Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doing my homework.

Design*Sponge at Home. So many ideas!

Even though it's only a two hour time change between Boston and where my in-laws live, I still feel exhausted from our almost two weeks in a different time zone.  And that day-long travel with Alice?  She did as well as expected but by the time we reached our apartment at 6PM, we were both pooped.  I'm glad I won't be doing that Boston to Edmonton flight ever again.

Most likely.

With our move date less than two weeks away and with boxes mounting in the corners of our apartment, it's starting to hit me hard that we are moving back to Salt Lake City at the end of the month.  Excited is the first emotion that comes to mind followed quickly by panic as I think about all we need to do before the movers arrive on the 26th.  And then there is all the work to be done on our loft!  Luckily the floors will be finished by the end of the week and then hopefully we'll get the permanent wall put up soon thereafter.  The movable wall will be the next major project and once we pick a pattern and translucency, it'll take 3 to 4 weeks for it to arrive.

Who knows how long it will take to install but you better believe I'll be pushing for it to go up ASAP as sharing a room with Alice will get old quickly, I imagine.

But back to being excited for our move.  A few years ago I bought a book by the blogger Design*Sponge on all things home improvement and do-it-yourself.  And that book has been collecting dust since just a few days after I bought it.  Until yesterday!!  As I was packing up books, I found it and started flipping through its pages and then began making bookmarks with ideas I loved for out loft.

It's hard for me to see the big picture when it comes to home design and decorating and I often find it difficult to describe the look and style I want for our home.  So to better get my vision across to our interior designer, I'm doing my homework and taking notes on ideas I like for tile and a vanity in our bathroom, wallpaper for Alice's room, headboard and side tables for the master bedroom, a gas line and a grill for our balcony, new paint and a wall treatment in the hallway, dining room table with chairs and, and, and... the list goes on.

Maybe I'm naive as this is my first home improvement project, but we plan to have it all done by the end of this year.

Unrealistic?!  I sure hope not.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear you & Alice made it home in one piece! Having a toddler sleep in your room is totally do able. Lulu slept in our room while we were away and she went to sleep fine & slept well during the night, it was just the mornings that were tough, there was no playing in her cot while we had a half hour lie in (as may happen frequently at home). She could pop her head over the cot & see us. 'You guys are right there, no hiding from me!' My only tip is to rig something up so Alice can't see you in the loft while she's trying to go to sleep. We stuck Lulu in the doorway of the hotel room & hid on the bed as that wasn't in her eyesight from the door way.

    I think that 5 months should be fine for your renovations, not that I have ever done one before. We're hoping our renovations will be done in a year & that's a house, so loft renos should be quicker. Good luck with the interior designer, I have trouble explaining what I want to the hairdresser, I'd have no hope with an interior designer


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