Recently this home reminds me of a book I remember loving as a child. (Maybe a state of chaos has always been dear to me?) Anyway, "The Ernie and Bert Book" seems to describe the state of our home quite well.
Until the end is lots of chaos and lots of mess. But Bert learns why he is wearing a pot for a hat.
So, back to my home -- where's the stuff from the office in the basement family room - where's the stuff from the family room, in my craft room - where's the craft room stuff (buried in the craft room) and some in the garage and some upstairs. Where are the boys' crafts and toys - scattered throughout the upper portion of the house.
WHY? The flood back in August. We decided to tear out a the wall/closet between the office and the family room and make it one large, long room. It will be used as library, family room, toy/child craft room and office. It will be wonderful when done. I even put together a scale blueprint for it. The paint is sitting here just waiting to go on the walls. So all that was left was actually cleaning everything out and tearing out the wall. Here is what that looked like:
|Clark is ready to START! Pounding hammer in hand.|
|Grant is going to join in the fun!|
|This is why the wall had to come out. Even though we only had between a 1/2" to an 1" of water on the floor it soaked up into the wall and the mold was quite horrible!|
|Alan tearing out the studs. |
|No more wall!|
Also, it will soon be good-bye old color scheme! This was back in my happy post-it note phase. Hey, it was a cheery place to work. However, we will be going with cheery colors in a more grown-up color pallet that will work well for kids and adults. All based off this piece of scrapbooking paper I found.
The colors aren't as nice in the photo as they are when you see it. Basically blue, green and cream with red, and yellow accents.
Hopefully we will get this finished so that I can move to the organizing stage. Time is ticking since I want to do crafting/sewing for Christmas gifts this year - this means the basement needs to be finished and organized very SOON!