My big summer project is done!
Cleaning out the Granary has been a big deal! I knew it was going to be. It has happened little by little, one floor at a time...but it is finally done!
It is the storage barn mostly since there is no other storage area available. (You people with attics and basements- be thankful!) But Matt said if I got it cleaned out, I could do with it whatever I wanted...so you know, despite the storage, I had to add my own touch to it!
Here is a recap of what the upper floor looked like when I began:
After bags and bags donated to Salvation Army, passing things along, tossing things in the garbage, burning things, selling stuff at a yard sale, consolidating and organizing... here it is today:
I had hoped to bring out a few bins of craft supplies to free up the cluttered office. And then the rocking horse really should go because the bedrooms are too small and no one really uses it anymore. And then, Corynn asked if I get the vanity out of her room because it takes up too much space (yep-small rooms!) and then I looked at my beautiful Matt-made cradle that hasn't rocked any babies in almost four years and thought "Why is this still in the house-reminding me it is empty?" so I brought that out too. (I admit- there were tears.)
As I brought things out- it began to look almost...homey.
As it began to look homey, I began to become more excited about it. I decided to go all out and hang curtains (that I bought at Salvation Army for a song a LONG time ago with intentions to put them up in the living room but never actually did) to hide the storage and make it actually, kinda pretty.
Everything up here was taken from around Hopestead...I didn't buy a thing. Just moved things here and there.
The lights were the cherry on top of the whole thing and actually light- as opposed to when they were hanging by our picnic trees.
Some day I'd like to be able to move that dresser and trunk and get Matt to build me a railing by the stairs instead.
Some day SOONER I'd like to add a window to the stairs side and switch the window it has on the other side to one that opens- the only thing this place needs is some fresh air.
That would make it just about perfect in my book.
Anyone up for a rustic Granary stay over?