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Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ Extra Room Project

May 3, 2011

This is an ongoing project at our house…




I like the funkiness of this sofa in the photo below although I would’ve not picked this pattern if I had a choice. Still as a rental, this is kind of cool. I am thinking about selling this little slide with a jungle gym. My girls have out grown it and hardly play with it any more. Sad, but it’s time for it to go.

This project is not done yet and it needs a lot of more work, but I am going to share the photos of the room with you anyways. A half of our ground floor garage was converted into a room several months ago. We used to have a huge garage, but a lot of it was a wasted space, so we are fortunate to be able to convert the garage into a room since the house we rent has small rooms except for a master bedroom and we could really use some more space. This room is wonderful as now I can use half of the room as a storage. I used two bookcases and TV as a partition so that we can use the other half of the room as a media/craft room. I need to do the following work to complete this room.

☆Purchase fabric to cover the areas between the two bookcases and one of the bookcases and the wall.
☆Get rid of some items in the storage
☆Paint the filing cabinets
☆Purchase nicer boxes to put in the book shelves to organize (no plastic boxes showing!!)
☆Paint the kids table and chairs
☆Decorate the blank wall

I decided to declare that I am going to work on this extra room project here so that I will be more motivated to act on it. When the construction of this room was completed, I quickly ordered some furniture to rent from my husband’s office to organize the room, but after I moved some storage items, I quickly lost my momentum to decorate this room. I really need to make some time to work on this project. Wish me luck…

この部屋のプロジェクトはまだ終わっていないのだけれど、写真をちょっと紹介。私たちの家の1階にあるガレージの半分のスペースが、何ヶ月か前に個室へと改造されました。私たちの借りている家は、マスターベットルーム以外の部屋は割と狭く(といっても日本より大きいのだけど...)、収納も使うスペースも少なかったということで、無駄に大きかったガレージを改造することができたのはとてもラッキーでした。この部屋ができてから、部屋の半分を倉庫としても使えるようになり、とても重宝しています。2つの本棚とテレビを置く事によって、部屋を二分して、部屋のもう片方はビデオを見たり、子供が工作ができるお部屋にしました。これから以下のことをしようと計画中。

☆布を買って、本棚と本棚の間のスペースと、本棚と壁のスペースを隠す
☆倉庫の中のものをある程度処分する
☆ファイルキャビネットにペンキを塗る
☆本棚を整理するための見栄えの良い箱を買い揃える
☆子供のテーブルと椅子にペンキを塗る
☆真っ白な壁を飾る

ブログでこうやって宣言したのは、そうしたら少しは上の考えを行動に移すやる気が出るかな?と思ったから。改装工事が終わった後、すぐに夫の職場から家具を借りる手配はしたものの、倉庫のものを移動した後すっかり部屋の飾り付けをするやる気を失っていました。この部屋を完成させるために、ちゃんと時間を作らないといけないな〜。頑張ろうっと。

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2011 9:04 pm

    Looks great!

  2. May 3, 2011 11:36 pm

    Hey Kaho, I can go with you to Majestic traditional pasar to buy the fabric! Let me know when you are going! =D Wow you are so lucky you can order furniture from your husbands office… we have to buy our own! And how fab that you have an extra room yo can now use for storage! I want one too =P

  3. May 4, 2011 12:12 am

    what a transformation. I love all the shelf space. and I agree with you I like the retro feel of that sofa. Today I told my Mother-in-law that I was going to start learning Croatian again, I’m hoping this will keep me on track,because I know she will help me to stay motivated, she even agreed to do daily skype sessions with me , I’m also hoping this will help Beli to pick up Croatian once again.

    thank you for your sweet words, You know me too well Kaho, I live for road trips and traveling and fun activities, in fact I already have a calendar for May with all the free activities for the month,,stay tuned.LOL!

  4. May 6, 2011 11:11 am

    omygosh that sofa is so much fun!!!! And it looks pretty well organized already.

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