Photo: Ain’t I a stinker? Focusing on the carpet when you only really care about the paint. So mean of me…
How long has it been, really?
It has all been such a blur. So, too, was the installation of the carpet in the playroom. The men were in at 3:20 and out by 4:30. They were just amazing. They had to use two pieces of carpet to cover the room with a seam in the middle but, for the life of me, I cannot see it.
But you don’t care about the carpet. You care about everything else. So here you are:
But, as I alluded to in my title, this is really just the beginning for this room.
First, and annoyingly, we have to re-prime and paint the baseboard of the room because the men scratched it to the wood when they were installing the carpet. The salesman warned me that this might happen, but I was really surprised that they went all the way down to the wood. Where I see just a few specks, my husband sees the entire baseboard in need of being redone. I’m trying to save him from himself, but he just won’t listen. So, awesome.
Second, we need to bring the toys back down into the playroom and come up with a system of organization that makes sense for everyone. Now that the couch is gone, the boys really have the fullness of the room. I am hoping that our current diaper-boxes will turn into an IKEA hack or something. Or even IKEA, as we still have a gift certificate that I’d like to use. It isn’t a huge sum, but enough to get us a bookshelf and some storage bins, I think.
Third, we need to soften up the room with some curtains (because, seriously, the sun is strong in there in the afternoons), pillows, and I have a dream of a tented reading nook. I recently located a JoAnn’s Fabrics and I can’t wait to go in there and shop around. We also have some old sheets and blankets that are in good enough condition to be upcycled into fort materials and maybe even cut up to make pillows. I’ve gotta get my hands on some batting and other fillers… hmm…
But in the meantime, the boys have their space back and I have my space back! I even have my husband back: I’ve been flying solo since Sunday. This means that I’m going to get the best sleep that I’ve had in a while tonight. I cannot wait!
I’m serious about the quotes: The window sills are prime places for some cool quotes and that wall is screaming for it. So, if you have a favorite quote from a book or from history or television or song, please share! I’m not saying everything is going up on the wall, but I am certainly looking for inspiration and I’d be grateful for suggestions!
My tasklist for the end of the week is monstrously long, which makes me sad. You know what else makes me sad? The realization that I’ve gotta go to my Brother-in-Law’s on Sunday. Good news for you? That’s right: In-law Post on Monday. Get pumped.
I’ve gotta go to the liquor store…
Quiet Thoughts on Friday. Amid the chaos, an interesting theme has emerged over the next couple days. I’ve had snippets brewing in my head all week…
See you then!