This end of the room is TIDY! We spent a bit of time on Friday, liberated from Rata by Aunty Alex “Aunt-Ix”, rearranging my sewing room. I say “we”, but really Louis helped me for all of fifteen minutes, and sacrificing a trip to the great metropolis of Levin to see my friend Cat seemed unfair at best. Still, a deal’s a deal…
I’ve been itching to fill these cupboards since Louis spotted them on TradeMe, but they didn’t fit where I had originally intended them to go. So I had to pull out all the boxes of crafty stuff and fabric piled under and around my desk, move the desk itself (and those brick and plank shelves) and then slot the cupboard next to the shelves. The shelves are a couple of drawers I found in the shed, originally part of the kitchen and lined with fresh wallpaper. My desk now lives under the window, and the brick shelves under a wall mounted shelf that belongs to my mum.
I emptied four boxes and two bags! And I’m set to empty more as I found another cupboard with larger compartments for all the larger pieces of paper I have stockpiled for making books. I think it is going to live under the drawer shelves – I haven’t picked it up yet. You may be able to spot the red ties of a large rubbish bag: that is the home of nine cushions in need of covers. They are weighing on my mind. If I could just gather the momentum to cover them, that’s be one less bag of stuff in there (and nine more things to pick up off the living room floor each day – thanks bebe).
I’m sure you can imagine how much fun I had organising this cupboard. I managed to fit every last bit of cluttery loose stuff from my desk, windowsill and floor into the compartments. And it has a lock and key! The hardest part is closing off all that beauty behind doors that could do with some love. But I have some nice pale patches of wallpaper to remind me that the power of the sun is bleachy.