The other day when I posted the pictures of my craft room at the top of the stairs, Karen Anne commented that she always wished she had one that had a small sofa and some bookshelves. It just so happens I have one of those, too.
You see, this old house has two staircases. The craft room is at the top of the back stairway and this little reading nook is at the top of the front one. I was going to wait until I had cleaned and organized it before posting pictures, but realized at the rate things are going around here that might be awhile.
When we moved in I had immediate plans to recover the cushions and pillows. I made the pillow in the corner and then proceeded to get sidetracked. Four years later this is another project that still needs finishing. So I’ve added it to my 2011 Mission Organization Master Plan. More on that later. Anyhoo, this bench just happens to have storage under those cushions, which I am planning to use for clean fleeces. Of course that is one more thing on the Master Plan, to actually clean those fleeces, but I digress.
The bench until now had been storing even more books. Books that we can’t seem to part with. Another item on the get organized list is adding another bookcase and getting the books off the floor. But again the 2011 Mission Organization Master Plan is a very long post for another day. Right now I need to get back to working the plan.