A Thoughtful Place: Let’s Bust Through the Wall, Dear!

1.04.2011

Let’s Bust Through the Wall, Dear!

Sunday  morning in our house went a little something like this:

{over coffee and the newspaper . . . kids peacefully putting a puzzle together}

me:  hey, honey, I was thinking.

him:  oh, no.

me: honey, what??? I was just thinking that since we are taking down the decorations today, we should bust through the storage closet and make it bigger.

him: oh, no.

me: seriously, honey. don’t you think it makes sense. Just think how great it would be to store all of our Christmas stuff back there.

him: {eyes now shut } OH, NO.

FAST FORWARD TWO HOURS!!!!!!

While watching the Steelers game . .  . hubby busts through our coat closet {obviously he sees some merit to our need for more storage!} He gets the best husband of the day award. HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get the idiot of the day award for not realizing that it isn’t a five minute project. Little did I know it would include dry walling, moving studs, and copious amounts of dust.

But in good blogger fashion {and after a push from my girl, Cassie} I decided to let you in on the disaster that is our closet and house right now. I am confident all will be well in a week or two. I hope.

IMG_9092

This is our coat closet before. It actually is normally very organized, but for the holidays we pulled all the Christmas stuff out and it sort of became a disaster zone. The way it works normally is that the Christmas décor gets stacked in the back and then I hang that blue sheet in front of it {hiding it} So then it looks like a normal coat closet. Makes sense???

IMG_9094IMG_9095

                   My daughter getting way too excited in hopes that she has a new “hide out”.

IMG_9097

        Busting through the wall begins!!! WOW! Look at all that wasted space!!! Gorgeous! It even wraps around.

IMG_9099

And while the rest of you relish in the fact that you have your Christmas décor packed up and put away  . . . this is what I have. Boxes everywhere.

IMG_9103IMG_9104

           I even get to stare at my son’s blue tree for goodness knows how long. My fault, I know.

IMG_9102

So here she is! My first project of the new year. Okay, so maybe it’s my husband’s project. But if I conceived it, don’t’ I get to take credit for it? Stay tuned. Maybe we will just leave the Christmas boxes out until next year. Wish me luck!

have you taken on anything way too big lately???? would love to know I have company.

31 comments :

  1. It's funny. Today I'll start with my first project of this year and I'm sure, in the middle of this day it looks similar. And I have yet no idea where I should all place :-))

    Hugs

    Tine

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great Idea! So glad you'll have extra space for storage!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those are the kind of projects that while in the midst of them you keep saying "what were we thinking", but then when they are completed, you keep saying "we should have done this soon, and I'm so glad we did this"! Hang in there!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Heck ya you get the credit : ) Can't wait to see the finished product and I can't believe how much space was back there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Paula

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I hope you're laughing, bc i'm laughing with you! Thanks for keeping it real in blog world :). Good luck wrapping up the project. You'll feel so accomplished when it's complete!

    ReplyDelete
  7. It will be so worth it when it's done! I love those pictures in your dining area. Did you buy them recently and if so, where? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Girl this looks awesome! Definitely a good idea- wasted space is no one's friend. You know I can relate to living in the midst of a big project... it's a badge of honor! Good for you :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. such a great idea. i can’t believe you found all that wasted space!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love those conversations...and I'm glad that I am in good company when it comes to my husband dreading the words "honey...I was thinking..." (c: Good luck on your project! And yes, you do get to take credit for it...(c:

    http://loveallthingsbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Girl you are crazy! But, you will be glad for the extra storage once the project is complete!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Look at all that wasted space...you'll be SO glad you did this, once your done!

    Good luck! x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Anytime I start a sentence with "I was thinking" my hubby immediately goes into freak out mode. As for the idiot award, that's me in pretty much EVERY project we do! I NEVER think anything is going to be as involved as it is. If it makes you feel better, all my Christmas decor is still up.

    ReplyDelete
  14. i am going to get a hammer to do some demo of my own... I hope hubby isnt too mad when he gets home to see my mess :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Haha, I love it! My husband reacts the same way, I wait till the perfect moment to bring that kind of thing up. In the end you'll forget about the disaster.

    ReplyDelete
  16. love the convo! any time i say i was thinking, chris says "oh no" as well. our poor husbands! can't wait to see the completed project!

    ReplyDelete
  17. hahahah! hilarious!

    but wait, a few days from now you'll be in heaven with all these stowed away!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm such a sucker for finding new ways and places to organize things. Looks like it's quite the project, but well worth it!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Good for you, Courtney! You are going to be so thrilled when it is all finished. I think that was a great idea. Hang in there unitl it's done. My husband reacts the same way whenver I say, "Honey, I was thinking....". The end result is always so worth it though.

    ReplyDelete
  20. So glad you can all relate to the conversation with the hubby. Feeling better already. There is light at the end of our cave {as my children are currently calling the closet}

    ReplyDelete
  21. No big projects like this one, but would love to have hubby tackles some. Not happening though so I just keep putting them on my Someday List!!! I think this is brillant and that is a whole lot of wasted space behind that wall, You are a genius to think this up in the first place. I wish I had some hidden storage to find. Kathysue Goodluck to YOU!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is a smart project. You can NEVER have enough storage I say!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh my goodness! You will love the space. It's awesome that your kids are calling it the cave!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh wow! My husband hates it when I think too;) I guess a man can't resist the opportunity to bust stuff and use big tools! I think you had a great idea to utilize that space.

    ReplyDelete
  25. That's going to be great use of that space! Such a good idea. And my husband reacts the exact same way when I say "I have an idea" or "I've been thinking" too!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Ohmygosh, gross. I can't believe you posted this?!??!

    :) I'm totally kidding! I love it! Thanks for the peek, and good grief that's a big project! How'd you even know there was space behind that wall?!? The craziest I ever get is ripping down old wallpaper without a plan.

    ReplyDelete
  27. ha ha what a crack up! What a delight it would have been to pop in on you during the mayhem today..... such a rare moment! You will be thankful when it's complete i am sure and it will be worth looking at the boxes until valentine's day. if it were me, they'd be outside in the garage stacking up to the ceiling while the project drags on. good luck w/ the home improvements!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi! I am a new follower thanks to your guest post at Honey We're Home! I love your blog and have spent the last hour checking it out!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Um I love this! So typical of designer gals..."I was thinking we should..." And immediately the eyes start rolling! What a great project to kick off the new year. And what a great husband to help! (and do most of the work! hehe)

    ReplyDelete
  30. You feel a little overwhelmed, but this is going to be so worth it. Any space is good space :)

    -Rene

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh I love a good demo! So excited to see the results!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for dropping by! I LOVE hearing what you have to say and appreciate every comment. Your comments and feedback make writing this blog so worth it. Thank you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...