Two Steps Back

Sunday, June 23, 2013

When you walk through the front door of my house, there's a stairway that leads to the only room we have upstairs.  It's a big bedroom with a full bathroom attached and two nice sized closets.

It's prime real estate for teenagers!  And I have 2, so when we moved in to this house, we let the oldest daughter choose her bedroom first.  Naturally she chose the penthouse suite upstairs.

But things have changed - and quickly.  My oldest daughter moved out a month or so ago as she is just finishing up Cosmetology School and has left our little nest. 


Which means the upstairs private bedroom and bathroom is up for grabs, and my 14 year-old is eager to claim this space as her own.  And that's fine, but there's a glitch.  She doesn't like anything girly - particularly the hot pink walls chosen by daughter #1.

And that means this big  room that I painted pink for the oldest daughter now has to be repainted - in white - for the youngest daughter.  And that's not the only project we have going down.  





There is furniture painting involved.  Mostly inherited pieces that are getting freshened up.

And all of this means that the new flooring project I had hoped to to work in our living room, dining room and foyer is moving a little farther down the list.


BUT, there's a silver lining to this musical rooms situation.  I plan to claim the soon to be vacant bedroom on the main level for my office!!!   As soon as the upstairs bedroom gets repainted, the living room and dining room get repainted, and the new flooring gets installed. 

Yeah, that shouldn't take long, right?


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15 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

We are just getting into that stage of musical rooms with our oldest off to college this Fall, fun and games! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve with these transformations!!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

A week should do it!!!!
The best part, the plan is ideal! The fun part is the adventure getting there!

Julie at Monkeygrasshill.blogspot.com said...

thank goodness our kids can always come up with projects to keep us busy. Because you don't have anything else to do --right?.... It'll be fun though.

pam {simple details} said...

Wow! What fun projects on your list, Kim, I can't wait to see how you two transform the furniture!

Kim said...

I love the shift ... and yes, you can get this DONE!! Have fun re-creating the space for daughter #2! xo

sharon smith said...

Hahaha your post is great! How many people I know right now with musical bedrooms please raise your hands. In the long run I think you will really enjoy having an office. When you get exhausted, keep your eye on the prize. I can't wait to see what you do with each room.
Sharon
@novaraway

Ashley said...

You have your hands full, Kim! I hope you're not the only one painting around your house.

Heather (love your space) said...

I have just beenrealizing that there's no "shopping" left to finish the current pkhase of my house (with two minor exceptions), it's all WORK! Sewing, painting, stripping, finishing....ugh. BUT. It will be so nice to feel finished for a while. Good luck!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love your plan! You can do it!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Hahha, no that won't take long at all! That is some spread for a 14yo. My daughter would love that space, too.

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Sounds like you have some exciting projects going on. Enjoy!
Thanks, Patty

Andrea said...

Wow, you have your hands full indeed! But what fun, and I cannot wait to see what you do!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

faye said...

hhmm...
i can't wait what the room will look like.:)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

busy lady! Love musical rooms. Can't wait, sort of, for my son to move out so I can redo his room.
xo Nancy

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh, big changes going on! I love the hot pink but can't wait to see how you change it up for your younger daughter! Lucky for her that she has you for a mom!!!