Monday, January 07, 2008

Incentive



So I may be going out on a limb to say that 08 will be the year for house projects but that is my hope. We seemed to wane on our enthusiasm for projects last year. Not that we did not want to be working on them but there were just so many other things on the list as well. It is always hard to motivate myself to just start in on painting or pulling wallpaper once Miss A has gone to bed. Not that any of this has changed but at least right now we have some incentive to get at least the den finished sometime soon.



For Christmas we received a wonderful lamp which will be the finishing touch in that room. We knew asking for it that we would not be able to install it until everything else was finished. I guess it was the right thing to do because all we want to do is get the room finished. It was hard enough opening the box knowing that we could just quickly look at it and then return it to its holding place. But that glance was enough incentive to get us moving on things again. Friday night we painted one of the walls gray, we still need to do the second coat of paint and then finish painting the rest of the room white. Then this weekend we found ourselves at a great store looking at flooring ideas. You see when we moved in the whole room was brown. Brown real wood paneling, brown shag rug, and a yellow glass covered light that casts the worst mood in that room. So out with the brown and in with the light. Everyone things we are crazy for making the room white and we vary well may be but at least it is a big step away from brown. We had thought we were going to put in a floating floor but now we are milling over the idea of carpeting again. Who knows all I know is that the decisions need to be made or we may never get to put that Christmas present to good use. I will say that even in its half finished state the room already looks much better then the images we took when contemplating buying the place. Just look at that den and the rest of the house for that matter. I guess looking at those images is a nice reminder of what we have accomplished so far.

5 comments:

grace said...

Oh I have the motivation. But do I have the funds/time available?...never. I've got to get these things lined up correctly. /but I'm postponing until after #2 arrives. That way I can be more realistic. You're place is surely looking up since house hunting. Nice find might I add. Good luck on the projects.

beki said...

We're just now getting our motivation back, but at times, it's awful hard to muster! Once we get our kitchen in order, I havea feeling that I'm not going to have the energy for much else. We'll see...

Tracy said...

fanatastic lamp. looks like the perfect incentive. i find this kind of motivation works wonders ;)

Felicia said...

What a totally groovy lamp.

Jessica said...

Woah - just looked at the "before" pictures. You guys have worked a miracle! If you need a bit more incentive, we'd be happy to be your work/child care crew one of these days. Ben will do just about anything for beer ; )