Friday, March 24, 2006

Things are changing ...

Things are changing in our lives and I have to say that I'm hating it. My house is just a MESS and I can't stand it anymore. Here's the scoop:
We moved into this house almost 2 years ago. One of the reasons we bought it was because it was a 4 bedroom, meaning that the kids could each have their own room. And that was great for a while, but about 2 months ago the boys decided that they had enough of their own rooms and wanted to share again. And they've been sharing for 2 months and have loved it. But the extra bedroom has just gone to waste ... it wasn't a very usable space for the treadmill and extra TV and such. So now we've decided to change around the house.
The boys are staying in their shared bedroom which will eventually be painted. They wanted red but I think we're going to end up going with a blue, as red is such a dark color.
Carissa is moving into what was Tristan's bedroom. She, of course, can't have a blue room so we painted it yesterday. Only when it was painted it was a ghastly peach/salmon color. It was called "cheery". Not cherry like the fruit, but cheery like happy ... but believe me I was anything but happy. Looked adorable on the little paint chip and looked horrible in her room. It looked like someone had puked Pepto Bismol all over. I tried to just let it be but I hated it so much that I just couldn't stand it, so last night we painted over it with white and are trying a different shade of pink today. This one is called Pretty in Pink and I'm hoping that it's a more decent tone.
Anyways, Brian and I are moving into Carissa's old room and will have to repaint it, as we don't want to live in a half pink, half white room. We'll probably go for an outdoorsy green color.
We are making the master suite into a family room. This will work well because it has the sliding door to the back yard, more room for the treadmill and TV as well as the boys desk and such. Should be a much more usable room.
So that's it for the changes around the house, but for now everything is moved to let us paint and I HATE seeing junk everywhere. Ugh!


Linda said...

whoa...that's too much moving for me! I don't know if I could give up a master bedroom...the place we live now, Hannah's room is bigger than ours, but ours is the master, with more closet space, lol. NEED my closets.

Sounds like your hands are full for awhile...enjoy!

Carolyn F said...

Sounds like a great plan, but I feel for you working through the plan. GOod luck with it!

Catherine said...

Hate it when everything is in upheaval!

Bonni said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy for awhile but once you get it done, I'm sure you guys will be really happy

Anita said...

Isn't it amazing how one little project can balloon into an entire home improvement project!? LOL Enjoy switching rooms.