Thursday, April 11, 2013

After, After, After

I'm officially annoyed with myself that I didn't take a before picture of my living/play room, you know, before. I never think of these things until it's just too late and while I feel like I must have a picture somewhere in all these files of what it looked like the last time I reorganized the toys, I've been hunting for like 10 solid minutes and haven't found one.



Here is the after picture.
My father-in-law and I built that whole shelving unit! I must say, I am quite proud of myself. I'm also insanely grateful to Bill for loaning me his drill press, and miter saw, and sander, and nail guns, and air compressor, and spending days over here teaching me and working to make my design happen.

Once again it didn't occur to me to take a picture before I started putting all the boys' stuff on the shelves, but I caught myself halfway and took down what I had already put on the right side for a kind of side-by-side "after" plus "after-after"...
As I was saying, I am very well pleased with the way my project turned out. I'm psyched about my new window seat and excited to use the room for home therapy and preschool for the boys. The paint job was done by me, and not a professional, so I'm going to need to touch up the beige on the walls where the white got away from me, but I may use that as an excuse to paint the room a different color. Like blue. Or yellow. Hmm. We'll see.

Of course, I'll also need to finish organizing things onto the shelves and work to find homes around the house (or out of the house) for the rest of the stuff that doesn't fit in this area.

Like this pile I've only begun to sort through.
You could consider this shot a "before" but it's really still part of the "after." As in after I spent 3-4 weeks building bookcases in the playroom and after I spent the entire evening sorting and organizing that playroom, this is what my dining room looks like.

w00t. *Smile*


  1. Absolutely LOVE this!! What a beautiful result and an amazing accomplishment! You have gained a new skill to add to your ever growing resume!

  2. I remember the before!!! ...and this is absolutely awesome! Looks wonderful!

    I miss you all!! I hope you remember me :)

    1. Of course we remember you! I hope you've been checking the blog sometimes so you know Alexander said his first real word! He says "Go" now :-)