Friday, January 28, 2011

Home Office/Guest Room Progress Pics

Here is the nasty dry rot and floor damage.

 We cut more drywall away and removed the hardwood and subfloor.
Thanks honey!  You're the BEST!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Well, things are pretty much at a stand still in the office, so I've been online today searching for inspiration.  I also painted my nails.  My hands look nice and that's my kind of makeover!

Here's some inspiration...loving the painted trellis walls...

cg lattice painted wall Centsational Girl

Pottery Barn
I bought a paint color similar to this.  I'm really liking the old french country inspiration and all the whites.

So many possibilities!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Home Office/Guest Room part 2

Be careful what you wish for!

My husband had the day off on Friday the 21st so he thought it was the perfect time to replace the closet door with the 30" one.  When he removed the door and widened the frame, he noticed dry rot!  SO...we pulled up the carpet to see how much damage there actually was. The sub floor was crumbling away and so were the bottom sections of the 2x4 framing.  We had to remove the original hardwood flooring from the closet and about 2 feet from the closet into the room to get all the dry rot taken care of.  We replaced the sub-floor and while it was out, were able to re-wire the closet so it could support all our computer needs...we're putting all the desk stuff in the closet.

Our really good friend does hardwood floors for a living, and does an amazing job, so we had him come over and assess the situation.  He convinced us to do the office, the hall, and front room/dining room too!  What a project this is turning out to be!  All we wanted was to widen the door by 6 inches... YIKES!!! 

When I can figure out how to get pictures onto my husbands laptop I'll post them.  Crazy stuff.

OH, AND BE CAREFUL OF THESE 3 LITTLE WORDS...MIGHT AS WELL.  They are dangerous words.  I wanted to put the office in the closet, so MIGHT AS WELL widen the door.  The floor didn't seem right so MIGHT AS WELL rip out the carpet.  The hardwood floor had to be fixed so MIGHT AS WELL refinish the floor in the office but if you're going to do that then MIGHT AS WELL do the whole stinking house!

BEWARE OF "MIGHT AS WELL"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the door is still not installed!  Slow and steady wins the race? ;o)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home Office/Guest Room Makeover

 Here are the disgusting BEFORE pictures.  It's not exactly a true 'before' because I already started tearing through papers and pulling things out to declutter, but you get the idea.  It's a very non-functional room.   But boy I have big plans!

 All the office supplies are in this tall cupboard opposite the desk.
 The closet door is currently 24" so it's getting widened to 30".  My husband surprised me last night by bringing home a pre-hung 30" door from The Home Depot!!! Ahh, true love!
Stay tuned for the progress and after pics.