Our computer completely crashed (again!!!) a week and a half ago, and I quickly learned how dependent I was on it! For the first day or two, I missed the social aspect (blogs, pinterest, and facebook). But then I realized how valuable as a tool my computer is to me. Work emails, recipes, how-to’s, directions, Craigslist, Skype, research, news, and more was sorely missed.
But we now have a new computer which will hopefully not have any issues! I lost some pictures again, but oh well. Life moves on.
Remember the one corner of our “new” basement room?
Here’s the opposite side:
A view of both sides at once:
The white dresser base was painted with chalk paint and sealed with wax. The top was sanded down, stained, and varnished. It’s already being used to store a lot.
It once looked like this:
Here are a few close-ups:
-The brass fan came from our church when it got AC and no longer needed them.
-The ship models were Josh’s.
-The wood wall was made from pallets. We stained the wood and then nailed them up. There are many good tutorials on other blogs if you’re interested in the idea. But if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them.
Our DVD player is most often used for my exercises (ugh…I’m trying to get more in shape), which works great because it’s a little chilly down there. But I still put this frame on our dresser as a reminder for the occasional time when Josh and I watch a DVD. It really limits our choices….in a good way!
The opposite side of the room will get some bookshelves from IKEA, once I finally make it to the store! They will store books (duh) and magazines, but also my crafting and sewing supplies. IKEA, why don’t you come to Grand Rapids??? For now, it’s a heap of stuff: