Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hot home remodel, the final stretch

So, life gets in the way all too often, leaving me little time to get out my Hot Confidence.  There are entries swimming around in my head just dying to get out, and before I know it, weeks have gone by.

One thing that's been taking up a bit of our time is the guest room remodel.  I say "a bit" of our time because, well, let's be honest - Hot Dad and I both work, we have two kids, and there's only so much time in a day.  And weekends are never long enough.  And I am a runner.  And the rest of the house keeps calling, "Hey, a little help over here!".

We dedicated May as our month to complete a total remodel of this room.  In January we did a "remodel" in our unfinished basement {read: lipstick on a pig style}, and we did something in the basement every day of the month with the exception of maybe two week nights.  We reorganized, painted, moved furniture, and basically made a functional space out of a basement which hadn't been utilized the way it could be.  After that project, I figured we could spend our May doing one thing in the guest room each day.  Why not?  The basement was a much bigger project, why couldn't we get a small bedroom painted and put back together in 31 days?

Why not?  Life.  Life happens.  The kids get invited here or there.  We get invited here or there.  Time just slips by.  We made good progress despite parts of the new bed being delivered broken and some other mishaps toward the end of May.  It's now the end of June and it's *so* close to being done!  The replacement pieces for the bed just arrived today so we are that much closer to having the room closer to done. 

Here are the latest pics of the room.

The paint turned out better than I imagined (corner where the bed will go)

Yes, Elfa systems are easy to install


No, Elfa systems are not THE easiest, let's not get ahead of ourselves, but I wouldn't pay to have someone install it

It's a mess, but the system is on the wall!

The kids got to help assemble the bed

They each got out their tool sets and helped Mommy put the bed together


The (top) bed assembled.  Trundle to be assembled soon, now that the replacement pieces are here!



 More updated pictures to come.  Not pictured: closet doors, window and door trim, and better arranged desk/shelving.  I can't wait for it to be DONE!