"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."
~A. A. Milne~
I think I mentioned in an earlier post that now that Darling Daughter had moved out that all things not studio related have moved into her recently vacated closet. So, that left me with more space to reorganize supplies. Formerly, the closet looked like this...If you want a full glimpse of the former space you can visit this post.
We installed shelving all the way across the space and I am still in the progress of figuring out exactly how I want it all arranged. This might have been simpler to do if I would have had time to plan it all out before the move.
Darling Daughter needed one of my cupboards for her art supplies in her new home and I had promised her any or all of the cupboards if she wanted them. I had to quickly empty this one...
for her to take with her, so all the stuff from it got shoved in a box or in the closet. Then this one and the one in the closet needed to be emptied...to be taken up to my grandmothers for a laundry room project, so all their contents also got shoved into the closet. That is why the closet looks like a some what of a messy jumble, just a small peek mind you of the part that looks pretty good...
I did not like looking at the empty space evacuated by darling daughter so I shoved some of the stuff up on the shelves like this...I probably won't leave it this way but at least the stuff is off of the floor! It is mostly books and boxes that need to find a home, possibly not mine. I have a crazy habit of buying interesting boxes and filling them with smalls when I flea market. I sometimes forget what is inside each one and it is like a treasure hunt to open them. I will honestly tell you that I don't have a clue whats in some of these. Maybe later this week we will play a game of guessing what's inside.
I still have to sift through the stuff Darling Daughter left behind. Shall we take a peek and see if there is any good stuff? In drawer number 1... just junk!In drawer number 2...JACKPOT! Yummy rubber stamps!She knows how much I love and used her feather so she left it for me, so sweet.In drawer number 3...pretty papers left over from her projects! Underneath, more paper and card kits, and beneath that decorative scissors and other fun stuff!
Cabinet number 1...a container full of cards, a lot them handmade by her!Also, this container full of fabulous papers, stickers, and embellishments that she says are no longer her style, lucky me!And this one...full of stickers and embellishments!And yet another container full of paper kits and embellishments she has assembled!A drawer full of ...bright cheery Christmas goodness! That solves this years card making idea, I'm using this stuff! I love hand~me~downs and leftovers like this don't you? I asked her a thousand times if she was sure she wanted to leave this stuff. She got very exasperate with me and said, "Yes, I am sure! Now go play and have fun with it all."
Underneath I found two scrapbooks that were nearly finished that she says she has outgrown, girlhood stuff. I'll finish them, save them, and give them to her in ten years when her twenties have slipped into her thirties and she will once again be sentimental about such stuff.Lastly, I found this...an album almost complete of precious girlhood memories with more finished pages yet to be added. I'll finish it too and save it for her.Now I have to sort through her stuff and my stuff and combine all our stuff but first I have to have a place to put all this stuff now that my cabinets are gone. So, that is where this stuff I dragged out of storage comes in, two tatty old book cases...An old door...
Add to the mixture some primer and white paint, a few brackets and old book pages, boards, some scissors and glue, plus a paint brush and I will be sprucing up the studio for the next day or two! All this disorder really did bring about some exciting discoveries. Hmmm, maybe I won't clean it up after all, exploring is rather fun. I hope you all have some lovely plans for this week.