You probably know that around my apartment empty space means that a new project is born.
I have moved my 2 TVs into my closet because I have decided I just don’t want to watch TV. I could change my mind, which is why I’m keeping them for now. But I have empty spaces to fill.
For a couple of days after I cut off the cable TV, I listened to the news on my laptop. But then I even got tired of that. Now it’s just silence and the day to day sounds of a pretty quiet household.
There is usually the sound of the Duraflame stove. Ivy chirping. Charlie snoring.
The chest of drawers that the small TV was on in my bedroom was not real wood and was falling apart. So I had Nathan haul it off.
I also have an empty space in my living room where my TV was. And so I put my best thinking cap on to figure out how best to utilize this space.
I can use the space in the bedroom for more space to walk around my bed. So I really don’t want to fill that space.
But the empty space on my green sideboard in the living room is a different matter.
I started by looking on Pinterest. I’ve never been an Instagrammer, but I do love Pinterest. It gets my creative juices flowing.
When you live in a small space, you don’t want to simply fill the space. You want to use it efficiently. To find a need and solve it. So that’s what I’m attempting to do.
I’m now in the beginning stages of this new project. Which means my brain is still percolating ideas.
At the same time I’m going to have to refurbish my old vintage suitcase. This morning I started tearing into it and stripped it of the old lining .
The lining was a mess and needed replacing. I was just tired of the drab way it looked.
But then I hit a problem. The suitcase and the lid somehow are no longer attached. I’m not quite sure when that happened. But by the time I had the lining ripped out, the suitcase was in two pieces.
I’ve been Googling all morning trying to figure out how to re-attach them. Of course I could just use them separately I suppose. But I’d rather have the lid re-attached if possible.
If you have suggestions for how to re-attach a vintage suitcase lid to the vintage suitcase, let me know.
All I can think to use are hinges. And I don’t even know if that would work since the suitcase isn’t made of wood.
So I’ll be working on my little project and I will let you know when I’ve got it all figured out.
Have a wonderful Sunday! It’s still gray here. No sunshine for about four days now.