Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Midweek Blog Candy.... MMMM!

Saturday night I spent some time with Brent cleaning out my studio/office. We literally pulled everything out of the "craft" side of the office and did part 1 of a "Clean Sweep" of the room. Have you seen the show? It's FABULOUS! They take EVERYTHING out of a room, furniture, accessories, JUNK, etc., and then repaint and redecorate the room and load things back into the room. The things that don't find a home in the room are either donated to charity, sold at their garage sale, or hauled to the dump.


We got as far as hauling it all out of the room, sorting it all, and then put it back in place in the room. Brent even MOPPED the floors for me! YAYYYY! I decided to forgo the whole repainting and decorating part of things because I don't want to spend the money until I know exactly what I want to do with the space. I know I want some sort of wall cabinets above my workstation and where the G. Washington picture hangs... but not much else.... I am going to bug Brent to put the rest of the handles and knobs back on my desk before this weekend.



Soooooooo, we did get it sorted and dejunked. I have a lot of misc items to put on ebay and a bunch to give away, too! I've got a few little party favor "grab bags" of fun things and each one is slightly different.


How many hours did it take us from start to finish to get the studio/office to the
clean point it's at right now? Leave your guess on this post and I will draw 4 winners on Sunday. (If you leave an annonymous comment, please at least give initials or a first name and last initial so that I can identify you if you win.)

Happy Guessing!

73 comments:

Amaryllis said...

8.5 hours
lol
i've seen your mess!!!

Susan H said...

Come CLEAN MY ROOM...pleeeeeease?!?

I'd love you forever if you did!!
Hee-Hee!!

XOXOXO ~ Susan

Oh, right, I'll play along 11.5 hours...it's really nice looking in the photos and I'm totally jealous!!

cnlpeterson said...

You said Saturday Night - does that mean all night?!
I'm going to guess 7 hours.

However long it took - it looks fabulous. I'm jealous of your creative space. We just moved to a cracker box (thats all there is in Hawaii) and all my scrapping stuff is in the kids room - not the most convenient, but at least I have some room.

Lisa P.

Ijsbeer said...

Since you said night.. I guess 5 hours (should probably say 7 though). It looks great now!

CAKVD said...

Hello! It looks so nice and organized!!! I'm guessing 5 hours. The candy looks awesome!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Selina said...

Let's see - how about 6 1/4 hours? Looks great - wanna come do mine too?

Debi said...

What an accomplishment!! Wish mine looked as wonderful. It was nice looking at the pictures. I would say with the two of you that it took 4.5 hours.

Kelly Jo said...

I think it took 16 hours.

rachaellovesscrapbooking said...

I'm gonna guess 12 hours

Anonymous said...

I LOVE what you've done to the room! Wanna come do mine next? I'll take all the help I can get! :)
I'll guess it took 4 hours and 45 minutes to finish.
Amber Fast

Croppincousins said...

I'm so jealous! 1) because your husband actually helps you clean, and 2) because your room looks fabulous and I want mine to look like that!

I say that it took 9 1/2 hrs for you to finish.

Dani

Betty said...

I say 5.75 hrs. It looks great!

Stamp Your Art Out said...

Well, I'm going to say 18 1/2 hours total. Oh, pick me, pick me!

Hugs,
Yvonne

dasimonds said...

Wow..Now thats a project !!
Started Sat. night...hmmmm
got up Sun to finish ???
My guess is 10 1/2 hours.
Great Job !!

Sherry said...

First off, your room looks Fabulous!! Well now, let's see, I guess it would depend on how helpful your hubby is! lol!! If he is then I would say around 5 1/2 hours, you did say "some time" so not all evening! .. and I wonder.. would you be willing to rent your hubby out?! Fun Candy too!! Ü

AngieW said...

I think it looks beautimous! I know when I do this it is an all day thing so I am going to say 10 hrs start to finish. Now if you stop for breaks and lunch possibly 8 hrs. Anyway take your pick. I know you are probably so glad to have it done!
Angie W
Awaren6@comcast.net

Theresa W said...

i'm going to say 6.5 hours

Brenmarie said...

Well I'd say it took you a good 12 hours but since some one already say 12 I'll say 12 hours and 5 minutes. :P

Cathy said...

I don't know how long it realy took, but it sure looks like it was worth all the trouble. I'm going to say 10 hours. Thanks for a chance at the sweet goodie bags.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Jessi Gribbin said...

Hmm...If I had to guess I would say 10 hours. You had help, but it looks like there's a lot of stuff to sort through. love your space, btw. It looks fabulous!
Hugs,
Jessi Gribbin
FIskateer #1093

Elaine said...

I'm guessing 9 hours. it takes a long time to get stuff back into the room the way you want....

jodene said...

Looks wonderful. I will say it took you 7 hours. Thanks for the chance!

Peggy Maier said...

Maybe you were a little speedier than most people think & it only took you 4 hrs.

Anonymous said...

wow looking good, I guess 11.75 hours to get it looking this fabulous.

Sandra fiskateer 1076

Linda SS said...

Great stamp room! If your's gets as unorganized as mine, I'd guess 5 hrs & 41 minute.

Jan Scholl said...

13 hours 13 minutes. I started mine in June and am still working. I hate to clean as I always stop to play.

Robyn said...

I would say 5 hours 40 mins.
Thanks for the chance to win some midweek blog candy.

doverdi said...

What a great space! It looks too neat now. lol My guess is it took you about 6 hrs to clean & organize it. Thanks for a chance to win a fun goodie bag.
doverdi
Fiskateer #1329

Karen Gladney said...

Your room looks great. I bet it was worth all the time that you put into it. The hard part will be to keep it neat.

I think it took you about 10 hours to clean it and put everything back together. Love the stand you have with your inks in it.

TFS

Angel Wilde said...

I am going to guess 8 1/4 hours. GOOD JOB! It looks awesome!

Jodi said...

I love your units to house your ink pads and ribbon....did you buy them or are they handmade??? Wow.....I only dream of my space being clean. I have as much stuff in a smaller space. Oh well, my guess is 13 hours and 15 minutes.

Thanks for the pics, great to get storage ideas from everyones pics.
Jodi

Anonymous said...

I think it took you 6 hours 45 minutes. It looks great--like you are ready to start stamping!!
Cathy

Nina said...

Well you had help and it was only mildly messy but needed some sorting. I'm in the process of gutting my space and adding storage units and it is taking me forever....but mine is/was, well lets just say the worst of the worst on "Clean Sweep"

ok, ok back to the point of this post. I'll say 4 hours.

Be well
Nina
www.buzabouts.blogspot.com

kelly jo said...

Wow! Looks awesome!
My guess...6 hours 11 minutes.
I saw that there is another Kelly Jo reading your blog. =) How cool!
~Kelly Jo
Fiskateer

Shutterbug said...

A Room Of that size, I'd say it took about 8.6 or 10.5 hours to completely clean it. Looks great and seriously organized and I love the look of it.

Allie Gower - Crafternoons said...

I'll go with three and a half hours. With two people, I bet you guys made GOOD time.

And who wants to spend the whole night cleaning!

GREAT JOB YOU TWO!

Nickalli said...

Oh goodness! Looks like everyone has taken my guesses... I think I'll say 8 hours, I know mine would be a full days job! Looks awesome!!

Nancysara said...

Nancysara here
for me to clean that area i think it would take me at least two whole days, but it's depending if u went through the drawers or not, but the way i see it, i think it would have taken 2 whole days..that's my guess.

Amie said...

6 hours, 45 minutes! wow!

scrappernic said...

I'm going to go with 7 hours and 10 minutes :) I totally want to go on Clean Sweep and have them re-do my office and the kids' playroom--Haha!

Where did you get your jars? I know at one time you said you were hoping to carry them. Every time I find cute ones they are WAY too expensive.

Anonymous said...

I would say that it took you 9 hours to clean it.

Joan fiskateer #808

Pat Turner said...

I'll guess 7 hours and 45 minutes. It would take me a week!

SCS contrapat
Pat Turner

Battybunch said...

Gads your kidding yours is minor mess compared to mine, with scrap stuff plus the books for 2 business's. After seeing yours again, I want to sit down int he middle of mine and cry. How about 4 hours and 25 min.

Jenn said...

Well, since you only did part 1 of a clean sweep, and only spent "some" time doing it, I'm going to guess about 3 1/2 hours. Optimistic, aren't I?

Ida Faye said...

I'm guessing 4 hours 45 minutes. It looks great!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

It looks so organized. For me it would take a day, or two!!! But I guess you did it in 6 hours. Right?!!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Erin! I would have to guess 5 hours, 15 minutes, even though I know it would take me a LOT longer than that to clean and de-junk mine!

jena d

Stamp4hobby said...

This is tough... if I guess too many hours, I might offend you. ;)
I am going to guess 6 hours.

Debra said...

I love your room. I just started stamping, so the stamping supplies are piling up quickly!!! I would say it took you 10 3/4 hrs.
Debbie

MANDEE said...

I love the room! It is GREAT! I would say that it took you guys 4.5 hours to get it all organized! PS... I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

Nancy Grant said...

Well I see light peeping through the window... you must of started early or went all night? :-)

My guess is... 6 hours and 22 minutes.

By the way your room looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

Wow! I can hardly wait until I move my stuff into the house and can organize! Your room looks fabulous! My guess would be 6 1/2 hours

The Queen Of Scrap said...

I am going to guess about 5 and a half. But hey, it looks great now!

scfranson said...

My guess is 4. It's looks great !

Kristine said...

I'll say 5 hours, sorting always takes so long. Looks great. I couldn't clean my space in hours, I think it would take days, it's a task I've just been avoiding!

Reality Show Reject said...

I'm gonna say seven and a half hours. Love your room! I wish I was could organize my office like this. I've got an office, but I'm set up in my living room so I can watch tv and be with my husband! But boy, it's a mess!

canben said...

Let's see.......6.5 hours? I think it'd take me 6.5 DAYS to do mine! LOL I do need a good overhaul....

Anonymous said...

I am guessing it took you two 5 hours and 45 minutes. You room looks awesome!!

Stacie S.

Wife2TJ said...

I am guessing 6 hours.

Your room looks amazing!!! Thank you for sharing it with us, I LOVE it!

Stampin n da Hood said...

I'll go with 2.75 days...
you can figure the hours/minutes!
haha
Looks great!

Kim (bscrapper04@yahoo.com) said...

I'm guessing 3.50 hr. It looks real good now!

Anonymous said...

OK....I'll say 4 hours and 15 minutes. CHEESE!

Monica

Heather said...

Well...
I'm really slow when it comes to getting things in order and organized...

I'm going to guess 17 hours...
Fiskateer:1843

It looks really great! Enjoy it!

janet allen said...

What a great craft area. My guess is 7 hr. 7 minutes which will include some extra time for reorganization.

Jane O'Leary said...

qrxnqyu14.5 hours It would take me 20!

melissa roth said...

My guess is 6 hours & 50 minutes. It sure looks great and I love the stamp shelf that your equally talented husband made.

Shelli said...

I have always dreamed of having Clean Sweep come in and do my craft room and bedroom, but they would definately need more than 2 days! Every thing looks awesome. I love the metal containers next to your ribbons!

I'm going to guess it took you 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Dawn D said...

I think it took you 10 hours. It looks great, love it.

Dawn
dmdr125@aol.com

DarrylAnn said...

15 hour & 15 minutes! That's a big room to clean.

Ella said...

My guess is 12 hrs.

Lisa J. said...

I am going to guess 4 and a half hours. Looks great.

rebecca said...

Your room looks really great! Super organized! I love it. It took me a couple of days to organize my room.

Certified Scrapaholic said...

Great studio! How yummy!

I am going to guess 11 hours.

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