When we left off last I had talked about some updates we’ve done to the back patio. Let me tell ya…that patio was worth every pain in the A it caused! We spend SO much time out there. It’s Everly’s happy place so we spend most evenings with the kitchen door open coming and going. It’s been a while but we’ve actually turned our attention back to some additional improvements. For starters….a handrail going down the stairs….so you know, we won’t get sued for someone falling off.
It all started again when we were tricked into making some sketchy insurance claim over hail (long story. but the short version is some roofer scammed us into thinking we had hail damage and filing a claim and then it turns out we have NO hail damage) Our insurance company was super duper nice about the situation but when the insurance inspector came out he did happen to mention he “could drop our insurance all together for not having a hand rail on those stairs” [[insert oh Sh*t face here]]. He also said he wants to be invited to all our parties and when he comes back to one there better be a handrail. SO, this past weekend Blake drilled through ½ steel in TWENTY different places to get the posts up. Yall. my man. I don’t even know how he did it. I “helped” during Everly’s nap time which meant I basically sat there and squeezed motor oil onto the drill bit so it didn’t burn up. I learned an important lesson Saturday. When preparing a budget for working with steel you better have a gigantic portion allocated to drill bits.
Ok, this is not what this post is about. This post is about…….our new baby that I’m OVER HALF WAY DONE BAKING!
We are going to welcome a second baby girl to our home in late September. In the beginning when we talked about where to put a new baby I thought “I’ll figure that out later”. Now, I still think “I’ll figure that out later” but time is FLYING by! So we’ve decided to dedicate our guest room to one of the babies…or both babies. I don’t know. All I know is that I need to clean out the room and make it available for my ideas.
There is also a leak that we just shake our head out and cuss at under our breath.
We think we fix it, we don’t. repeat. We had a roofer come out and conclude it’s not the roof. So we think it’s the windows (this leak has a twin in the kitchen). Blake has caulked and caulked and caulked and caulked and caulked more. It’s infuriating that we cannot seem to stop this leak. But obviously there is no point in fixing the ceiling until we do. My plan is to tear it down and just sit in there during a rain storm and see what is happening. Blake hates this idea because it obviously would involve a huge mess but I see no other option. Anyways, this is also not even why I came here to blog.
I came to show you my ideas. First, this room has the smallest closet you’ve ever seen. It’s smaller than a telephone booth. Obviously with two girls we need more places to put all.the.dresses. So I found this image on Pinterest which is apparently some store in Europe.
I became totally obsessed with the thought of doing a built-in that I could merchandise up as the closet. I decided I needed $1000 (and a WHOLE lotta elbow grease) to create the above from this:
My mind stores a second category of ideas called “more attainable” and so I logged this picture below into that file and sent my mom the picture saying I needed an old china cabinet if she stumbled across one. This is not the first time I’ve used an old china cabinet as a closet…
Literally like two days later she sends me this picture and said she saw this in a thrift store but it’s wayyyyy bigger than the idea picture I sent her. I immediately had to have it. It was as though maybe my two photos could have a baby in the attainable department!
I took some measurements the next day and fell IN LOVE with all the storage. Ya’ll, it’s like a full size dresser on the bottom and then I have shelves up top as well as a place to hang some rods for ultimate merchandising of beautiful little girl things!
The best part was it was something like $290 less 25% off for senior day discount 🙂 (thanks Mom and Dad!) and then I offset it with $115 I made from selling the “primitive” desk I redid in this post so we got this thing for about $100…sounds way better than my $1000 plan 🙂 Obviously I’ll have to paint it white which is no small under taking but I’ve painted worse so it’s fine.
The vibe I’m thinking for the room is a minty green, peach, pink, light teal vibe. Everly’s spirit color was teal so whatever we choose needs to work with that. For some reason when I think of this baby I see peach and light pink.
Those initial hooks are on sale at world market right now! Go! Run! get yourself something special 🙂
Everly is still in the crib and she’s going to stay in the crib until she gives us obvious signs she’s ready to move to a twin bed. She does have this sweet little twin bed waiting on her when she’s ready though! I’m going to still put it in the room (along with a crib) in hopes she’ll learn to at least nap on it during the day. And also so I can put some flamingo sheets on it because will there ever be anything more adorable???. Please friends, if you love me, commit this bed to your mind and call me immediately if you ever see another like it. I’ve searched the internet high and low but haven’t had any luck so I need your help! I would love, love, love to have the girls have matching beds eventually! That oval space is calling for a fabric inset with a monogram…
Ok, yes, the reason I came here to blog tonight was really to send you all on a hunt for a matching bed. So now that everyone has their mission I can wrap up this too long post 🙂 happy hunting!