Our fearless heroes/bloggers have returned! This time with the exciting conclusion to the Mission Classified as Impossible. As you may recall, we had a Spare Bedroom that really wasn’t being utilized to the best of its ability. Truth be told, we had no idea how the room was being utilized, so we simply called it “The Room of Requirement” from the Harry Potter novels. It was precisely what we needed it to be when we needed it to be that….so it essentially became a drop zone for all things (books, Aero-Beds, luggage, unused artwork, etc.). In fact, it had devolved into something that looked a little bit like this:
So obviously something needed to be done! So we went to Ikea and picked up the Billy Bookcase and assembled it frantically last Saturday. Actually it took about an hour and a half or so, but it made for a great result! Then we began unpacking all of our books for the first time in two years on some of them! What a relief! Then the organizational storm began!!
And, again, unleashing these books was like a walk back in time for both J & I. It was awesome looking through all the old volumes we had and we were able to clear out quite a few things we didn’t need as well. J was able to clear out some outdated textbooks, though not quite all of them. Darnit! I hate it when people actually *use* their textbooks in their career! Makes me jealous! I really don’t have much use for a Spanish Phonetics Textbook, but the last time I tried to get rid of a textbook via fire, it was neither as dramatic nor as successful as I would’ve liked for it to be, so I have retired my matches for awhile (and if anybody has pictures from that event, I would love to have copies!).
So after another full day of unloading books, organizing, cleaning and even hanging blinds (!!!), the final result is revealed below:
Isn’t it amazing?! We have many more plans for this space, including painting the room and the shelves eventually, crown molding on the bookcases, trim, etc. But that’s not all! The plan is for this room to become an overall Media Lovin’ Space-o-rama! We’re going to put a TV in here, all of our Video Game consoles, some Day Beds, etc etc. It’s going to be awesome and it will keep us uber-busy through 2010 and beyond!
To be continued in 2010…