Sorry about the crappy photo, but who wants to take terrific "before" photos? I mean I'm showing it now with the hopes that the "after" photo will be so much better. So, in theory, the worse the before photo, the better the after photo.
So this is my FPF picture for today. I almost forgot FPF because it doesn't really feel like Friday. It feels like Saturday because the boys are home and Gary is off from work. But I digress.
I have finally begun working on my studio. While it is a lot of work, it is a labor of love. I can't wait to have it set up and organized. I can't wait to get working in it. With Christmas right around the corner, I NEED to get working in it.
So today, I started unpacking boxes labeled arts and crafts. The funny thing about it is that there are at least 40 boxes labeled arts and crafts. No! They are not all filled with art supplies. I think when the movers packed us, they got tired in the end and just labeled everything with that name. You never know what you are going to find when you open a box labeled arts and crafts.
We have pretty much unpacked all of the essential boxes. Sure there are a few things that we still can't find (that's because they are in a box labeled arts and crafts), but we have got most everything we need to set up housekeeping. We are left with my studio stuff, Gary's garage stuff and lots of other things that fall under the heading of not so important. I have a feeling it is those boxes that will still be unpacked two years from now.
I have learned that from my move. It seems everyone that has moved within the last 5 years still has some boxes that are not unpacked. I say if you have gone that long without needing it, you should just be brave and carry that sucker to the curb for the garbage truck. For God's sake, don't open it! If you do, you will be faced with things you can't live without but have no idea where to put. You'll just close it back up and leave it there for another 5 years. Trust me. Drag it to the curb.
So the FPF is the before of my studio and my dining room. My dining room has become the resting place of all the arts and crafts boxes. That is because it has no furniture. My goal is to set up my studio and empty out the dining room. I'll post photos from time to time. I know, I will make a short time lapse style video. It will be nice to see how far I have come.