I got so much done last weekend and it really does feel great to have made some progress on a few projects along that have been on my "someday I really want to get that done" list. I tend to let things build up over time, then dive in with both feet, much to the annoyance of PW. He likes advance warning when Im going to tear up the house.
I have wanted to move my scraproom into the larger of our two extra bedrooms for quite some time. When I first began scrapping, the smaller room was just fine. But then, as we all know, it just grows and grows. Before long my little room was overflowing and driving me crazy, to the point where I had no room to move, much less put things away. Besides scrapping this room holds all of my many hobbies, including sewing and knitting and its the home for my treadmill as well.
There is a LOT of stuff in that room, and it was making me crazy.
Right next door to it is a spare bedroom that sits virtually empty save for a few times a year when Jennifer comes to visit. It was a waste of precious real estate I could be putting to much better use.
It would be wonderful if there was enough room to just move everything at the same time, but we had to do this move in stages, first moving the larger items one at a time swapping space for space...then moving the small items.
Also, my 4 bazillion pound desk had to be disassembled moved and reassembled with the help of PW, which he wasn't too happy about...but he got over it.
It doesnt look that heavy here, but let me just say that its solid wood butcher block, 6 feet long and 4 feet deep with heavy steel support legs and a shelf under it held on by about 40 hefty screws. This is an industrial workbench that Paul brought home from work one day because they were throwing it away. We sanded the top and sprayed the steel grey legs black. It makes a perfect scrap table, as long as you dont have to ever move it. Seriously, I cannot even lift a corner of it off the ground but maybe a half inch or so.
Eventually we got it moved then I started piling it up with stuff..
I got about this far before I decided I wanted to paint the wall back there. I knew PW would NOT be happy if I asked him to help move this again, so on Friday afternoon I moved it myself, painted the wall, then moved it all back.