Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Claire's New Room: Before Pictures

The layout of our house is funny: two bedrooms upstairs, and two bedrooms downstairs. It makes sense to keep the new baby's nursery upstairs, next to the master bedroom, and move Claire into one of the downstairs bedrooms. Here's the problem: we do not have any kind of basement or storage room, and we park two cars in our two-car garage (yes, I'm being generous calling Nick's '69 Jeep project a "car"), so where do we store our random junk?

Until recently, it was all piled in "The Room We Do Not Speak Of". We kept the door closed.

Random tools and Goodwill donation piles...

A graveyard of broken computer parts...

College textbooks, empty boxes...

This is not even the room at its worst! You're seeing pictures taken after we sold a foosball table and exercise bike (thank you Craigslist!).

You know, one of the things that I love about Nick is his interest in a wide variety of hobbies and talents. Unfortunately, he tends to choose activities that require a lot of stuff: model airplanes, scuba diving, woodworking, building computers, etc. We managed to keep all of the things that were important to him in other, more organized, areas of our home, while donating, selling, and trashing a whole bunch of other stuff.

Stay tuned for the AFTER pictures!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. Our spare room is our storage room. I don't know what we''ll do when we have baby number two. Oh and computer parts we have those too. Good times.