This is me last night after a very long day building cabinets, organizing and designing my new bathroom, and working out more improvements all at the same time. I was pretty beat then, and I'm pretty beat now after another trip to Lowes and lots of work bringing in all the boxes of tile and hardware.
What is happening? Well for starters, we're finally getting our main bathroom renovated! This bathroom had horrible 1970's tile, a doubly horrible mirror and ridiculous light, and a triply horrible built in cabinet. Today it is all GONE!
I'm also finally fixing James's closet and painting his bedroom. This is kind of on my list of "mommy failure". So many of my friends knew what baby they were having and decorated beautiful, elaborate nurseries for them. I had no idea if I was having a boy or girl, so I just didn't do anything. Literally. I didn't even have a diaper pail when James was born. I really didn't plan that well at all.
So now I aim to make up for it! James has picked out a pretty bright blue color for his walls, I've picked a matching lime green for the trim, and this room is soon going to become a super cool, super awesome bedroom for my super cool little boy.
|New Colors Coming Soon!|
Looking back, I see that this is definitely a recurring theme for me for spring. Instead of feeling the heat of the sun and seeing the green on the trees and jumping outside in the garden, I instead take a look inside the house, stomp my foot and insist that SOMETHING MUST CHANGE!
This definitely makes me happy. I get a buzz seeing a new paint color on the wall. I love picking out new materials and colors and playing with design. Just the thrill of taking something I didn't like and turning it into something I love, it's addictive and wonderful.
It makes me happy, but it definitely doesn't make everyone happy.
This is making for a lot of extra stress, noise, and difficulty getting around. Josh is rather stressed out and it's hard to maintain a normal schedule with so much going on.
The one thing I'm keeping in mind is just that this is temporary. The time it takes to rebuild everything may feel impossibly long, but the truth is in a few days it will all be back to normal again.
So that is what I'm working on this Wednesday! Here's to getting lots done and seeing amazing change in this beautiful time of the year!
Let's go drive some nails!