Friday, July 29, 2011

Organizing and Foo-fooing

I have this little room upstairs where I usually take all of my Etsy photos.  The lighting is good and I have a shabby little sideboard where I place my items and can spend all day snapping pictures if I must.
It oozes shabby chic with its white crackle finish, glass knobs, and crystal and metal leg ornamentation.  Did I say crystals?  Did I mention yard sale find?  Yes sirree!
Oh, she's missing a few, but they're around here somewhere...

The room has been a total wreck.  I've been playing personal Twister just trying to navigate from one place to the other.  It has been the dumping ground for unfinished projects, pretties waiting for picture day and for those goodies in "accessory limbo."
Accessory limbo really gets me.  There's the self-talk that goes on and on... "It's so cute, I really love it, why I could decorate and entire room around it, I'll hold on to this gem because it will be perfect when the new addition goes up..."   
Smack!  Reality sets in and basically I'm overwhelmed with the mess and know for sanity's sake (hoarding with a purpose) I have to do something.
(Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this.)

So, I got busy. 
 With an accumulation of baby and floral prints, tattered  quilts, and some sweet shabby furniture pieces that are too near and dear to my heart to get rid of, (no limbo here) I decided to pull everything out and make it all work together.  My objective was to "shop the house" and still keep my photo staging area.
This is a built in twin bed on the other side of the room.
What's great is that I can still use this area for my photos, hop up on the bed and read magazines, or even accommodate an overnight guest.
And that's just what happened.  My beautiful granddaughter came for a visit and loved playing in this room. 

So where did all of the "stuff" go?  Well that's another post my dear sweet Chickabiddies.  Until then... Hugs.

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  1. I enjoyed your post. The sideboard is really pretty & I'll need to check out your etsy shop.

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  2. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  3. Yay! You came! I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  4. What a charming piece~ love how this turned out- your sideboard is super cute! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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