Monday, July 18, 2011

Organizing Bootcamp: Day One

Boy am I tired. But a good tired. Some of you emailed me during the day and I thank you! While the boys were getting very dirty at camp...I up to my elbows in papers, dust, junk, and paint!

But! We made serious progress.

We went from this...

To this...

That black shelf was the biggest purchase I made. I felt like I deserved it. I needed just the right piece to store my books and hide some other desk type stuff away behind drawers. I haven't gotten everything back in it's place yet, but you get the general gist. Now, let's cross our fingers and say a little prayer that Jenny can keep it this minimal! I did some painting with a can of paint I purchased a year ago which I THOUGHT was perfectly matched. Owell. It wasn't. The plan is to do the entire kitchen with the brighter yellow, so...

In regards to my desk area, we went from this...

To this!

Here's a different angle...

Notice the general lack of stuff. I also bought three of those banker's boxes (they are grey and black) which are pretty sturdy. I purchased them at Ocean State Job Lot. I threw away the AWFUL cardboard drawer thing I had next to the desk. It was worthless - you couldn't even pull the drawers out. Alot of the stuff has been thrown away or placed in the plastic drawers in the above photo. Again, say a prayer for minimalism.
I would also like to put a little light on my desk for cozyness.
Did you notice I painted the bottom of the desk black? I had a little fun with the black spray paint. yeehaw!

Today, I also removed my seed started greenhouse and put it on the front porch (out of the dining room), and moved all the craft stuff and workbook stuff into the living room. But, that is not done yet, I will post photos tomorrow.

I prayed on and off all day and asked God to direct my footsteps today. So grateful my hubbers took tomorrow off to help me!

I will be posting again tomorrow night...hope to see you here!

a happy and grateful, Jenny


  1. Wow! That is a LOT of work! Way to go!

  2. Looks great!! Keep up the good work :)