*Picture of the day: Kole and his buddy poolside with root beer floats – livin’ the good life. :)
Ahhh summer. Moms.. how are you holding up? Are you all hanging in there? Two days ago I had to go to the doctor for an MRI. (Dealing with re-occuring knee issues I’ve had since I was 10 years old.) The guy administering the MRI told me that he was sorry, but I’d have to put on some headphones and lay still for 30 minutes.. 15 minutes for each knee. I said “Sorry? You’re sorry? I have 3 kids and we’re in the middle of summer. 30 minutes of headphones and laying still doing absolutely nothing sounds amazing. Don’t be sorry.. it will be the highlight of my week!”
And it was. It felt so good. I just zoned out, let my thoughts wander and almost fell asleep. Talk about relaxing! I was seriously sad when it was over. I told him it was the closest thing to a spa treatment I was going to get for a while and I’d see him next week please.. same time same place? Ha. :) I love summer. But it’s exhausting and I’m tired.
Part of the reason I’m tired (aside from the usual summer shenanigans with my kids) is because of a little project I’ve got going on that is occupying a lot of brain power. Remember the extra room next to our playroom? You can see more pics of it and my organized attic in this post from a couple years back.
When we built our house we planned for this space to be a theatre room. At one point during building we were going to finish it, but we knew it was a room that would take a lot of planning and we were so overwhelmed with all of the other decisions going on that we decided to leave it alone, get settled in the new house, buy a couch or two and tackle it later.
And now it’s later. :)
My husband and I went back and forth on this room so many times and had totally different ideas of how it would look. I really wanted it to just be like a second family room more than a theatre room. I didn’t want the stacked rows of seats – I like comfy and cozy and just wanted one big couch. I also would have been fine with a large TV instead of a projector and screen. My husband had dreams of making this space more “theatre like.” Finally we met in the middle and decided that I would take over the room layout and all design decisions while he would handle all things audio, electrical and technical. So basically this room will consist of a large comfy couch (with cute throw pillows of course) and a projector/projection screen.
And popcorn. We both agreed on the popcorn. ;)
These pictures are early on getting everything taped out the way we sketched it.
Soon after it was go time and the couch and crib had to leave!
And this is what our theatre room looks like at the moment!
So maybe there’s a little more going on than just a couch and projector.
If I’m designing a room you better believe molding will be involved. ;) I’m in my happy place with where this room is going!
While this project is only one room, it has been so time consuming. A lot to figure out – especially with all of the electrical stuff going on. I’m really grateful we didn’t try to tackle this room while we were building the rest of the house. Even though doing it this way means we get to enjoy all the dust floating though our upstairs. ;) It’s seriously everywhere!
So there you go! A little progress update on one of the many projects going on around here right now.
I can’t remember if I shared this on the blog at the beginning of the year, but if not these were my house goals for 2017:
1 – Design, build and decorate the theatre room. Obviously we hire out the building part! By “build” I mean to manage all of the moving pieces. :)
2 – Design and build something to cover the outdoor TV (progress post on that project here.)
3 – Decorate our guest bedroom (you can see the beginning here and more fun progress is coming soon!)
4 – Finish decorating the master bedroom (done and I can’t believe I still haven’t shared it with you all yet! I’m not checking it off of my list until I’ve blogged about it.) ;)
5 – Decorate Kole’s bedroom (first progress post on his room here.)
6 – Finish the garage. You can see my last garage progress post here although it didn’t include a whole lot of progress! I’ve realized that it’s really hard to whip the garage into shape when you have so many other projects going on. Our garage has become the catch all for everything project related! Right now it’s full of extra wood the guys are using for the theatre room. And dust. LOTS of dust going on at my house. Did I mention that already?
The garage might not get finished this year but I think (I hope!) everything else on my list will.
I also have a “to organize” project list that I’m working on but that project list deserves a blog post of its own!
Want to see our other recent catch all with all of these projects going on?
Yup. That’s what used to be my organized playroom. Everything isn’t quite in its place at the moment! And yup. Still not ready to get rid of my crib and rocking chair. So I’m not. :) Keeping them both. I just need to decide where to store them. And find the energy to put them away.
Then I need to find the energy to clean up everything else in this room. This space will most likely be on my 2018 “to decorate” list.
But I can’t go there now.
It makes me want another MRI.
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