I don't recommend stripping a craft room and rebuilding it. It will take two weeks longer than you thought and be five times harder than you imagined. I haven't reached the end yet. Most of the furniture is in place, I'm just waiting on a large shelf in the closet for paper and for my husband to hang the towel racks for my punches. At this moment, it's bright and airy and I can actually walk normally in it instead of passing by stuff sideways. When I'm in the room, I'm encouraged with the way things look - the organization, the way I can see so many of my supplies (as opposed to having them tucked away in a drawer somewhere). When I leave my room and go downstairs, I see the piles of stuff in the living room, dining room and spare bedroom. And going through each shoebox, photobox and drawer is a slow process. So much I want to hang on to but have absolutely no use for. Hi, my name is Cindy and I'm a hoarder. I have thrown away three large garbage cans full of junk and I've just gotten started.
I have machines I can't use: Electric Big Shot, Dreamkutz, Grand Calibur. I'm keeping my Big Shot Pro and my Cuttlebug. I have markers up the wazoo - a whole set of Noir Spectrum markers that I don't even like. So many materials I purchased with the hope that they would make spectacular cards and by the time I actually got around to using them (sometimes years later), I had forgotten just what I was going to do with them. No more... I'm on a buying diet, so vendors beware. When I get excited about a new product, I'm going to wait a whole week before I think about buying and if I still want it then, maybe.... or maybe not.
Here's the progress:
I have actually had bluebirds in the crab apple tree for the last two days. They don't seem to be eating so I'm not sure what they're doing there; however, I am thrilled that they are. I hope where ever you are, there are bluebirds for you.