Ever since I first stumbled across this goal back in July, I have been thinking about all the wonderful things I could do to transform my bedroom into a sanctuary of Peace.
The room is stacked with boxes right now. No, I’m not moving and I have lived in this house for 12 years. I file and store things in boxes, that’s all. We have virtually no storage in this house except the garage and I don’t want all my possessions stuffed away in the garage.
I have to do some thing, though. The room has the ambience of a warehouse, or at best, an office, but certainly not a sanctuary of peace.
These are the steps I have thought of so far. I don’t know how long it will be before I can really start accomplishing them, but at least I will have something to think about:
1. Clean the room. This is not as easy as it sounds. Only half the room belongs to me and the other half is MY other half’s business. He will not appreciate me moving around or messing with any of HIS stuff. Maybe I can make a cute little gate between my side and his. hee hee hee =D
2. Put away, throw away or give away all of my clothes. I have been slowly doing this for a while, but I’m getting the idea that it may be time to overhaul (or would that be “underhaul”?) my wardrobe.
-3.- Minimally make the bed—just good enough for sleeping until I really get to the bed part of my plan. I don’t want to spend time making it every day when I have so much else to do. Done!...Minimally.
4. Go through each and every box. Condense boxes and get rid of a lot of stuff I’ve been holding on to “in case I needed it.” Store condensed, labeled boxes in Office closet [such as it is (eyeroll) I need to clean it out first!]
5. Put up the two big pictures and move the small ones to smaller spaces. All of them are Kinkade-style paintings of country cottages with peaceful paths or gardens, so they will be perfect for what I want to accomplish in there.
-6.-DONE!Get that mattress out of my room!!!!! We have an extra king-size mattress that the kids drag into the family room to camp out on when they have friends over, or our relatives use when they come to town. It used to lean against the wall in the hall, but has lately come to residence against the craft hutch in MY room. I do not like it there. It doesn’t really have a place and can’t be maneuvered around all the corners it would take to get it in and out of the garage. Plus, the hall is all echoey now. It may as well go back there.
7. Make luxurious curtains with tiebacks and buy a fancy curtain rod to hold them up. I will have to work around the blinds, but I plan to do that by ignoring them.
8. Get a little stand for my “new” jewelry dresser and set it up in my sitting area. First paint the narrow, 15-drawer dresser all cute. I was thinking M.E. style, but that would go better in my studio. OK. #8 checked off. I’ll put the jewelry dresser in my studio.
8. Now I need a new #8. OH! Clear off the dresser so I can put my boombox in there to play soothing music … or totally jam out with some hip hop when I’m in the mood. =)
9. Re-design the closet so the husband won’t be afraid to go in there and put his clothes away. It’s not scary now. In fact, it’s probably the best part of the room, but he piles his clothes on top of his dresser so he won’t have to walk all the way across the room to the closet. AAAACK! It’s exasperating. I’m sure he would appreciate having a sanctuary, too, but he likes the convenience. Maybe I should just have him build himself some shelves around his dresser and I can take over the ENTIRE closet. Yeah. That’s a good idea!
10. The Bed. The only real sanctuary in the world. The place of physical rejuvenation. The place of physical intimacy. The place of staying up all night dreaming with each other and sharing our dreams with the Universe. ... Yeah, well we don’t have a headboard, so the window covering I put up will serve as part of the bed decor. I will look for rich colors and soft linens to complete the setting. I have a bunch of pillows already and if they don’t go, I will make pillow cases in better colors and MAKE them go. I can tie pretty cords and ribbons around old pillows, too, and give them a totally new look.
This is going to be great. :]
If only I could start immediately, but I have other projects to tackle first. Soon. Very soon!