Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
As I write this, I’m sitting in the bathroom downstairs with my laptop in our office chair (whose home is upstairs). I’ve plugged my laptop into one of the few outlets that has power in the house and the router and modem are being powered off an extension run from the kitchen! That should give you an idea of what our life is like. But, a look at our living room is enough to make anyone with any sense of organizational desire scream…
Here’s our coat closet…
I mean couch.
Before we get a look at all of the before pictures for the loft, here are some pictures from our painting projects a few weekends back. We have had the paint to paint our bedroom since we painted our master bath before Thanksgiving 2010… Well painting that bathroom was a PAIN, so it’s taken us a while to come back around to the idea of doing more painting.
Here’s our white room before:
The pictures aren’t the best representation of the true color. The three main walls are a medium brown with a hint of orange/rust. The accent wall is a rich aqua color. We were a little nervous about the way all of this would work out, even when we bought the colors we weren’t sure about them, but we absolutely LOVE it!! The colors make the room so much more inviting and warm.
After we finished this project we spent quite a while planning and preparing for our loft, which is in progress!
So here are the before pictures with some explanations…
This is looking from our bedroom down the hall to the extra bedrooms. To your right before the double doors are the stairs and inside the double doors is the utility closet with the water heater.
This view won’t be changing drastically, except that the bedroom on the right will be closed off and have a different entrance and the closet will remain just the door closest to use with the second door being removed and becoming a hallway.
This is the view from the very top of the stairs of the landing and all the way up to the second floor ceiling. This is where the loft will end up being.
This is looking onto the utility closet from the guest bathroom. The full door on the left
will be has been knocked out and will become the hallway to the adjacent bedroom and ultimately the loft.
This is a view from the bottom of the stairs up to the second floor ceiling, this is the entire area that will be turned into the loft.
There will be many more pictures to come after the project is finished! We are really excited to have this entryway built. It has already opened up the upstairs so much. We can’t wait until it is finished!
Tomorrow, Troy and Weston will be here and I’m going to be giving them a tour of BYU campus. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do a decent job and convince Weston to come to school out here!
At some point, Nate, Michelle and Jenna will be coming down from up north to see Craig, Nate and Weston. It shall be interesting to have 7 adults and curious toddler in our disaster zone, but I’m excited to for everyone to have a chance to get together!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I just entered my last year at BYU. I will be going to school all year long but I will graduate in December and I just can't wait! I've finished all of my math classes, so I now have a mathematics minor. I'm finishing up my last few generals and also family life classes. As hard as school is, I really enjoy my courses, professors, and class mates, which will make this next year more bearable.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Our new doorstops so that we can cool the house off overnight and not have the doors slam shut at 3 am (and much less obtrusive than a chair).