Ok so this is a bit of a story. I own my own home and so does my boyfriend - i moved into his place and pretty much have all my nice stuff here in boxes because the entire house is in desperate need of a makeover and a very large drop off to goodwill ... bigtime! Ok try not to gasp in shock but the walls in the living room are a dark Ikea blue aaannnndd he thought bright red curtains would complete the look in the room. At about 3am one night the red curtains disapeared and oops how did they get in that goodwill bag? All i have to say right now is that i wish i was color blind. To make this worse, he is a total perfectionist so any reno takes FOREVER and he doesnt want me to do it - i mean ya i usually paint up the ceiling when i'm painting the walls but isnt that better than Ikea blue? Luckily i paint furniture much better than i paint walls lol.
So over at my house.... my living room and dining room are being used as my shop right now until we can get a new garage built at home. Its kinda a pain because i have to keep driving back and forth but you do what you have to right? So i thought i would share some pictures of my future projects piled high in my living room - its pretty scary so use caution when looking at the pictures below.
and this doesnt include a full dining room suite which is behind me in this picture and in the foyer i have a buffet, half of a hutch, and a headboard. Also behind me is my spraying area (dining room) - i spray my primer, paint and verathane using a high velocity paint sprayer that my boyfriend bought me from princess auto along with my air compresser. I have plastic floor to ceiling stapled to the walls and cardboard on the floor to protect my hardwood. It's an ok set up for now but i'm still looking forward to my future shop in our dream garage, and not at all looking forward to cleaning this dusty mess up.
I think i am going to be busy for a long long time. I have to stop looking on kijiji - i just can't pass up a good deal - which is how the above picture happened in the first place.
Its pretty funny because if you would have told me in September 2009 that i would be wishing for a dream garage i would have said you were nuts! But when i lost both of my jobs in October i really wanted to do something different and i honestly believe that if i would have found a job right away i never would have even tried this. I know now that doing something creative is a must in order for me to be happy!! So, even though i was really upset about my job losses, it really was a blessing in disguise!