Okay, as I mentioned, I’m doing a major cleanup this weekend & there was a disagreement concerning the dining room. Well, when I got home last night, I changed clothes and got to work.
Warning: LOTS of junk – If Hoarders sees this, I’m sunk!
BEFORE pictures – sorry, forgot to use the flash on some.
Horrible huh? I swear, the stuff multiplied like bunny rabbits! Plus, I found things my mother snuck in there that I didn’t know about. Every time I pulled a chair out, there was something in it. However, I do have a better grasp on what I have now and it’s GOOD!
This afternoon, in exchange for me paying his entry fee into a 3D bow shoot tomorrow, my son will move all this to the new storage rental.
Want to see AFTER photos?
The small wood cabinets are headed to storage along with the antique sewing machine (that’s the longer case to the left of the gray bin). They’ll either be used when I can rent floor space at the antique mall or they will be sold. The white Priority Mail boxes you see are my stock for my Etsy store, The Creative Closet and will be moved to my studio once it’s organized. I can SEE the floor and the table now! YIPPEE!
This small stack (two paper boxes and some smaller boxes) along with the gray bin is my costume jewelry stock for the shelf space I rent in an antique mall. No, I haven’t gone through 99% of it and there is more in my spare bedroom & in the dining room by the window. It too will move to my studio (I refuse to put it in the storage rental). In fact, my entire business operation will move to my studio. I have a desk area that I’m setting up for my computer, so this area will also be used to price items for the antique mall and for Etsy.
What I didn’t show is the shoe boxes for all jewelry that is between the end of the dining room table and the window. They are all stacked up nice and neatly and will reside there until the overhaul is completely done. I have four tables in my studio. Once I clean out from under them and move that stuff to storage (a dollhouse still in it’s shipping box and some kits, more antique mall stuff), the jewelry and the stock for my Etsy store will be placed there. I do have the shoe boxes with the jewelry labeled. I know what needs repair or is to be used for projects, which ones contain necklaces, which ones contain brooches & pins, and which contain clip on or screwback earrings. The only boxes I’m not sure of are two that contain part of my cabinet photo collection. They need to be filed in binders, but I’m currently out of both binders and the refill pages I need.
I’m not sure about the dollhouse. It’s needs a re-do and I don’t have time for it now. I may put it in storage and buy a small corner shelf on which to display my roomboxes to place in that corner – they can barely be seen on top of the buffet in one of the BEFORE pictures.
Okay, NOW I can see why hubby wanted the dining room cleaned up.
THIS all came out of the Dining Room!
Well, now back to work. A quick shower and then I’m headed out back to the studio to start there. I have a big, empty, blue bin that should take care of most of the junk on the floor. Yep, I’m taking pictures there too. You will be stunned, I promise.
This is what happens when you can’t do anything for almost two years. The stuff creeps up on you!