Ok.. Now.. see that "bench" in the second photo in the left hand side of the pic that has a plastic tub on it? Well, I have to tell you that thing weighed like 400lbs!! It had 12 drawers on it and 2 pieces of 1" OSB board on the top!! This thing would have went through the world end and come out standing! Well.. here's what happened to that bench!
(this is my little Nephew Tyler he was with us for Christmas and he helped clean up the bench)
Dad got the first honors of clearing the dust of the dearly departed bench from the craft room floor. :) That vaccuum was new.. Then the dry wall ding dongs came in and splattered drywall mud alllllll over everything!!! We are still chipping it off of the ladders, air compressor and other tools. YUCK!!
So... Then came the scraping of the floor and clearing of the room. This involved more of the family. My mom, Marci, SG and I scraped, mopped and cleaned the mud covered floor so we could lay carpet. I can't tell you what a chore that was. Many hours, blood sweat and tears were shed over that messy floor! Here's some pics to commemorate the event.
Ok so after hours of scraping look closely at the poor kids hands!! They are RED!! Sorry Marci. XOXO.. Sis luvs yah. :) this is a pic of her and one of my pups.. Lucky. He's my under the feet, on the lap, always by my side dog.. In fact he's my foot rest right now as I write this!
That night SG, mom, Marci and I went down to Lowe's and bought the carpet for the floor. We asked for help from the "employees" to get it into the back of my truck.. Well after 5 min.. no one came so Marci and I went and started to load it in.. I took one end and she took the other (12' X 16' each piece) we got 1 into the truck when some good samaritans came over and offered to help us.. All while my mom and SG were in the store STILL trying to get help from the store.. Can I tell you how much I HATE Lowe's? there's more to that story in a bit!! Yeah this is a looong post! :) Here's the carpet that we drug down stairs the next day and installed...
The next day... Dad, Judy (step mom), Alysha (my 10 yo sis), SG and I installed the carpet! OMG I will NEVER tackle that ever again. I've been laid up all week in bed with a bad back because of it. Note to self and everyone reading.. There are professionals for this job! HIRE THEM! Although the final product looks pretty dang spiffy for a bunch of amatuers. Here's Alysha celebrating the 1st 1/2 of the carpeting being DONE!!
Kid looks happy huh? Well after that, she went and watched Horton Hears a Who and abandoned us workers. LOL! We finished the carpet and that night I moved all of the furniature in and the next day began un packing all the boxes. To date I think there are something like 20-30 more boxes to unpack!! YIKES! Mind you this room is for SG and I to share.. But still.. I've unpacked close to... Oh probably 40 boxes already.. Dang this girl has WAYYYY too much stamp crap! Care to come over?? :) and finally.. Here is what the room looks like at this very second...
To the left is SG's section.. To the right is me... Straight ahead is going to be the die cut center. :)
Here's a pan of SG's section.. It's fairly neat and tidy wouldn't you say?? :) She hasn't unpacked 1/2 of her stuff!!
This is my area... OMG what a mess!!! I LOVE IT!!! Creativity is NEVER clean.. Or never happens in a clean area when I'm involved. If it's not chaos I don't know how to do it! Haha.
This is my over flow.. It's behind the door and butts up to SG's space. :) My flow and over flow are over flowing wouldn't you say? And I'm not done yet!! :) Geesh if I don't finish soon I'm gonna go nuts. Oh wait.. Been there done that! so.. what do you think of our new room???