Monday, February 27, 2012

Let's paint our room... or gut half the house?

Our weekend was messy....
Have you ever read "Little House on the Prairie"? How about "The Long Winter"?

What we have lacked in snow and cold here we have more than made up for in random illness.
Someone in this house has been sick almost constantly since the new year.  We have had to stomach bugs. Three children with ear infections another with a cold. Three had some kind of virus that caused a high fever for a few days.

So what did we do with all our time stuck in the house daydreaming and dealing with sad sick little kids?

We decided this was the ideal time for some major renovations.
 Ok, maybe not "major" but every little thing is major with little ones underfoot. 

First I wanted to paint our bedroom.

 I made the epic mistake of choosing green when we moved in and we thought we would soon replace the green carpet...
yeah...
we never did, still haven't and it is STILL way way way too much green.

And green is my favorite color so yeah....


We are slowly also realizing that we need much much more privacy than our bedroom has given us. Its the whole second floor and we had no door all these years. The kids have the two downstairs bedrooms.


Tom finally got fed up with the ninja like way our children were creeping up on us and decided that there will be a wall and more importantly a door.... easy when we just painted it already right?

see the door past the debris? yeah me neither.....

And then the train of thought became a run away....

If we are doing that might as well re-wire the lights...
we could build in some shelves too.... never too much storage....
You know why not do something with that ugly chimney that runs through?
 Maybe we should price out replacing this flooring also...
You know since we are already into it why don't we put in a banister on the stairs?
It would really give more light in the dining room!

Somehow we took a left at ambition and landed in "This Old House-Reality Edition!"
 Can this couple survive a remodel on a two week time crunch???"

  That's right. Two weeks.
 We have a birthday party looming on the horizon. I would like to be able to not cringe when people come in. Tom swears I will be beaming and delighted and proud...
and also not exhausted or touching up paint ten minutes before the guests arrive.

Did I mention he just finished building a garage? This may explain my dread a bit more.
I haven't even gotten around to blogging about that one yet... it is BIGGER than our HOUSE.

This is sort of an old picture but you get the idea. 

 I am a little weary of build and fixing and doing every evening. I am sure he is even more than me!
And when it will make my house look prettier how can I really complain?
Also he gets this sparkle in his eye when he makes a plan and I just hate to kill that...

Saying no reminds me of when someone says they don't believe in fairies in the movie Peter Pan...
it's just not ok.


I think we will make it.
 He is an amazing man of many talents, not the least of which is looking good... so even if he doesn't get it done in time it will still probably be ok cause I just can't stay mad at that face...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOL....i'm SO SO SO excited for y'all....your house will literally look like "TARA" on the inside when he's done!!!.....which in turn means you will need PILLARS outside in the front connected to a HUGE porch with HUGE "moss tree's" surrounding your property and then SCARLETT & RHETT will live happily ever after!!!! i think i know that at this moment..SCARLETT is saying "i'll think about it tomorrow & RHETT is saying "FRANKLY MY DEAR...." but it's a beautiful thing and will be worth it ALL in the end....the timing is probably a bit off, but you'll all laugh about it someday....cause i'm sure the many pictures will remind you of this HAPPY TIME!! LOVE YA...and i'm very exited to see the END RESULTS! xoxo GiGi