I bought this house in 1981, and one of the reasons why I did so was because it had one entire room that could be my dedicated library. When I had my "epiphany" my library numbered over 6,000 books. Now it numbers 1,700-- and most of them are now housed in my living room.
After all that purging and moving most of my "keepers" into another room, that meant that I had a lot of empty bookcases. What could I do with all that space? After waiting several hours for Denis to wake up so that I could drag out my yarn boxes from underneath the bed (Denis works nights and sleeps during the day), I knew exactly what the next incarnation of the room should be: a craft room.
Now that I'm done pulling everything apart, moving things around, and putting new pieces together, I thought I would show you the genesis of one room in my house. It's changed a bit! (Click on any of the photos to view them in larger sizes in new windows.)
|In the beginning: metal shelves & ugly brown carpet|
|Stage 2: Bulging wood bookcases & wood floor.|
|Stage 3: New rug, comfy chair & purged shelves.|
|I bet you're wanting to see what it looks like now....|
|Stage 4: My craft room.|
For anyone visiting who sometimes stops by my Facebook page, I uploaded several more photos to my Operation Craft Room album. How do I like my new room? I love it-- and I still have more than enough books to make me feel at home!