Thursday, July 26, 2007

Let The Remodelling Begin

We are getting ready to remodel two rooms in our house! I'll clarify. 'We' hired a general contractor who will be remodelling our rooms. I used 'we' loosely. 'We' don't have the skilz or patience for a diy job right now.

We have a sitting area off our master bedroom that we use as an office and a library and computer room. We are going to put up a wall between our room and the office and open it up to the common hallway. I am so excited for this wall. It has been rather annoying having to look at a disorganized mess of an office. Our master bedroom is a very large room so I won't mind at all that we are losing the space. Eventually we plan on creating a nice sitting area in our master. I can already imagine the peace and quiet of my new bedroom area.

















One wall of the new room will look similar to this only there will not be a door. We will have an entire wall of built-in bookshelves!! I imagine we will have a children's section and a few baskets and knick knacks along with our books.






















I saw these baskets at Pottery Barn yesterday. The small square one will fit perfectly on our new shelves and help with storage.



















We also ordered two of these babies from Lane!!!! Or something very similar anyway. We chose black. We thought it would be a nice contrast to the white built-ins. I can hear myself snoring already. :) See how the chair is situated in the first picture above? That's what we're going to do in our room.

My husband would be upset with me if I failed to mention the canned and tract lighting, the HD Vizio television and surround sound audio system. There. I mentioned it. No pictures.

The other room that we are remodelling is the girl's bathroom. Maybe I'll write about that tomorrow.

12 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

I love the wall of bookshelves.
I am going to do that some day!!!

Totally exciting!

That black chair reminds me of dad :o)

sis' cindy :) said...

Oh Boy...wait until Susie reads this...she will be down helping you decorate!!!! AND, she is good at it!!

I immediately thought of Dad and his black chair...which, I think the twin sister has?!!??

Janet said...

Yes! Sue is an amazing decorator. When I redo my kitchen I should fly her down here to help.

You're right, twin sister has Dad's chair.

Donna Boucher said...

Does twin sister have mom's ring yet?

twin sister said...

hello, you're talking about as if I'm not here...

I have and love Dad's chair, it is where I do a lot of reading out loud!!! it has the fur pillow on it, which Spencer wishes he could sleep with

I will be digging through boxes of baskets for Janet's shelves, I'm sure I have a few that will be perfect

and, I get the ring soon, joy!!

Janice, a sis said...

Janet,
Are the shelves gonna be white??

have you met Jesus at the paint counter, yet?

Donna Boucher said...

he he he

Lynn is going to love that comment.

sis' cindy :) said...

I forgot about "the ring". Oh my, that was a stress transfering that to AZ!! Do you wear it?

I was just with Susie at Keith's store choosing end tables for the nest! I actually, picked them before she got there and she approved!!!! One of the tables is for my bedside and it it PINK!!

Anonymous said...

yeah, Pink, GIRL POWER!!!

Janet said...

Yes, the shelves are going to be white with crown moulding at the top. They should look almost identical to the shelves in the picture.

I haven't met Jesus at the paint counter YET. But I did ask my neighbor the color of her walls. Benjamin Moore Corn Silk. It is a buttery yellow. I'm going to try to get to ACE today.

Anonymous said...

O.K. Cindy's talking about me again. I know I'm trying to
ru(i)n her life. he he not really. Her apt is darling! LOVE the bookshelf. I have been asking for a set of bookselves for my bedroom for years. I think we're going to have them built too. Remember the ones at 4215? I loved that wall. I can picture your setup now. Sounds like you have a good start. Can't wait to hear about the girl's room. I'll bet they don't choose pink. Only a mother of boys would do that! Your travels to the canyon lookd fun. No rattlers I hope. Did you hear I saw John Mayer and Eric Clapton in NYC on GMA? Yippe, it was a blast. Sister Sue.

Janice, a sis said...

How is the remodeling going??