Thursday, February 2, 2012
- My sister in law's father died of cancer. Cancer can suck it.
- My husband's step mother had to have her big toe amputated. Diabetes can also suck it.
- My son threw up for about 5 days straight. Viruses? Join the suck it club.
On top of that, I had my first mammogram (boobs: normal. hooray!) and then our furnace decided to die a horrible death. So I stayed home from work with the sick kid and to get the new furnace installed. I am irked by the furnace situation. Partly because I have a bunch of assorted other family stuff going on that is, frankly, distressing. Also, though, a new furnace costs money. Money I was hoping to spend on a bathroom reno. Disappointment!
I needed a pick me up this weekend, so I decided to go for a 0-cost makeover of the Estroden. The Estroden (or woman cave) is the 3rd bedroom on our 2nd floor. It's the smallest bedroom, a little bigger than 8X10. I had some things in there but it never quite gelled, and over time it turned into a dumping ground for stuff.
|Not loving it|
I did have, however, a few yards of fabric that I intended to be a bed scarf but decided I didn't like it. Also, I had this line, clip doohickey from Ikea that I was using to post pictures and things on, but also works like a curtain rod.
|And I even kept the instructions and ikea tool!|
My husband gave me this old cork board, which could replace my ikea string clip thing. Dignitet.
|Butterknives are official staple removal tools. Seriously.|
I got ahold of the staple gun and used it to recover the board with some of the fabric, and use the rest for curtains. Which I totally didn't sew, by the way. I will get around to it at some point. I want to put a block of some orange or teal fabric at the bottom.
It's not great, but I am happy enough with my 0 cost makeover. It was a nice pick me up.
|board and desk I already had!|
My son insists on reading his bedtime stories on the big futon cushions I put on the floor every night.
|big cushions on the bottom left|
It's a small room, so it's not easy to take a big picture of the whole space. I can try again later. Jeff thinks it looks like a 70s den in a house of ill repute. (He said something else there, but it's not really appropriate for blogland.)
I hope you guys are having a better month than we are.