August 7, 2009


Even though this week has been slow at work, the days have really flown by and I can't believe that it's already Friday! Fridays are, by far, my favorite day of the week! We actually aren't doing one thing this weekend and I'm so excited to be lazy! For the past 3 weekends we were working out behinds off to finish the bookcases, and although they still need work, the major stuff is done so I'm taking a break from them! Speaking of, I have pictures of the (almost) finished product! Sorry that the picture is kinda dark.

There they are! The window seat in the middle actually opens up for storage, which is something we desperately need, so that is my favorite part of the unit. We still need to fill nail holes and sand and paint a couple more times, and add baseboards and crown molding, but they are finished for the most part. We also need to get new blinds for that window. Ew, they look terrible on here! That window and the window in the master bedroom are the only ones in the house that do not have wood blinds. It's been like that since we moved in. I can't believe we've been there for over 2 years and haven't fixed that issue! Oh, and I'm repainting at some point, but I cannot find the color I have in my head. I've bought about 5 samples of paint and I don't like any of them! You should see the walls behind those bookcases, they are covered in samples of paint!

And when I finally do repaint, we are hoping to move the furniture around because we're bored with the layout. We are really wanting to get a sectional, but for the longest time we couldn't find exactly what we wanted. Then we were in Dillards the other day and I found the perfect one! It has a chaise on one end and I love it. But we weren't sure if it would fit, so I pulled out the floor plan that I drew when we first bought the house! Okay, I am extremely Type A, so when we tried to figure our furniture placement and stuff like that, I decided that the only way to really know what it would look like is if we drew it out. So I did just that. I even cut out little furniture pieces. I never knew that anyone else did that until I read on All things G & D that she does the same thing!! She even colors her furniture! I mean, look at that rug!! It made me feel better to know that I'm not the only one because Lee kind of looks at me like I'm crazy every time I pull out my graph paper. Here is the living room and what we are thinking of changing the furniture layout to:

Currently, the loveseat is where the sofa is on here, the sofa is where the tv is, and the tv is where the love seat is. The recliner is in the same place. I know you care deeply. The only thing I'm concerned about is the fact that there are 3 windows above where the sofa is on the picture, and I'm afraid that it will cause too much glare on the tv. That's something that we're just going to have to find out by trial and error.

You can see that I drew in the french doors and added the new bookcases. The opening at the bottom left is the entry to the kitchen. That space on the left looks really empty when you see it on here. When we bought the house, that was set up as a dining room, but the kitchen has a rather large eat-in area so we us that instead of taking up space in the living room.

And since we found a sectional we like, of course I had to see if it would fit, and it does!! Here is what it would look like with the sectional. I really want to get it but it's pretty pricey, and as you know, I turned my want button off, so I'm trying not to obsess about it :)

I also drew a floor plan of the office/'man room' that is currently under construction. We wanted to see what furniture we could fit in there and if the huge living room tv would fit. Clearly the loveseat would fit perfectly in there, so really, we need to get the sectional so that the man room has enough seating, don't you think? ;)

Did you watch SYTYCD last night?! Did you?! I did and I might have screamed and then cried (a lot) when they announced the winner :)


katandkarl said...

you: "...everytime i pull out my graph paper"

me: ::snickers::

That is pretty fucking (excuse me) cute.

katandkarl said...

also the shelves look fucking (excuse me) amazing.

apologies for my poor language in your comment section!!!!

{lauryl} said...

the shelves are awesome. um, i would pay you to build that shit for me and i am so serious. really, really serious. i put up floating shelves in my wee bungalow for my massive library, but someday i want an actual library room fully devoted to my books, with amazing built-in bookshelves just like the set you built. impressive.

Jax said...

And Eric may or may not also utilize graph paper.. just sayin.. haha.. On ikea, he designed an entire room (on their website) so we just had to go in and buy it all. It was comical.

Jax said...

OMG! Those shelves are slightly awesomesauce. By slightly, I mean come over and build me something... now. Gah, this makes me want a house so bad!!!! And yeah, I cried at SYTYCD!!!!!

And I kinda like Kat's potty mouth. That is all.

Kaitlin said...

The shelves looks so great! You guys want to come over and take care of our next carpentry project?! Progress always feels so good- hope you get to enjoy the finished product soon!!