I have been.... gasp.... cough..... back of hand to forhead..... dieting. Sort of! I mean, I'm not really dieting as much as I am depriving myself of all the really good food in life. Like Girl Scout cookies. I didn't realize when I ordered all 10 boxes that I would be trying to cut back by the time they arrived. This is for the birds!
Now, wanted to just leave you with a few photos of the remodel we did in our attic.
The old carpet and the "tear out" portion of the redo.
This is the before before... meaning before there was ANYTHING, there was attic.
That gray door was the old attic door. Now it's a nice four foot opening.
And Liam sleeps in here. We call it Lego land because it's where he plays Lego. And his cave where he sleeps!
More shots of the cave. I couldn't get far enough away to get a shot all at once.
This is the Lego land portion. I know it looks like the ceiling is plywood, but it's actually bead board.
Connor's side is decorated in a cowboy theme. Which came in handy because my dad is a cowboy so we had lots of "props" from his house. These were his boots when he was a kid. They are now decor on Connor's bookshelf. The stuffed shirt (pillow) behind the boots was also my dads as a kid.
These holsters were my dad's. The horseshoe hook they are hanging on is one my dad made a while back to use as a hat rack for the nursery, but it works out perfectly for a holster hanger too! :)
I bought this old license plate from a junk dealer. I don't know if you can see it, but there are two little rodeo themed lapel pins on the cowboy pillow.
The curtain that is hung on Connor's bedroom entrance was actually the curtain on my dad's windows when he was a kid. They are "Roy Rogers". The hankie that's tied around it was also my dad's. It's Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. The little red chair looks so cute in there next to the Rodeo poster.
As a result of our upstairs redo, there is NO furniture downstairs except for our dining room table. We moved all the old living room furniture up to what used to be the shared bedroom of the little boys. Now that their beds are in the former attic, we have a "play room" with a TV and the video games so the adults have reclaimed the downstairs! Praise be!
That's the last of the exciting home tour until after the downstairs furniture arrives. Hope you enjoyed seeing how a big family can cram themselves into EVERY SQUARE INCH of a three bedroom house! :) I really believe that if we need any more space, we'll either have to move up to the big attic (with the pull down stairs) or we will officially have to get a new house. :(