20 March 2011

A Room with View

Oh Boy!! What a busy week! I'll start at last weekend....

We are in a two bedroom apartment. It's a little snug, but it's close to Josh's work and within our budget. Unfortunately, Josh needs workspace for his computer business, and I just couldn't give up my living room...again. So we built a new room. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe a little-alright, turned our bed into a loft and put his office underneath. In order to bring, well, order to our house, I had to clear stuff out, move furniture, give up NCIS temporarily, and eat peanut butter sandwiches for dinner because there was no time to make anything else.
On the bright side (more like the blinding rays of heavenly light) I have an organized kitchen, a tidy living room, a messy office (yeah, that didn't change much) and a bed that doesn't sqeak;).
This is our new living room. I am very pleased with it as it opens the room up and focuses a lot more on conversation and being able to watch Dallas play.

This is Dallas's room before I reorganized...
And after. I forget sometimes how quietly he can sit!
Ugh. My dining room. I didn't take pictures of the kitchen because it was too depressing...

After! This shelf cleared my counters, half-emptied my cupboards and let me get out all my gadgets!
Our room before, yikes!

I'm going to sand the eges and top smooth on the posts and stain them. We use them as leverage to haul ourselves up and down the ladders.
The cords are part of having an office, and you can see the underside of the box spirng, but in between the slats there I've woven rope lights so the whole thing is lit evenly without having hot desk lamps down there.
This bed, as you may imagine, has become Dallas's new playground and he will spend hours going up and down our ladders, bouncing on the bed, putting his feet on my ceiling, and playing with the lamp on the wall. He also took his first fall yesterday while climbing down the ladder (didn't even have a rugburn, and immediately climbed back up)

Hmmm, I think I'm ready for a nap...maybe Dallas will take one with me...