June 18, 2012 - we closed on our dream house after quite the struggle to sell our condo and find a new home. We were living in John's mother's old apartment (in a 55+ community...) while we were house hunting, and 75% of our belongings had been in the moving company's warehouse since January.
June 20, 2012 - moving day!!! We decided the Reading Room would be a nursery someday, and over time it became the dusty storage room. We kept the door closed because I didn't want to see all of our junk.
June 29, 2012 - the hardwood floors in the house were stripped and refinished. They went from drab to fab :)
April 10, 2013 - we saw the RE for the first time. The door stayed firmly shut on the Should-be-a-Nursery as it was too painful to think of the shouldas and wouldas. Every BFN and failed cycle opened the wound.
|The Should-be-a-Nursery quickly became a catch-all|
|So much stuff...|
|Look at all the work we did in one day!!|
|John & I made a super team. He rolled the paint, and I cut the room.|
July 21, 2014 - we learned how to install new baseboards!
August 1, 2014 - I started searching for the perfect chair to relax in. We already have four recliners in the family room, but I wanted something that would rock or move. So I found a stunning white glider with gray damask on eBay. Only problem was that it was astronomically expensive!!! A few weeks later, I found a knock-off at Target.com!! And was able to get the matching ottoman for cheaper than just the chair on eBay!!!
September 14, 2014 - the chair and ottoman were delivered earlier in the week, and we moved it in! Looks perfect!! This room is now declared the Reading Room!
September 20, 2014 - decorating!!! I got a fancy crystal lamp and mirror accent table... Completely not my usual style, but wow!! I love it!!
|I guess I'm fancier than I realized! I was texting Renee from the store and she reassured |
me that the lamp & table were perfect. I'm glad she did, because WOW!! I love it!!
|This mirror will look fabulous... now, where to put it??|