I’m pretty happy about the way things are going so far with my Pinterest Challenge. First, I was actually able to remove the wire shelving from the small closet space in the nursery on my own! I know this doesn’t sound like some great accomplishment, but for some reason I have this big fear of screwing things like that up, even though I could easily see how it needed to be removed. Rather than overthinking and telling myself I couldn’t do it, I just did what I thought needed to be done, and it worked out just fine! I need to remember this next time I let a silly fear keep me from attempting something.
Once I got the shelves down, it was really a matter of finding time to do some painting. It has been a bit of a challenge because I have sort of been working around Noah’s schedule, which really kept me from doing any painting at all during the week. Plus Bobby is working on a novel draft, so I’ve been taking a few extra shifts with the baby (he’s almost finished, though, and will be returning the favor this week while I work on this project).
I had actually originally planned to put some of the shelving back in, so I left part of the system up when I started painting. Once I got going, though, I decided that the whole thing should come out. So down it came!
My original plan was just to paint and turn that little portion of the closet into a mini office/crafting space for me, but my ideas have evolved somewhat. I found this idea on Pinterest and fell in love with the concept, so now the long-term plan is to turn it into reading nook. I’m also toying with the idea of a small built-in desk, but we’ll see how the bench goes and how brave I’m feeling when I get to that point.
So this is really going to be a long-term project. I think, for the sake of the Pinterest Challenge timeline, which seems to be finishing this week (?), I am going to try to have the painting finished. This is going to be one of those projects I’ll just have to work on as I have time, so I don’t have a specific end date in mind, but that may be something I consider soon. I don’t want to be working on this thing for 2 years!
Anyway, I’m having fun with it, and I’m excited about creating this little space for Noah but also that I’ll be able to use (and Bobby, too, if he wants)!