Friday, March 4, 2016

This and That

My basement office space is finished.  

Just a reminder of what it was like before.

I was going to get rid of the black table, but then we realized we had enough space to create an L-shaped desk that will provide more space when some additional work equipment arrives.  It was white before and I painted it black to match the new cabinets.  What he uses as a desk is actually a sofa table, but it's functional as a desk and fits the room.

I also painted the bulletin board that hold's my husband's calendar and sweet notes from our daughter.  I added a new light since the old one (below) wasn't exactly effective.  

I will also paint the wicker trunk beneath the desk, but spray paint is easiest and it isn't warm enough for that currently.  I've asked Tom to get rid of it, but he refuses so I'll just do what I can to blend it in a little.

This light now serves to greet at our entryway.  I love my little clock that my father gave me.  He used a piece of electrical tape to stick a small wood block to the one side where the leg is missing.  It was so "him" to do something like that.  It's been 3 months today since we lost him.  Little things like this are reminders that make me remember him every day.

I also mentioned previously that I had to hem the new curtains for my bedroom.  I really like the way they hang now.  They completely change the feel of the room.

I've been pretty busy with the above and today I added the usual cleaning and laundry to the list.  Tomorrow, I head back to Delaware again to help mom continue packing up her house to sell.  There is an offer on the house but no decision yet on whether to accept it or not.  It will be my 4th weekend traveling and I'm looking forward to having a free weekend next week.  This girl could use a break.

Happy Friday!


  1. I love how you decorated the basement. I have been into white furniture for awhile, but this year I am going to paint our bedroom furniture black.

    1. Thank you! I've also been into white, but I remembered a steampunk inspired room I visited at a design house a while back and I thought I could do something similar using black and vintage pieces. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

  2. Hi Melanie :)

    You've done and amazing job with your husband's basement office. Aren't men funny about the things they won't get rid of :)

    I'm so sorry about the loss of your dad. I cruised around your big a little and I've seen a few things that you have from him. I think it's so important to have those reminders and I know you treasure them.

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. It's lovely to "meet" you.


    1. Hello Rue,
      Yes, it is funny how men can be with their "stuff". My father was the same way, but I suppose in a way I now appreciate how he liked to hang on to things. I'll have to keep that in mind with my husband! :)

      Thank you so much for your visit!

  3. I like how organized it came out. Love the new blue in the bedroom. Safe travels. xoxo Su

    1. Organization and blue - two things that make me feel peaceful. Thank you for visiting!


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