Let me take you back about 5 1/2 years ago, I was pregnant with the boy and we were redoing our bonus room above the garage. Exciting I know!
We did the majority of the work ourselves to help save money. Basically when we moved in to our home the room above our garage was storage space, it looked kind of like this....
Not ours but close.
We insulated, hung drywall, painted, ran electrical and added a new window.
(By we, I mean my hubby and his friend, I am a touch pregnant at this point but I did paint)
Anyway, my hubby decided to run some wires from the basement all the way up to the bonus room for the computer. Now, the bonus room is just above the garage, not the whole house, so he needed to go into the "attic" in order for the lines to be able to be reached and hooked up right, blah blah blah...I don't really understand that stuff so I just took my little flashlight, went to the basement and waited for him to feed the wires down through the walls and into the holes that he drilled into the basement ceiling.
So there I stand, flashlight in hand, waiting for this wire to come down for me to grab and pull through....
I then faintly hear some yelling and screaming.
Not knowing what was taking so long, I went upstairs to the main floor, turned into the family room and saw this.....
YUP, that would be my hubby's foot through my family room ceiling!!!!
with this all over the floor.
Was I mad you ask???
Actually, I burst out laughing!!!!
I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants (after of course asking if hubby was ok, which he was)
I couldn't even believe that this happened!
Well, needless to say it was a good thing that we did a lot of the work in the bonus room ourselves because we needed that money to hire someone to patch the hole!
There was no way we were attempting that!
Fast forward to now, the ceiling is patched and looks great but you can still see a ring around where they fixed it because we couldn't match the paint exactly and I wasn't painting a ceiling at 5 months pregnant!
So that brings me to my next big project....
My family room!
Right now it currently looks like this..
various shades of white scattered here and there to see how it looks in different parts of the room during different times of the day.
I have no idea what colors they are but I did settle on a color thanks to my friend Kat who suggested Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
It is not too bright white but not too cream either.
I really love it!
Below are a few of my inspiration pictures. I am really looking to "beach up" my family room a bit more, create a cottage feel.
This project is going to take me a while I think!
I am starting with the ceilings and will work my way down to the floors.
Mostly it is painting and then with the help of my mom and dad,
(thank you mom and dad!)
we will no longer have to live on sub-flooring!
So hopefully you will bare with me on this journey and I am sure that I will be needing your help along the way!!
I will show you some before, during and after pictures, I know, you are so excited about that, to show you my progress. :)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
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