If you have been following our family for awhile, you know that we love a good renovation project and usually jump at the chance to make something old into something new again. Last month I shared that my grandparents were moving out of the in-law/garage area and into the main part of the house due to my grandfather’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Well, right before Thanksgiving last year, I rented a studio space to work out of in the next town over from us and literally, never ended up going. We moved 1/2 my stuff there (a ton of home decor photography props, decorating decor ect.), then the Christmas season it and then my grandfather starting failing quickly which meant someone needed to be home during the day. So I never ended up using that studio space.
I spent about a week cleaning up the old studio space, painting and dropping off 4 truck loads of stuff. It’s kind of a bummer needing to move all that back but it is what it is right? In the long run, I think this space will be better. It’s just going to take a while getting it fixed up and everything moved back. I have paid rent on the other place until the end of April so I have about a month to get everything moved back.
Fast forward three months and here we are. I never had the passion or drive to get the old studio place setup mostly because I had NO time and when my grandfather was in the hospital for all of February and some of March, I literally drove to Boston every single day to see him. Time was limited. THEN, we ended up moving my grandparents out of this space which meant, that space was empty.
I talked it over with my parents and we decided that the space would be great for my blog studio and it would allow me to still be home (but out of the main part of the house) in case something went wrong with my gram during the day. You see, my grandfather now goes to camp everyday so he isn’t home most days. My gram though isn’t doing that great either. She is barely able to walk and has a slew of health issues a mile long. My dad always says “if we could put her mind in my grandfather’s body, we would have one good person.” -ha. My gram has her mind still where my grandfather doesn’t. His body is great and hers is horrible!
There are two bedrooms that I am going to paint and use as storage for all my photography props and home decor items.
These two bedrooms will be perfect for the metal shelving units (affiliate link) we purchased last year to keep home decor, crafting stuff and props organized.
So our new renovation project is underway and everything is getting repainted, hopefully some new flooring in the living room – sliding glass door area/hallway and a whole lot of TLC!
My grandmother had about 30 pictures, shelves and tons of things hanging on the walls so I took everything down and there were about 65 large holes left in the walls. Lots of patchwork happening! -ha
I would love to create a fresh new modern laundry area (similar to our first floor laundry room) along with an update in the bathroom. All of the light fixtures and ceiling fans also need to be updated.
There is also a small kitchen space that I will share soon. It’s in need of desperate updating and unfortunately, the cell phone pictures I took came out blurry. This little space in the garage was actually my first “place” I ever lived in after college. The fact that I am now using it as studio space for my little blog business is kind of crazy. Life has a way of making many “full circle” moments as you get older. Stay tuned, I will be sharing updates throughout the month on our new renovation project.