Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wailing Wardrobes

As of last Sunday I am now sharing my home office with my entire clothes wardrobe + 36 shoe boxes & their contents....the clothes still hanging in the temporary U-Store It cardboard robes that they arrived in 4 years ago. This is because the day after we moved in, I instructed MOTH to tear apart the hideous built-in robe in our bedroom as it's disgusting olive green aluminium frame & smoked glass sliding doors offended every fibre of my being. 'Not to worry' said MOTH at the time, 'I'll have an ensuite Dressing Room built on the side of the house pronto, just like the one I built you in our old house.'

After a few months of staring at the temporary robes at the end of the bed in our newly renovated & very gorgeous bedroom, I'd had enough of their ugliness. I dragged them upstairs into a spare bedroom. Sometime later, as that room was gutted & transformed into the swisho new Guest Room, they were relocated into the next bedroom along the hallway. This tiny original bedroom resembles a dark cave suitable only for a colony of bats. On Sunday afternoon I received notice to move them yet again. To the only room left upstairs, our home office at the end of the corridor. Yes, the good news is that another room has been earmarked for a gut job & reno. The bad news is that I now have to trip over 2 large workstations, 3 computers, 2 printers, a huge book shelf & all my work storage cupboards to find something to wear to work each morning. The joys of renovating.......one day Millie, one day.

Image: Today's Kitchens



  1. Good things come to those who wait!
    I know this does not make things easier....but i do feel for ya!

  2. Yes, Millie,
    The joys of renovating!! Someday when everything is in its proper place this will all be a dim and distant memory...I'm hearin' ya though more inconvenient than anything. Hope you are having a great day.
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  3. I have just unpacked 18 months worth of boxes and have come across clothes I forgot I had..I love all these new clothes I now have that I had forgotton about. I feel your pain...it will go fast.

  4. So sorry about your having to share your office space; it is lovely when progress is being made though isn't it?!?

  5. You have the patience of a Saint my dear...really!

    I'm about ready to tear someone limb from limb and my stuff has only been packed up for a year....hopefully we will be in by Sept ;o

    xoxo DJ

  6. Oh you poor thing Millie. the joys of renovating. just dream about the new swanky wardrobe you will have for all your clothes and shoes and the wait will be worth it. good on MOTH for working so hard. Cathy

  7. That would drive me crazy Millie, more than anything I like my wardrobe organised and in the right room at least! Mine is tiny, so am looking forward to saying goodbye to it soon, but it is in the main bedroom! It will happen Mills... it has to be next on the list, if not, move it on up...
    :) Flick

  8. I feel your pain...but yours is a little more prolonged..you're a trooper! Rachaelxx

  9. At least you are seeing progress! I love how you inject humor into your reno tales - always makes me smile.

    Smiles back!

  10. Wow! So neat, very organized and love the colors! Nice post!

  11. Hi Millie,

    Sorry about your wardrobe issues!
    Just think how wonderful it will be when you get it all sorted.
    Don't talk to me about wardrobes - the other day the wooden bar fell with all (mostly my clothes) and my husbands on the floor.
    He replaced the rail with a metal one, so hopefully that will not happen again.

    Hope that you are having a great week


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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