn some organizing tips from you!