That is what I'm doing.
When we bought the little red house, we had only planned on being here 2-3 years MAX.
Next month will be three years, (how!?) and it doesn't look like we'll be going anywhere too soon.....
So here's the plan.
My kitchen/"dining room" is probably smaller than your closet.....I don't know how they did it back in 1948! It is impossible for our little family to all fit at the table and not end up with someone being smashed (usually me.)
.....and hello new one.
This photo doesn't show the entire room very well, but back where I'm standing and where the big ugly chair is will be our new "dining area". We're going to make this work! Everything in the room must go!
Over by the fire I'll make a little sitting area with a little loveseat and little chair. little little litte....that's the key.
I also want to find an old piano, since my mother is an Indian Giver, but that is another story for another time.
Oh, and I guess I'll be needing to find me a new kitchen table. Our chairs are the first dining chairs we bought when we were sweet newlyweds, and I've already had one collapse beneath me (makes a girl feel good)....I can no longer risk my children's lives with my ghetto chairs.
But here's the catch. The budget. I cannot spend more than what I sell all this stuff for......and since I love thrifted things/other peoples junk....that's what I'll be doing. This could take a while.
....and.....as long as I have you here, I also need to
*make my art gallery (fancy word for our hall) for the kids never ending projects.
*change my baby girl's room into a big girl's room (why am I putting this off.....it makes me sad. I think I could have that girl in a crib until she is 12.)
*paint my room.
and that's a healthy start.
wish me luck....