For my scraproom. (My blog will get a new look - soon!) For the past few months we knew we would be doing some major things in the house, and in my scraproom/office. Back in November Jeff went to Dallas and brought back the huge Expedit shelves from Ikea. I saw photos of Hilary's scraproom and immediately wanted those shelves. (way to expensive to ship...another story). When Jeff said he was going to Dallas - bingo! I have to add - I still absolutely covet Hilary's scraproom. That's still another story. Love it Love it! Thanks, Hilary, for the inspiration. Once I "saw" a way out of my chaos, I knew I could do it.
Anyway - we didn't put them up yet b/c we needed to replace the floor... all the flooring except kitchen and bedrooms/bath. Water had been leaking from the back door and the water was hiding under the "floating" floor (that's what they call click-locking floors). Yes - literally - our floor was possible floating on water. Because of the plastic sheeting underneath - the water had no place to evaporate. That explains my sudden "allergies" that started last spring. Yep - once I FINALLY figured it out, we pulled up the floor in my office - the major source of my sneezing. It was all wet underneath. But our wonderful insurance company covered the cost of replacing. Then came the holidays and CHA. Way too much going on to do anything - so FINALLY - last week we did it. We have beautiful hardwood floors now, and my very very very much needed shelves are up in my work area. I still have much to do and alot of things to purge, but now I won't be embarrased for people to come over. I purposely did NOT take photos of the before. It would be way too embarassing.(Trust me, I'm not exaggerating). Some of you have had the unfortunate experience to witness the chaos in person (Margaret, Mom, Maraya and unfortunate family members and friends whose name may or may not begin with an "M"), so I know you are rejoicing in the new look. It's far from finished or perfect. In fact - as you can see I still have one overstuffed cardboard box with homeless items spilling out. But I'm working on it.
So - without further boring you...here are the pics! (click on the pics to enlarge them)