We finally cleared all of the clutter out of our attic and gave it a good scrub. Now it's being painted a vibrant yellow and will have various FLOR tiles in bright colors installed over the old linoleum. Carpet is being installed on the attic staircase on friday.
I can't wait for all of the toys to go up there, into the various storage cubbies we bought from Peepa's company, who makes furnishings for pre-schools. (Bonus points if you can spot Jake on the homepage!) I've been busily planning and mentally decorating the playroom for months now, in anticipation of having a kid zone where I don't have to worry about the adult spaces getting cluttered with toys and baby swings and the like.
The hardwood floor in my office is being stained ebony, and it stinks to no end. I know the results will be beautiful, but right now I am in Starbucks escaping the smell rather than lounging in my living room. I came downstairs yesterday morning to see the reveal of the color on the floor, only to find the ceiling leaking in my office onto the newly stained floor. Yes, my heart sank. Luckily, we caught it early, it didn't ruin the floors, and the next coat of stain was able to be applied the same day. The roofer should be coming this week to repair the roof. My office is located on a small former sunporch, the roof over this section of the house is very small (my office is 8x15) and according to the roofer, it shouldn't be a huge job to fix - thank God!
The office is also being repainted a soft gray, as are three walls in Jake's room, the last wall being a deep tomato-y red. His red accent wall in his bedroom is about to get outfitted with four life-size vinyl wall stickers of guitars. He picked the theme (guitars/rock star), I went to town on designing it - not an easy task, but a fun one. The new big boy room will be pretty darn cool if I do say so myself.
His sheet set:
At least the mess/chaos isn't as bad as it was back in our last round of changes in 2007:
Jake will be moving out of his "baby room", and little sis will be moving in. I'm switching out a few blue gingham accessories for new red gingham accessories in the baby's room, but for the most part, the decor was unisex to begin with (by design).
Pics from the old nursery in Delaware, but it is virtually the same here now:
So there is dust and clutter and paint fumes and displaced furniture on each and every level of our house (except the basement, but that's a whole 'nother post). I *KNOW* these projects will totally be worthwhile once they are completed, but for now the chaos, coupled with my nesting instincts, are driving me insane. Just ask Ralph ;)