Sunday, 28 June 2009

Nesting Gone Wacky - and a Metamorphosis Monday

This post is for Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Find more transformations on Susan's lovely blog. So this baby is starting to make his presence felt, in the form of the Nesting Instinct (yes, the way I've been feeling this week, it deserves the capital letters!). I've been obsessively compelled to organize and rearrange things. Yesterday, I finally tackled a project that I've been ignoring ever since we moved into this house five months ago: Organising the linen closet. Here is the before picture: Half of that jumbled mess at the bottom isn't even unpacked from the garbage bag we moved it in. The rest of it is filled with sheet sets (in sizes that we don't even own beds for), a table linens that are not my style at all, and all our towels, dish cloths, and other miscellaneous stuff. With JK's help (she really was helpful!), I quickly got it all sorted. Here it is after: Eventually I want to make the shelves look pretty too, but I'll save that for another burst of nesting energy...after my crafting/sewing supplies are unearthed from the basement. Today's nesting energy went toward something that doesn't even make any sense...but I like it anyway. We have an extra couch that we are trying to sell, and I just got sick of having it in the living room hampering my decorating in there. So I put it in the kitchen: KD hasn't yet told me that I'm completely crazy, but I'm sure he will. And I'm sure I am. But now that it is there, I think that our little eating area would look cute with a smaller settee or something under the window and a lower table...I feel future wacky furniture arrangement coming on! And this is where JK has been nesting lately:


  1. Big improvement on the linen closet! I get a sense of accomplishment when I finish tasks like that! :)

    ~ Sarah

  2. It is amazing how those nesting instincts take over?! Your linen closet looks very organized. I can keep mine that way for about a second! I love JK's nesting place-she's a doll!

  3. It's all about organizing... I soooo need a lot of organizing!

  4. Great you got the bug ! Sweet baby girl too !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  5. Looks great...nothing better than an organized closet! You've reminded me mine needs some TLC!
    Happy Monday
    All Things Heart and HOme

  6. Hi Jo :)

    The closet looks great! I need to do that around here ;)

    I love JK's new haircut :)

    Thank you for your sweet words about Shiloh sweet friend.


  7. I do remember those nesting instincts! Very powerful forces. Even though it's been over thirty years!

  8. Jk looks sweet in her little nest! Good for you for organizing your linen closet! It looks great and I bet you feel good about it! That's on my to do list. I almost did it last week but just didn't "feel it" LOL! I think putting the couch in the kitchen is a brilliant idea. That way it won't distract you from what you want to do in the living room. You might even like it there!


  9. Honestly I love that sofa there in the bay window... I wouldn't sell it! I would slip cover it and sit there and sip tea or coffee and read while the babies played! Its perfect! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  10. Just found your blog! Great work! I love when I finish projects like that!


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