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Saturday, November 6, 2010

15 Minutes (Days 35 - 46) Office/Studio Makeover

 Well, I can finally see the the light at the end of the tunnel.
I had a free day, so I spent it doing 15 minutes at a time.
I would work for 15 minutes, then I would take a 15 minute break
and either do something else like work with daughter on
her schoolwork or chat in the Flylady Chatroom.

 I had a tiny small annoying urge to paint the upper
cabinets a buttery yellow.  Most people agreed with
me and thought it would look great.
Being the budget-type, I just couldn't justify
buying another gallon of pain when I already
had the turquoise.....2 gallons to be exact.
These cabinets on took 1/2 a gallon.....WOW,
did I overestimate on that one.
Lowe's VALSPAR Gentle Wave is the color.
I still might eventually make the upper cabinet
doors into blackboards....still thinking though.

Remember that the days are really 15 minute time slots.
So,  from beginning of this project to this exact moment,
I've spent a total of 11 1/2 hours!
This would have been a bear to try to accomplish in even one
weekend.  I would have become depressed and decided to
not even touch this junk room.
By taking it in short spurts, I was able to stop and think about it
and just do SOMETHING for 15 minutes.
It is now an enjoyable room and I can still spend 15 minutes
filling the cabinets with USABLE things instead
of creating piles all over the room.
I got the table desk from Craigslist for $50.00.
I originally thought it would replace the current dining
table I have, but when I got there and saw
that it is a wee bit tiny for our dining area,
I decided it would make an awesome desk.
I've been waiting more than a year to use the grapefruit
bowls in this office....before, I couldn't even see the
top of my desk much less find ROOM on the desk
for this bowls.
Please make sure you look to the right of my blog and click the
15 Minutes link to see all my posts related to this
project.  I am not done and will continue to update as
I do more organizing and decorating.
Please let this be a motivator for you if you, too, have a JUNK ROOM.


Flat Creek Farm said...

Looks great!! I am always encouraged by your '15 minute' posts. I look forward to returning to my timer today :) Thanks for the inspiration! Tammy

Sherry said...

What a great job! 15 minutes at a time is everything! Congrats on getting it done! Sherry (winter(mt) on chat)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the turquoise color and all the storage. I'm anxious to go back and see where you started now. Have a good weekend, Connie

carolina nana said...

What a lovely work room you created. Looks like a place I would love to spend a whole lot of time in though and that would certainly get me in trouble,haha.
Hope you are having a blessed weekend.

Nena said...

Traci the cupboards look fantastic!!!

denise said...

came to visit via RetroRenovation...I like the upper cabinets turquoise, helps with 'not too much going on' feels more cohesive, especially since you just pared down. Sometimes we don't realize that 'clutter' isn't just stuff but also too many shapes or colors in a room.

Congratulations on your progress!

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