Don't worry, no swine flu here. I've got the cleaning/nesting bug BAD! For those of you who know me (which is hopefully everyone who reads this blog) knows that I am close to if not the world's biggest clean freak. Well get this clean freak pregnant and watch out! Poor Chris doesn't know what is going on. I am cleaning everything, washing everything, organizing, throwing out, giving away, selling...etc. Whew. I don't think I've sat down once this past week. I have been so busy going though this house (which is pretty tidy already) and making it perfect. Perfect for our baby that is. On Monday night I took all of the hanging clothes out of Chris' closet and transferred them to his new closet (in the office). His old walk in closet is in Kate's room and we are tearing the whole thing out and are going to make it all built-ins. Last night we went through the rest of his clothes and got rid of 2 trash bags full and transferred the rest in his new organizational bins. So much work! We are going to tear the cabinets that are in there now out this weekend, then scrape the closet ceiling and paint it before the built ins and all her new clothes go in! And come next month...we're going to move out the furniture that is in the nursery and start getting it ready for our little girly girl! I can hardly wait!! I am such a planner and love to be organized. I'm ready! All of her furniture is in, we're picking it up on Saturday. We weren't going to order it until next month but the line that we love is changing so we ordered it. It's gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all put together! I can't believe that our little Kate is going to be here in 5 months! Holy cow!!
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr