I have made some major progress, yay! My trash collector however is going to hate me today. On the bright side, whatever charity I donate to is gonna love me. :)
Below is the before and after photos, I say "after", but it's only a temporary after because I've yet to go through all the boxes remaining, but I'm happy, happy, happy with how much I've already sifted through.
Holy Moly, right? Look at all that empty floor space, I admit it...I danced a jig when I finished for the day.
The carpet is "extra" carpet left by the builder, we rolled it out in there right over the sub-floor to give us a cushy way to navigate the room. When we finish that room we will be purchasing new carpet for that room and all the other bedrooms at the same time...nice cushy wonderful carpet, not builder's grade crapola.
This is the donate pile, it's about a 6' x 5' and behind the boxes (and chair) is a student's desk and it's all gonna be outta here once I'm done, that little area grows in size every time I work on the room:
On the far left do ya see the light stained wood table on it's side with the funky miter contraption attached to it?
Here, take a closer look:
That's my future upholstered tufted ottoman. It just so happened that I ran across a tutorial for a tufted ottoman on a blog (via Pinterest) and can you believe the blogger/DIY'er who wrote the tutorial had my exact coffee table? I squealed with delight when I saw that. She made it look so easy and it turned out so gorgeous. I can't wait to upholster that coffee table and turn it into a beautiful tufted ottoman. Hubby will enjoy that piece of furniture the most I'm sure. I knew saving that coffee table instead of donating it was a good idea...yippee for foresight.
I've already got ideas rolling around in my head for the vignette that I will display on the ottoman, those ideas will create a few more little projects where my craftiness will be tested once again.
So that's it for today...but it's enough right? Anyone else doing a major declutter project? Have you been putting it off as I have for years like I have?
Y'all have a wonderful weekend!