Back to the reason I'm doing this.... When my mom moved in with me the only place for her to go was my sewing room. So, as you can imagine the thought of moving back in there where my mom spent the last moments of her life isn't the most fun thing to do. However, while she was living here we talked about. She knew it was going to be hard for me to NOT just close the door until tomorrow and then until tomorrow and again tomorrow. You get the picture. She wasn't afraid of dying and she wasn't afraid of talking about the process. So I am going to do the same thing and talk about the process of turning that room back into my sewing room.
Maybe by the end of this journey I will have properly let her go while keeping a bit of her in the room with me. Maybe I will be able to sit in there to sew and create my patterns without constantly thinking of her and the struggle she went through.
When I found it I knew I would frame it and keep it in my sewing room. Just didn't know what anything would look like. She wanted to be involved in how the room would look after she was gone because she absolutely HATED the color scheme from before. The color was called Salmon Pink. In hind-sight, it was rather much.
I loved these colors and thought it would look great. However, now that she's gone.... Well lets just say the color scheme doesn't hold the same joy and excitement as it once did. This bothered me (she's my mom and should do her dying wish sort of thing) until a friend of mine informed me that right now she's up there with our Father and isn't worried so much about the tiny decisions going on down here. She has more important things on her mind. Thanks Sharon!
So after looking on the web for inspiration and storage ideas I saw this room and completely feel in love with it!! Vast difference in colors but very calm and serene I think. The perfect environment to keep those creative juices flowing. Angelina said that this was done in her second living room. So it's quite large. The room I am working with is only 11 x 10.5 feet. So this is only the inspiration and won't look like this. Can't wait to see how it's going to turn out.
So now the fun begins......
Now I have to be truthful. I have already done a few things so you won't get the BEFORE and AFTERS of everything. Generally speaking though I will try to take plenty of pictures of the remodel and post daily.
I wanted to do it all myself. But lets get real. If you have never done something or never seen it done, sometimes it's best to call in the HELP. So hubby, Sam, has pulled up all the baseboards except one. (The one I did and punched holes in the sheet rock. LOL) He pulled them up and told me I get to pull nails out and put them in the shed. I will be getting new base boards at the end of this along with new hard wood floors.
The closet I decided to turn into a photo studio that stays up all the time. This will be nice as I live in a small home with not a lot of places to set up. But have to finish taking out those boards that held up the closet rod.
In this picture you can see that he has taken down the plate shelf along the back wall so that we can have built in shelves to hold all my goodies.
Now for a problem I was hoping to have some extra minds help me with.... (That would be you guys).
Like I said I live in a small older house. When we moved in this is how we found the breaker box. Nestled behind that built in plate shelf. My dilemma is that I don't know what to do with it!!!
So any advise would be great. Because this box deals with electricity I don't know if painting it would hurt. Don't think it will. Also, I can't just put a door on it like you see on most because of the shelf. I don't know how safe it would be to put a picture over it or directly in front of it on the shelf.
So.... If anyone knows of a good way to disguise this monstrosity, I would greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks everyone for reading this post and letting me share with you this process.