Saturday, February 25, 2012

Upstairs Re-Do; Still in the During Phase

Friday evening, in front of the threatened winter storm, we made the "quick" run to Ikea in Pittsburgh for the rest of the things needed to put together the sewing room (my treehouse). Here's a look at what was in the back of the Edge, now stacked up in the guest room:
See that little room across the hall with the bins? It's all going in there!
Another view of the guest room (also in a "during" phase) and the boxes of stuff from Ikea:
Here's a during shot of what will be my new work surface for sewing machine, embellisher, serger, etc:
Storage bins!
This little treetop room is just 6 1/2 feet wide, but 15 feet long.
Here's my poor lone window - but the view is good:
We left Ikea at 8:40. Normally, the drive home is about 2 hours, and we had high hopes of beating the approaching snow storm. About one hour into the drive, traffic came to a complete standstill on the Turnpike. When we finally started moving again, this was the dreadful scene:
Another view - a tractor trailer on its side, and that happened before the snow started. After we cleared this accident, we saw four other accidents and people off the road.
We made it home intact, thanks to my Oldtimer's beloved Daisy (the Ford Edge). She really hauled a lot of stuff home the past few weekends!


Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful collection of storage boxes! The desk was designed for the room! I'm excited for you. The fun part starts now...

Rachel Murphree said...

what a GREAT place to work! thanks for the pictures. glad you made it home safely. It will be such fun to get everything back where it belongs and where you can see it and work with it!

Judi W. said...

this is going to be fabulous! glad you made it home safe .. hate driving in conditions like that!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i love that desk!

Wendy said...

I am so jealous of your storage cubes, your treehouse is going to be an amazing place to work :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow that is a lot of stuff you carted in the storm. But your room is going to look wonderful when everything is put in place.

JudiA said...

It's... it's... ALL going in there??? This I have to see! ;-)

That work station looks as if it were custom-designed for the room. Great find!

SO so glad you made it home OK - what a mess.