Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Operation Vintage Makeover: What is Happening?

Hey y'all,

So, some of you may or may not be aware of an "ongoing" room makeover that I've been doing since last October.

For reasons why this project is being undertaken, see THIS POST.

To see the barest beginnings, see THIS POST.

Oh....you're back? I'm guessing now is when I'm supposed to tell you what is going on, huh? 

So, in terms of actual progress...I'm still at the cleaning stage. It's about 70% of the way to being completely done, which is an improvement over what it was in October. I'm to the point where there is just random junk in my room that needs a home and I don't know where that home is. *sigh* I hate this part of cleaning. 

However, there has been progress made in other areas!

So, before this project was even proposed, I was promised to inherit an old mahogany bedroom set that belonged to my great-grandparents. The bedroom set was in my maternal grandparent's shed, being stored there until I move into my own place.

Fast forward to a couple of months ago.

We find out that my maternal grandparents have decided to sell their current house and move down South for my grandmother's health.

Now, the maternal side of my family tends to be...hem...packrats. They literally save just about anything if it has any sort of useful life left in it. Pain to pack up, but it worked to my advantage this time!

Because, in addition to the bedroom set, I got:

Pictures - some embroidery pieces of my grandmothers, and vintage-y hoop pieces
Bookshelves - which I've needed for some time.
2 more small tables
and, the best prize of all....
My grandmother's big sewing cabinet!!!!   

Why I didn't think to grab pictures before we put them in the storage bin, I will never know. Probably so I don't ruin the reveal later.

The next step (besides finishing the cleaning....) is to research carpet options and pricing. Since I'm working, I'm expected to foot the bill - which kind of annoys me, but...that carpet has got to go. 15+ years of ugly peach carpet is just too much.


Maybe by the end of the summer, I'll have more news regarding this makeover - and pictures!!

Old-fashionably yours,