When I woke up this morning, our
guest room room full o' crap looked like this:
Hello, the nineties called, they'd like their halogen torchiere and Bondi blue iMac back. Oh, and there was the little matter of the excessive amount of musical gear and giant tubs full of the unknown.
By 11:30 p.m., the room looked like this:
There, now you can see the purple carpet, Ozarks-like paneling and the cheap plastic blinds I probably bought for $3.00 at Wal-Mart around the time we moved in. I didn't bother to vacuum because all of it is being ripped out and disposed of tomorrow.
Within the next week or so, this hideous room will be completely transformed into a room that we'll actually use. The flooring is going to be pre-finished bamboo. The paneling will be replaced by fresh sheetrock, which will be painted a rich amber color. The trim will be a glossy deep brick shade. You can't see the ceiling in this photo, but it's that horrid popcorn texture with glitter in it. They'll be scraping that off and bringing the ceiling into this century.
There's a closet in the room that I've having turned into a pantry with shelves for all the stuff that sits on my kitchen counters but doesn't really belong there.
The room will basically be a TV room/sitting room. When we have overnight guests (which is very seldom), they can stay in there. I'm planning to choose a couch that's comfortable enough for sleeping.
This room has been off-limits for the cats forever because it's the only room in the house that still has carpeting. They've been beside themselves with joy all day long because they finally got to go in there.
So that's this year's home improvement project. I haven't actually budgeted for the furniture, area rug or a TV for that room, but I'll worry about that when it's finished.