It's amazing what gets done when company comes.
Like getting to those long procrastinated around-the-house projects that I want to do, but don't ever seem to find the time or the motivation for.
This seems to be the case more often than not.
I will say that tackling home improvement projects just for the improvement aspect is nothing new to me. I've practically painted this whole house (and a previous one) and all that entails when we did a remodel overhaul here about five years ago. I know how to work, how to get things done, and I enjoy the satisfaction of the whole process-- especially after everything comes together when drop cloths, sandpaper, and paintbrushes are all put away, when we settle back comfortably into a more beautified and functional space.
See all the books that I needed to move out of our schoolroom? (One wall pictured above. More about book love here.) Well, a trip up to Ikea Friday afternoon helped solve the problem, in addition to some unfinished shelves Keith built and put in a couple of years ago over an existing cabinet in the music room.
I must say how proud I was of myself for putting those three shelving units together. No assistance from the mister necessary.
(Yeah. I'm handy.)
I think we are going to love this new space. So excited for the paint to dry. (I love the smell of fresh paint, don't you?) To fill more shelves. To add those little nesting touches. To "home-ify". To settle in. To welcome in.