The Beginning of a Spring Transformation

There’s a room in my house that the dogs are obsessed with.

creepy door

A ghost or a Charlie Machete wanted in.

Actually, I have long tried to keep them out of the room with a closed door that also helped me avoid thinking about the disorganized mess within.

Officially, the room is my office, but it has always been more of a repository for stuff I didn’t want to deal with. Like paperwork and mail I couldn’t decide if I should hold onto or toss and clothes I couldn’t cram into in my primary closet.

But last weekend, my friend Shelley came over with the sole purpose of helping me turn this cluttered room into a functional space that would bring me peace and inspiration – without spending any significant money.

Truth be told, I was a little scared and embarrassed that the room had gotten so out of control.

But Shelley has a way of bringing out the fun in life.


“Trust me,” she said. “We can fix this.”

Our project isn’t finished yet, but thanks to our progress so far, I’m now as eager as the dogs are to spend time in that room.

Every morning this week, I have even invited them to join me there as I get ready for work.

It is the very best way to start my day.


I think they just love carpet.

Do your pets supervise your morning routine?

About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on April 17, 2013, in DIY, Dogs, Dogtography, Projects, Random Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Well, we don’t know just how much you have cleared but we are now VERY ashamed of the state of ours, and our dogs share virtually every moment we spend in that shocking room! Do you think they have emotional scars?

  2. We had a room like that, the computer room. Notice I said had? Well, I just finished cleaning it up and it’s so much better, there’s so much more space!

    I usually get ready at the gym after a workout but when I’m home they seem to be no where in sight. I think they are too lazy to get up from their warm spots to come and find me!

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