Well believe me, we've got a whole lot of projects going all at once! You've seen pictures of our master bathroom and the hall bathroom, but never the bedrooms. That's because they were pretty boring and in serious need of an update. So first up, we are putting in all new closet doors. All the bedrooms and the linen closet had these crazy metal doors that went all the way to the ceiling and totally overwhelmed the rooms.
And as an added bonus, they had really grungy metal tracks in the floor. Those definitely had to go.
The new wooden closet doors required new framing.
Now the entire upstairs is being painting. That required testing out colors of course.
And moving a whole lot of stuff from one room to another, and back again. This is Megan's room at the moment.
And the guest room. And seriously, they were out-of-date, but neat and tidy before the painting started.
After the painting, comes all new carpet. I still have to make that selection. Then there will be another whole round of moving stuff around. Not convinced that we need new carpet, this house is over thirty years old and still has the original carpet upstairs. And I step over this spot about a dozen times a day.
But as you probably know, it usually looks pretty bad before it gets really pretty! We're still in the thick of it, but here are two of my inspiration pictures. The first is a Sarah Richardson room. Megan and I just love Sarah. I would let her do whatever she wanted in my house! Megan picked this Pottery Barn duvet cover as the starting point for her room. It's going to be bright, happy and full of color! Even though my children are grown and don't actually live here, they can still have cool rooms, don't you think?
And the plank paneling in this room (from Pottery Barn Kids) is the inspiration for the wall behind Ryan's bed. (Just ignore the fact that this room is cute and girly, just look at that cool wall.) He doesn't know that yet. And actually, my husband doesn't know that either. We'll see who really reads the blog!
And one last thing upstairs (not really the last thing) is this cool pebble tile for the shower floor. Too bad the grout is chipping out in there, really too bad.
And if all that's not enough, we're also trying to finish up our landscaping project in the back. Remember the rock wall project of last summer and fall? The plants finally arrived last week, just before the rain. Here's just a peek!
And at the same time, the pond developed a leak and needs a new liner. Yes, that's a man in my pond.
We've temporarily diverted the water. Thanks goodness it's the upper pond.
Because Bubba and his friends would not be happy if it were the lower pond!
As soon as the forecast calls for a day without rain, the guys should be back to call this job complete!
So there you have it, that's what I've been up to. I'm not quite relaxing on a sunny beach. I have been crazy busy. But if you know me at all, you know how much I love a good project! And in the interest of full disclosure, we are not doing these projects without help. Then I would really be going crazy! ..... Hopefully there will be pretty pictures to share soon. And in the meantime, I may even get a piece of furniture painted!