Demo Man

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Excuse me for gushing, but I really love our apartment. We live in a big, old house that's been subdivided into four small units and it's really perfect for us. It's in a quiet (almost quaint?) little neighborhood and it's surrounded by tall, tall trees that sprinkle acorns all around us. We're literally across the street from a park and a library and we have a pretty spacious porch where we grill three to four times a week.

We have hardwood floors and french doors and the whole place is pretty perfectly us. Over the past year, we've spent a lot of time on home repairs (accent walls, new light fixtures, etc.) and projects (a few bookshelves, an herb garden, an aquarium), and figuring out ways to fully utilize the small space we have.

Because, lovely as it is, it's cozy by most standards, with a bedroom, an office, a dining room and a living room, and the teeniest, tiniest kitchen and bathroom you've ever seen. And, up until this weekend, we had a small, unused sunroom that was, for all intents and purposes, a veritable chewtoy for Hudson. Yes, over months and months, Hudson managed to devour a good chunk of the wall. And door. And blinds. And since the tenants before us had chosen a wall color that I can only describe as putrid pumpkin, the small room had really become an eyesore that we shielded from visitors' prying eyes.

That is, until this weekend. Now that Baby Girl's arrival is imminent, we're moving Carl's office into the sunroom and transitioning the old office into her new nursery.

So, Carl, Renaissance man that he is, led this project and magically, in just two days, we've gone from this:

to this..

to this!

Vast improvement, no? 

Here are a few pics I snapped from last night...

the unassuming culprit

the hero

the paint

the process

the good stuff

I'll post pics of the completed room this evening. We've already painted the bench, so now we need to sweep and move the furniture in, and Carl's new office will be good to!


  1. Loving the life u both are creating!xoxo


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