So here's how the musical rooms are going to work: Office moves upstairs, kitchen stuff (while we're renovating) moves to office, then when kitchen is done, newly empty office becomes baby's room.
So, I knew for a while I had to start with the upstairs. I moved the guest room up to the tiniest space up there. I figure all you need in there is a bed, right?
So that leaves this bigger but bland space for my office.
As you can see, it is the junk/exercise/coat closet/linen closet room right now.
And the first thing to go is the hideous blue carpet. I picked up some samples at Home Depot (their carpet and install prices really are pretty great) and picked the carpet at the bottom of the pic. A. it's the cheapest (bonus!), and B. the color works best with the runner in the stairs leading up to this space. I liked the diamond patterned broadloom a lot, but I didn't want it to compete with what's going on on the stairs.
Remember the stair runner? The new carpet's going to look great with it. The guys have been out to measure, and now we just have to paint the room and remove the carpet and then we can book them to come back and install. I'm giving us two weeks.
By the way, here are what the stairs look like today.
They are now our pantry, since our kitchen is torn apart and looking like this.
By the way, speaking of making room, Michael's mom had a yard sale over the weekend and invited us to bring some stuff over to sell. I jumped at the chance and cleared a bunch of stuff out of the house, including our kitchen chairs (a bit rickety and totally uncomfortable, and the kitchen rug which had seen better days and I figure will not have a place in the new kitchen). I now can stand looking at this space even less than before, which should be good incentive for us to get this reno going!
Anyway, I am so happy to be back on the blog. I missed you all and am so excited to now have my time back so that I can keep you updated on all the craziness going on around here!