Monday, January 27, 2014

The Big Reveal!

This is it. The big trailer reveal. It's done. Sort of. Mostly. Let's face it, it will never be done, done. There are still windows to be replaced. The outside is not fully polished. I've got lots more decorating to do. We want to build a deck around it. But, it's workable. It's cute. I've even done a couple of projects in there!

So, a whole bunch of before and after pictures for your viewing pleasure. And, as a side note, it took pretty much one year to get to this point.

So, there it is! I can't believe it is mine. I really can't. The other day I was standing in there, cutting the fabric for my curtains and I thought to myself, "This is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me." Truly.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

This is happening!

On New Year's Day, we spent the afternoon in the trailer cleaning and working on details. After all the sanding Roger had to do on the table, that end of the trailer was covered in a not so thin layer of sawdust. I vacuumed, wiped and wiped again. I even got down on the floor to clean up all the dirt and marks from the construction phase. (And we promptly messed it up again by tracking in snow.)

We added these gorgeous brackets to the doorway of the reading nook. These lovelies were in a box of miscellaneous brackets that I bought at an estate sale. Roger spray painted them red, and I love the little bit of color they add to the doorway.

The reading nook is all cleaned out, and the mattress is in place. In fact, the kids spent some time in there yesterday watching a movie.

Roger did some touch up painting. He even touched up the inside of the closet. That's the difference between us. I would have left the closet as is. Who's going to see it anyway?

We added these chrome handles to the closet doors.

After all the cleaning and touch up was done, I couldn't resist moving in some of the bigger items. We brought in the sewing machine, filing cabinet, rolling cart, chair, stool and typewriter stand.

Did I mention it was snowing when we did this? The kind of snow that blows straight in your face, like tiny pieces of glass. But, it's happening! I'm starting to move stuff in! The only "construction" related project that needs to be finished is putting doors on the reading nook storage area. And those doors are built, primed and partially painted. Roger said he'll be able to install them tomorrow. Granted, there are still windows to be replaced, but that's nothing that will keep me from moving in and using my craft space.

Tonight, I took my yarn stash out to the closet. I love, love, love the way this looks. I used four hanging shoe organizers, and they fit perfectly in the closet. At first, I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to fit more than one skein in each slot. But, then I realized that yarn is smooshy! I can cram at least two full standard sized skeins in each one. I think I'm going to try something similar with my fabric stash.