This past week, I built a shelf for the temporary bedroom. It's the temporary bedroom because the master bedroom is a long way off from being finished, let alone started, really. So the temporary bedroom is a small, cramped room with limited options due to the sloping ceiling. It scarcely fits the bed and there's no room for nightstands or other useful furniture. There is a closet but much of it is blocked by the bed, and the part that isn't blocked is used for Richard's clothes since it's more important for him to use the hanging space since he needs to look nice to go to work. Can't have him looking like he slept in his clothes! As a result, I had a small shelf on which all my clothes were going, and it wasn't enough once winter came because winter clothes are bulkier and take up more space. Thus, I had a large heap on the floor that became my closet. Not a good option!
I decided to remedy this problem by making a shelf out of any materials I could scrounge up around the house. There was a bifold door that we didn't like that had been presumably bought for the closet door but it won't work for that closet because the bed would prevent the door from opening, so I took it apart. I used the two pieces as the sides of my shelf unit. I then found another bifold door that could be chopped open to make a top and bottom shelf.
Anyway, it's not pretty or fancy or anything, but it does the job. I'm constantly kicking myself for all the furniture I sold and/or gave away in Iowa before I left. I didn't think I'd need it, but I sure do!
I've also continued working on improving the bathroom and the most recent effort has been putting some tile along the bath edge that I previously showed - the one my Dad designed for me. I'm waiting for the adhesive to dry fully. The package says 72 hours but I want to leave it for an extra day because the temperature of the house is quite cool so it may need a little extra time. Then I'll be grouting. I like the soft blues and whites of the tiles - it will lend itself to an aquatic-themed room.
I'm also still working on finishing the home-office room. I've been moving stuff around and painting in sections. It wasn't practical to move stuff out of the room so I just keep moving it around within the room. Still, it's getting done and I begin to feel better about it - there's still a way to go on the trim and the wall behind me in the picture. I love the warmth and the colours and it begins to be the first room that actually feels like a home. Ignore the bare bulb. Light fixtures will be forthcoming someday...
So, I'm still here, I'm still working on things, and I'm really going to try to blog a bit more often.