Thursday, May 6, 2010

Things I Love--Seeing Your Hard Work!

A few weeks ago my friend Jenn contacted me about her entertainment center.  Here's what she had to say:
This is how it looks after 5 days of both of us working and no one having taken the effort to put anything away. Well - I have seen it worse, but not much. Though, honestly, it rarely looks much better, either.
A photo Jenn sent me of her entertainment center.



Anyhow, Jenn requested my help organizing.  The kids and I loaded up and went to her house.  We left two hours later and you know what it looked like?  Pretty much the same.  Instead of working we just talked (because visiting with friends in more important than organizing).  To be fair we did discuss some ideas, including minimizing the DVD collection as advised here.

Jenn took some of the ideas, bins and dvd organization, and put them into action.  Without further ado, here is the AMAZING result of Jenn's hard work:


Not only did she do that, but look at this.  Jenn has a retro-room divider that her husband and kids use for "stuff" storage and it is driving her nuts.



She made some temporary dividers out of paper but has plans on replacing the paper with starched linen.  Did I mention Jenn weaves her own clothing and ribbon? 



Awesome work, Jenn. Keep up the good work!

9 comments:

  1. I couldn't see the pictures. Not sure if its my computer or everyone is having that issue! :) Just FYI

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  2. @Shelly--Hmmmm... they are totally showing up on my end? Anyone else struggling to see photos?

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  3. I can't see them either. I figured it was just my computer, but I guess not. I did try clicking on where the photos are supposed to be and it brought up a page that said my Google acct. wasn't working properly right now.

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  4. @Amy and Shelly--I tried to re-add the photos? can you see them now?

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  5. Yes, I can see them now! What a great clean-up job! Congrats to Jen! Love what she did with the dividers, it looks so much better.

    I know this is terrible, but I'm so glad to see that we are not the only ones without a flatscreen tv still! haha! It's the LAST thing I want to spend money on (besides fast food!) Everyone makes fun of of us for still having an old-school tv, but we have no shame :)

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  6. @Amy--YAY! I'm glad her photos are finally visible. It's so weird that I could see them and no one else could--hmmmmmm.

    FYI--We don't have a flat screen either. We have a huge box TV that I bought in 1999. It still work and we rarely watch TV so it works for us. One day a flat screen but not now! Right now, we wear our box TV like a badge of honor standing against commercialism (ok, we don't take it that far but we have no shame in our craptacular old TV!).

    Oh, and I should mention this--Jenn might have an old TV but she and her family live debt free--how awesome is that!?!?!

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  7. That is awesome! There is nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment.

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  8. Yep, I can see the pictures now too! She did a great job! I love the feeling of getting a problem area in the house under control. Woohoo!

    "craptacular" --heeheehee! :)

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  9. Being debt free is awesome! We will soon be there too and have no plans of a new tv still! :)

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