Before I show the before pictures, I must say I started pulling things into the middle of the room before
remembering to take pictures. :-) I have always been an organized person (honest!) I know you are probably laughing at seeing the before pictures, but I really am. My den holds the hub of our home. It's where I do our finances, children's schooling and info., my schooling, some crafts and scrap booking. I love scrap booking but always feel so rushed for time!
Needless to say....I could not take the chaos of my room anymore. I needed some order, some peace and tranquility in there to take care of some of the things that are important to our family. I was finding that everyone had the great idea to dump their things in Mommy's office! Ugh. So now you can probably see why my sweet husband went out and bought me more bookcases from IKEA. I love to read and so do my girls. If I was rich I would most definitely have a library inside....like old Southern mansions.... o.k. enough daydreaming...back to the task at hand! LOL
Here are the "scary" before pictures.....
You can see by the plastic bins I was semi organized :-)
This is where I had slid some things into the center of the room....
My desks were not working because I had no flat surface in which to work.
Yikes! pretty bad, huh? Every time I went in my blood pressure was soaring! LOL
Elvis was quite happy when I cleared off some shelves so he could explore! :-)
While I was busy working hard.... Kathleen was so proud she found a creative way to capture a stink bug so I could take it outside without hurting it! LOL
She then got creative in her craft area and made a lemonade sign for summer time. She wants to sell lemonade to raise money for when we see Taylor Swift in August. :-)
So let's show the after so I can breathe again.... :-)
Scrapbooks and supplies!
We found bookcases for every nook and cranny!
The jacket over the door is Jerry's running jacket, so I left it there. The two white boxes on the far right are holding his ipod, knee braces etc. :-)
This Longerberger basket was a housewarming gift to us one year. I use it to keep my paper piles and to do lists in. Along with a notepad nearby and some of my favorite pictures.
Also has a little pocket for holding receipts, etc. :-)
Desk space!! I am so excited to have a productive place to work! So calming... Even put a candle on the end. :-)
A collage of some of my favorite pictures....
There was even a bottom shelf for Hayley's scrap booking materials. She is so excited to start scrap booking with me again! :-)
And Owen....well he's just happy to get to the window so he can look out! LOL
Thanks for visiting and seeing just one of my many Spring projects! Hayley is still working on her room arrangement from getting her new bed....will be posting pics of that soon too.