This past weekend all of my upstairs dreams started coming true! Kevin came on Friday and he and G just super duper busted a move on getting stuff done! His plan of attack was to fully finish one room at a time (flooring, painting, redoing trim etc) so when we were finished we would have a completed upper floor. This is a great plan because we were able to stop moving some of the stuff from the second floor to the main floor, so we could maintain some living space for the weekend. They started with the guest room. I arrived home from work on Friday to hear a magical conversation---"where shall we put the closet"? As in, they were building a closet. *heavenly chorus of angels singing here* So the plan evolved from "let's put down the flooring" to "let's totally finish the upstairs".This is something that I thought we would be working on over the winter, but thanks to two very dedicated hard working Walsh men...it looks like it is going to just take a little over a week! Adding the closet meant that it took a little bit longer than they originally thought to do the spare room, but having a gorgeous built in closet/more storage upstairs really is oh so worth it. Garret put the finishing touches on the room last night (sealing the floor, painting the trim and one more coat of paint on the walls) and today Kevin is finishing off the inside of the closet. The satisfaction will be short lived I am sure as now everything from our bedroom has to get moved into the spare room as they start construction on our room this afternoon! The added bonus is that we get to have more couch sleepovers and watch TV while we fall asleep. Still novel and fun..let's see how much longer we enjoy it.
[caption id="attachment_965" align="aligncenter" width="388"] We are trying out for an episode of "Hoarders: The Dining Room edition"[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_966" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Partly done floors and no closet[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_969" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Kevin starting the closet framing[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_970" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Shop Vac'ing off all the dust and wood[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_972" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Our slightly skewed iPhone representation of our most amazing gorgeous spare room[/caption]
G has been really good about taking pictures through the process and with the iPhone panorama ap he was able to get a pretty good view of the whole room. Once we get our furniture back in here it I will post another picture. We got some gorgeous bedding as a wedding gift and it is going to look gorgeous in here with the new paint (and snazzy floor)
*ed note: I just was rereading as I posted and noticed I said "gorgeous" about 35 times in this post. Cant help it it's how I feel!