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REVEAL: Extra Room Re-Do

And now the unveiling of my overhaul of our extra room.  If you want to see how far I came with it, look here.
I don’t know why, but I was dying to turn our L-shaped glass desk out into the middle of the room.  So the desk now greets you as you enter the room. TW wasn’t exactly thrilled about it but I told him it’s my room now since he neglected it for the past two years.
I have to apologize for the quality of the pictures. This room gets no natural light and I’m still learning how to take better pictures with my camera.
Helper Cat Poe
The dresser ended up opposite the desk, along the wall with the closet.  
I need to get a new frame for the my Registered Star document….then I need to find a new spot for it. I did finally find a spot for our three picture frame from our last cruise though!
And last but not least, the bookcases that I put together all by myself!  I know to most it still looks like a hot cluttered mess, but this was such progress for us.  I’m planning on keeping my eyes our for some more crates for the bottom shelves to hide stuff, but I am having more trouble than I anticipated in finding the right size. If anyone has any suggestions for 12 x 12 x 11 crates – let me know!

Hi Allen!

Upside Down Chair

I wish I had this amount of patience and foresight.  “This chair by Dutch designer Floris Wubben was made by binding and splinting the branches of a willow tree, forcing them to grow into four legs”  Just breathtaking.

via Dezeen.com

Target Bookshelves

Now, in general, I would say there really isn’t much worth blogging about when you are assembling a store bought piece of furniture.  Instructions are usually pretty easy to follow, and it’s not like I’m doing any crazy painting here or jazzing it up with fabric or glitter.  BUT, I have to say, when I opened up these packages and saw the way they kept all of the hardware together for me, I thought it was worthy of a post in itself:

Ingenious! Now, its certainly possible that manufacturers have been doing this for a while, but I’ve never seen anything like it.  And needless to say, I was impressed.   Where are the screws for Step 1? Oh, right there! Where are the pegs for Step 2? Oh, right there! What if it looks like a piece is missing? Oh, spare parts are right there!  And I can open into these little segments with my thumb nail (although since my flat head screw driver was nearby, I mostly used that). Oh, the little things in life that make me happy….