Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rearranging

Last post you read a little about Operation Grandma and Grandpa visit. I am pretty proud of our efforts to get ready for their stay, so I thought I'd share a little of what went on here. Our spare bed is really a pull out sofa in the family room (the only room with a TV in our house). Since my parents are visiting for 3 weeks, we felt they really should have a room with a door for privacy and proper bed to sleep on!  A plan to clear out my sewing room was put in motion, with D enthusiastically embracing the project and suggesting that after the visit, she could move her bedroom downstairs and I could re-establish my sewing room upstairs in her tiny bedroom. Alas, her 17.5 sq. ft. gain is my loss.

First order of business was to set up a temporary sewing station in the family room. Ta dah!

Temporary sewing station

Might as well decorate while I'm here, right?

Temporary sewing space

I moved all my rolling plastic drawer carts under the stairs in the playroom and left my fabric shelves, design wall and doll quilts on the wall for now.  I sort of stalled at this point and had to bring in my husband for the final push (no emotional attachment = easy ditching of crap). He packed up all my batting into a huge Rubbermaid bin for relocation to the crawl space; the table was dismantled and went into storage, too.

Slow going

Finally, a full 24 hours in advance of G&G's arrival, we had a bedroom!

sewing room = bedroom

Complete with quilt gallery!


sewing room = bedroom

Posts may be sporadic over the next three weeks......hope you're all working on fun projects!


18 comments:

Heather D. said...

YAY, I see my mini on your wall!!!! The rearrangement looks really great.

carol said...

I see my mini on your wall too! I was just thinking of all the love they'll be sleeping under! How cool!

Monika Kinner Whalen, Fibre / Embroidery Artist said...

haha That's awesome.
oh my = that would be hard... but maybe a new setting will cause some new inspiration!?

: )

Monika

felicity said...

Nicely done! Enjoy Mom and Dad....

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

SO fun to see the changes! That mini quilt wall is incredible.
Enjoy the Family time!

Ethne said...

Sometimes the changes we make for visitors can become permanent - I hope you settle into your new work space and that your parents have a great time with you all ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you are a good daughter x

Di said...

Amazing transformation. I bet that was hard work. Your parents will really appreciate having their own space. Enjoy their visit. Di x

paulette said...

Hey, you have PLENTY of room in your family room for a Long Arm Frame...who needs TV anyway!! haha
Looking good!!
P

Dianne said...

Nice transformation Krista! Mom & Dad must be happy happy!!

Leanne said...

You did it! I hope you have a wonderful time with them.

CitricSugar said...

Well. Done! Smooth transformation!

Enjoy the visit and the break!

PinkGranny said...

Well you definitely deserve a break! Well done...and I am pretty impressed with your new although temporary space. Enjoy the visit!

Michele Pacey said...

the bedroom looks fab. I think they'll be cozy in their new private space. have a great time!

prairieharmony said...

That was a really quick transformation! I think the quilts on the wall make the "guest" room so cozy and inviting. I am sure they will really enjoy their stay resting comfortably in that room :)

sewkatiedid said...

I love the spools added in!

Lise-Lotte said...

inspiring!!

Lise-Lotte

quiltthinking said...

I'm about to do a similar transformation at my place - turning the sewing room into a bedroom and then back again. Not 100% looking forward to confronting my stash or my large number of works in progress, but it has to be done.