Thursday, October 13, 2011


Last night I finally unpacked my suitcase and moved into our new closet! So far we're loving our new room and the boys enjoy their larger bedroom. We still have a discouragingly long road ahead until our house is back to normal, but today, for the sake of my own courage, I want to focus on what has been done!

Yes, both my husband and I can fit our clothes and shoes into one small closet! I'll do a real before-and-after when it's done, but just a couple weeks ago the closet looked like this:

Doesn't look like the same space, does it?


I'm so glad to be done painting our bedroom. Here's where we are now:

Not at all finished, but a big improvement! 
Baby thinks so!

It's not the same angel, but here's a picture with the colors this room was last week. Yes, those stripes were a PAIN to paint over!

Here's something I'm loving:

No, not the ceiling fan--which I do enjoy, thanks--but I'm talking about the ceiling color! Isn't it awesome?! I'm so glad I took the time to paint it. More on that later too.


So far all I've done in the boys' room is paint it this lovely grassy John Deere green. Not exactly what I had in mind, but that's what happens when you skip the paint testing phase. I'm not sure I would have done much better if I had tested the paint color, because it would be a lot different in a swatch versus the whole room. 

We do live in John Deere country. Maybe I'll just embrace it. 

Or not. I have PLANS! They involve maps. I have my family and friends collecting maps. If you have some you want to donate to a good cause, let me know in the comments and I'll email you my address! Thanks!

The plans also involve stripes. In the closet and a window treatment. Too much? I hope not!

Well, off to work I go! Today my goals are to make bread, prime and paint the base coat on the boys' closet, and to conquer Mt. Stank, aka: Laundry Mountain. 

Yes, Grandma, we need you!

Day 13


  1. It's looking great! I can't let the hubs see these pics, though. He'll want me to start getting rid of some shoes & clothes. I'm so impressed with how little room you need closet-wise. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the ceiling color. So serene. The boys' color is fun. Can't wait to see everything finished. I know whatever you do will turn out great.



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