Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inching towards the finish.

It seems like forever - and it was over a year ago - that Little Miss slept in the converted co-screamer/playpen in the back hall closet. And that there WAS a back hall that was nothing BUT closets (Cue chorus of "In The Ghetto").IT was early in 2008 that we took the sawsall and the sledge and wrecking bar and got to work. It was ugly, remember? The "former people", who constructed structural walls and ran wiring like they were building a children's playhouse built crappy little closets like they were constructing the Gold Repository at Fort Friggin' Knox.But he hammered and bashed and sawed and cleared out the nasty little cluttered closet space...(note the dead Christmas tree - we put everything into that skip)...and even had some fun doing it.Slowly Little Miss' bedroom began to look less like a mess of closets and more like an actual place where a cute little girl could cuddle in her big-girl bed.In March, Brent helped the hell out of us taking down the siding and......installing the new windows, so now it REALLY began to look like a little bedroom.Everybody got to work and put up insulation and hung drywall (ugh - drywall!)Even the Grandpa helped install the lovely new corner windows to make the room bright and cheerful.And so they did!We took down the old texture off the existing drywall and matched the new and the old sheetrock.And, meanwhile, were still hauling off loads and loads of debris and wood waste to the dump...And then we primed the walls,and painted. We got the tongue-and-groove ceiling up, and Mojo and her dad rolled on the adorable tropical blue wall color...and suddenly, it really looks like a little girl's bedroom, doesn't it?And the best part is when our little girl toddles down to the end of the hall and looks around and announces proudly; "Maxine's room!"

Yes, it's your room, baby girl. Soon now. Very, very soon.

5 comments:

walternatives said...

BRAVO! Thanks for this re-visit, seeing the progress all at once. Well done, y'all!

Meghan H said...

I bow at the altar of your home improvement skill! Great job, all of you!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful job you've all done. This will indeed be a cozy and light space.

atomic mama said...

That's fantastic, and looks great - congrats!

Anonymous said...

That's sweat equity!

-Barry