If you've been to our humble abode before, you know that additional closet space isn't something we have in scad amounts. Additional space of any sort isn't something we have either, but our cozy little house has been a great starter home for us, so I can't really say to many negative things about it.
|Office Closet- before|
|B's old closet-before|
|Goodbye office closet, hello makings of a new wall!|
|Both closets in place, but still waiting for tape/texture|
** Don't worry, I made sure to take necessary precautions with the dry wall dust and all that. You'd think after a warning from Gpa Dobbs that I'd have remembered to pick up a face mask at Lowes (on one of our 5 trips there) for the dust, but no, I didn't. I instead improvised and used my headlamp that B got me for Christmas, and jerry-rigged a hand towel in front of my face to help prevent the dust inhalation. So not only did I have my headlamp on, towel in front of my face like an 85 year old bank robber, i also had my safety glasses on. And each time I breathed, i would somehow fog up the glasses. I looked reeeal professional throughout the project (I got paint in my hair later too) but at least WoabbaLee was safe.
We painted everything, picked out some closet systems at Lowe's and once they were installed, we got to work organizing everything. I can comfortably say we've made at least 3 trips to the local Good Will store with extra clothing, shoes, house decorations, etc. that we discovered we no longer needed.
For whatever reason, I can't get captions underneath these last few photos, but you can see the natural progression of the project- right? The results are awesome, and have helped make our house feel a little more 'homey'. Now that we have all our clothes in the appropriate rooms, we are that much closer to finishing the baby's room. We have the walls painted, the crib put together and the mattress purchased. I made a baby quilt and it is awaiting the quilting machine as I write this. Photos of the finished nursery will come once it is a bit more put together, but we love how it has turned out so far!
If you've made it to the end of this whole post- thanks for sticking with me! Its quite the departure from our usual weekly bump photo, but I figured there are other things going on in our lives (in addition to the baby) and it makes sense to include some of that info as well.