sleeping porch project
So we have this incredible sleeping porch over the screened porch. It is right off of my dressing room.
Can you see the potential???
The problem? The photos above were taken before we moved in last May. It was niiiiiice and empty.
Not so much. Up until now, I’ve been referring to this room as “the stockroom.” I keep all of my overflow accessories in there.
Now before you get all judgemental 😉 and call TLC and tell them you have a prime candidate for an episode of Hoarders…let me plead my case.
I plead insanity…I’m crazy about decor! 😉 Just kidding.
We have moved 12 times in 20 years. TWELVE! That’s a lot of houses to decorate, people. We’d move in, live there anywhere from 6 months to four years (but on average 2 years) and then move to a different house with a completely different style, size, layout, feel, etc. Nuff said.
So today, my mom and I got in there and did some serious weeding out. Loads of things will be donated! My mom found some goodies that will work well in her house. The rest I will either keep (not much) or sell.
Everything is going to be relocated to the basement on Friday, because my kids are out of school and I certainly wouldn’t want them to be bored or anything.
We are gonna have a little Love Boat (one of my favorite childhood shows) reenactment. You betcha.
The role of “Julie McCoy, Cruise Director” will be played by moi. And the role of “Gopher” will be played by my three teenagers.
Our Port of Call will not be Puerto Vallarta but the little-known isle of stanky basement. There might even be souvenir t-shirts. 😉
I tell them not to think of it so much as work, as it is making memories.
And once the sleeping porch is back to square one…it’s gonna get a major facelift. Like Joan Rivers, major.
In its future??? Fresh paint, for starters. Then, a french bed, ruffly white linens, a chandy, an antique mirrored armoire, some gauzy white panels across all the windows. You feelin me?
It’s going to be heavenly.