Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter House Project

I'm taking on a big challenge in the next few weeks. I've been meaning to do this for months, and it's finally all coming together. We're turning the long-neglected upstairs playroom into Duncan's bedroom, and Duncan's current bedroom will become our office.

This is a big space, larger than his current bedroom. Jesse's bedroom is the other half of the upstairs. Since he's away at college, we figured this was the right time for the move. The only thing this room is used for now is for Jesse's friends to crash in when he's home on break (thus the pile of sleeping bags in the middle of the room). We actually have an entire guest apartment for them to sleep in (with a bed), so I don't feel too badly about taking away their guest suite.

Most of the junk in the photo will be tossed out. We bought paint today, and I'm hoping to get the first coat on tomorrow. Duncan picked "cosmos blue" for the ceiling and "antiquarian gray" for the walls.

And I'm getting an office! I haven't even really processed what that means for my life. Partly, this means that all the paperwork on our kitchen counters will be moved into an actual office, perhaps into actually drawers and bins. And I think I'll even be able to put up—and keep up—my sewing machine. And have a quiet place to write and a comfy chair for conversations.

After we get Duncan all moved into his new bedroom, I'll post photos of his current room, which will be the office. I am kind of excited about that room a complete overhaul!

But first, I have a whole lot of wall to paint, starting tomorrow!

Linking up at 52 Weeks of Organizing at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


  1. What a great project for you guys. I can't wait to see your progress throughout the weeks.

  2. We had a similar project a couple years ago. The room over the garage was a dumping ground. We finally bit the bullet, cleaned it up and doubled the play area. It may a big difference to have two play areas.

  3. I just love how rearranging furniture or a fresh coat of paint on the wall makes a space more fun to live in...

    Good luck with your changes!

  4. I'm participating in the 52 weeks of organizing project, too. I was reading through the other links this week and discovering lots of new bloggers and was a bit startled to find a blogger I already know!

    That's a great idea. I'll be looking forward to the after photos.


  5. I know how you feel. After the grueling decision to let my middle child go live with her dad and my older daughter, we were left with an empty room. We moved my younger daughter into the bigger room, and made her old room my sewing/craft room. You'll love having the extra space :) Can't wait to see what you do with both rooms :)

  6. Great project - we're doing a lot of reorganization this winter too... Cyrus is also getting a new bedroom! And chose a similar blue. I have a lot of painting to look forward to. Good luck with yours!

  7. How exciting for you! Good luck with your project, can't wait to see it done :)



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