Wow, I’ve been absent for a while.
If you’re reading this post, you likely have some interest in what’s been going on with the house. Unfortunately, as far as actual work is concerned, we’ve been at a standstill for a solid month.
I need to get clarification from our lawyer about how much I can share publicly, but to say that this renovation has become a nightmare from which there seems to be no escape is an understatement.
Hopefully, I will be able to share details of our situation soon so, if nothing else, I can help other people avoid ending up in the same predicament.
I do have something I can share with you though – the progress on our kids’ rooms.
We have been living in the house for about 3 weeks now after our campsite reservation ran its course and we couldn’t find any other availability in nearby campgrounds.
Having no kitchen, we’ve had to survive with a folding table set up with a coffee maker, a toaster, and a microwave. We do have our new fridge and freezer in place – thank goodness – but without a kitchen sink we have to hoof it to the other end of the house to use the utility sink in the laundry room.
I became desperate to make this place feel more like home (spoiler alert: this is not home) so we sent the kids to Camp Grandma and Grandpa for a couple of days and did this:
Shelby wanted yellow paint for her room and I was going for something very soft and pale. Benjamin Moore Early Dawn was the winning choice. I like it, though in certain light it reads a little bolder than I was hoping. She loves it, so it’s staying.
Shelby’s room is pretty fantastic. It’s large with a beautiful view from the oversized window. Her walk-in closet is enviable and I love the exposed beam in the ceiling.
Disney Princess canvas was another find from At Home. The scallop-shade floor lamp was a $15 steal from Bargain Hunt, and the oval mirror I snagged during a 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby.
The reading corner is my favorite part of her room. Unfortunately, we’re still a few years away from her quietly reading in this comfy chair. We’re still firmly in the “please don’t destroy your new room with your tantrums” phase.
I’m currently in search of a rug for her room, but after that, I’m gonna call it done.
Personally, I’m most proud of Jasper’s room. I wanted to use bright colors throughout his room, so I chose Benjamin Moore Wedding Veil for the walls. It is an absolutely gorgeous soft white, and I will also be using it in all of the closets in the house.
Of course, he wanted some fairy lights for his bed as well.
I’m still working on the decor for his walls, and I have a new black bookshelf with some primary-colored storage bins arriving next week.
I’m really happy with his room so far. It’s very “him” without being too young and I think he’ll have many years to enjoy it before it’ll be due for another overhaul.
Before redecorating their rooms most of their toys were still packed away and the old paint was covered in overspray from the ceilings and the trim. Now that everything is clean and fresh and all of their stuff is unpacked, hopefully they can settle down in here a little bit.
Because I can’t say it enough times, the last two months have been horrendous.
‘Til next time.
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