I’m sorry I’ve held back. I’m super in love with the floors. I clean my kitchen and vacuum every night so it looks all shiny. I don’t have to dodge doors while walking in and out of the house (I never even knew I did that). But things have been a little nutso around here.
I’m not gonna act like I’m the first person living through a renovation, or the first person with three kids living through renovation. And I’m NOT COMPLAINING. But it’s tough! Doug took a week off and is now left to finish the rest of it with any spare time he has. And with two biz-ness trips, and long hours, it’s been slow goin’ folks. I feel like we’re in a 2 br apt without the family room. I guess I could learn how to do it? No, I won’t do that...
BUT! our foyer looks a little like this:
Doug and his brother Daniel built the railing and they did an AMAZING job. That thing is so sturdy!
My dad came over and helped build us some wider stairs. We’re gonna go with the stained steps/white risers look, and have wood flooring down here in the foyer as well.
Ultimately, we decided to not go the built in route. I love using these wine crates as shoe storage, so why not give them a comfy top and make em a bench?
Here’s a little mock-up for ya. See that black shelf/hook combo? It’s gone. Getting out of there. That space will be so much wider as a result! We’ll put some hooks down here on one of the walls.
The balcony will be perfect for playing Rapunzel, Romeo & Juliet, and belting out songs from Evita (thanks, Mark for that one!). Or throwing toys, that game works too. 🙂
I guess we could work around the furniture when putting up trim and finishing things up, buuut I’m making things difficult. You see, almost as soon as we painted the kitchen, I’ve wanted to change the color of the kitchen.
so to do that, we have to change the color of the whole family room and foyer (see picture below). Probably would have been a good idea to decide on that BEFORE we had the floors in (oops), but it’s a good thing we decided before the trim was in, no? 😉 I’m leaning towards Martha’s Sharkey Gray.
So our family room furniture is still in our front room and basement, and our family room is filled with tools, boxes of flooring, and no furniture. We’re using this couch in here, I’m adding accents of butter yellow, wood, white, and robin’s egg blue. And I’m on the hunt today at the best neighborhood garage sale EVER for some accessories and swanky comfy chairs. Two of them.
So while it’s far from an after, it’s definitely much better than the before!