The carpet is done! And the trim is *almost* done (so just pretend it is!). It’s amazing how much more open and brighter the room appears. Much less dungeon-like. Which is good, since this is on the second floor and all and we are going to make it our master bedroom. Eventually, it will be masterful. Mark my words. Just don’t set a date. Excuse the iPhone photos, but that’s what you get.
I love how the fireplace really stands out now. I don’t love how much the tan outlet covers stand out, but don’t worry- I already bought new ones. You probably already knew that, though. And why yes! Thanks for noticing! The ceiling fans *don’t* match. And only one has a light. Which is the only light source in the whole room. I’m working on Kase to approve new fans. Wouldn’t you agree, these would really do the trick? They are even on sale! Help a sister out. Leave a comment.
For the record, this is pre-jump, not pre-dump. Same position. Very different outcomes.
For now, we are hoping to keep the back bedrooms as open and clear as possible since it looks like we will be hosting family over New Years. Yay! And with the new carpet, the back bedrooms are much more light and open feeling, even with their funky “textured” ceilings. Those are *on purpose*. I don’t know. I don’t understand it either.
Over time, we will make the transition to creating a walk in closet, maybe once January hits and Container Store hosts its annual Elfa Sale. (PS- Anyone have experience with Elfa closets? Or something similar? Did I read somewhere they go on sale in January? I am clinging to that hope.) Colin seems to think they are cozy as they are. He made himself right at home.
In the meantime, our painter continues to paint trim, trim and yet more trim. He is doing the whole house, so it’s taking a bit of time. He’s hopeful he will get the walls started this week and be done before Friday. Keep your fingers crossed. I’m very excited, because it’s going to make such a difference. In fact, tomorrow I’ll show some “befores” of the mudroom bathroom and the family room. Bring your sunglasses. Or sick buckets. Whichever you prefer.