Hey you. It's me.
Here's a second look inside my Creating Space office redecoration project. Fortunately for you, you get to look from a distance; any closer and I'd have dragged you in here to sort through a box or hold a tape measure for me.
[The first instalment was here ... in case you missed the part that made me cry!]
So here are days 8 - 15. Not that the days are necessarily consecutive ... I'm afraid I'm not dedicated enough to tackle it day in day out; more like 'as and when'. But I am chipping away at it!
Day 8: How has it taken so long for me to do this?
And now? Now they're all on a shelf in the cupboard directly behind me when I'm sitting at the desk making it so easy to swivel around in my chair, open the door and grab what I need. Makes perfect sense!
It also proves to me exactly why - as stressful and as messy as it's been - it really was necessary for me to have reconsidered where every single thing in the room was best suited.
Day 9: Feeling a little exposed...
In reality it just led to the bin men, road cleaners, neighbours directly opposite plus any one passing by having a really good view of me sitting at my desk adding kits to my shop and die-cutting!
I put the old curtains back up the following day.
Day 10: Organisational advice Coldplay*-style
I used to have all these rolls of wrapping paper, speciality papers, tubes etc standing in a basket on the floor. But in this tiny space floor space is at a premium and, once I'd moved everything out ... I liked the feeling of space it created. So I looked for an alternative storage spot:
Then ... in the opposite direction ... I swapped out the 5 green plastic boxes beneath the cupboards for these cream 'Curver 'My Style' storage baskets which I found at The Range: Coldplay's Fix You.]
Day 11: Beginning to see some progress [and some flooring]!
Day 12: Adding a personal touch
So, I sanded it, painted it white, distressed it and hung it on the wall ...
Day 13: Filling the frame
The frame came with a card tray insert and I thought that, with the addition of a few new cardboard shelves, it would make the perfect home for my collection of zebras.
[Yes, I have a collection of zebras, if this is news to you, you might need to read this.]
And the fact that I do indeed own a zebra collection might just help explain my choice of curtain fabric ...
Day 14: There in black & white
Day 15: Curtains!
In curtaining, as in cups of tea first thing on a morning and TV adaptations of Sherlock Holmes ... 2 are so much more welcome than 1.
So I finished up my curtain making on Day 15 and I now have a matching pair:
And I'm very happy to report that, the stripes have not dazzled my eyes into a migraine as I had once feared they might!
Oh and on the subject of messing with your eyes ...
How's this for camouflage?