FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS – ESTABLISH ONE SMALL SPACE OF COMFORT AND SERENITY.
A place where we can sink into our comfy chairs and read, a place of refuge from the chaos of remodeling hell so there is at least a cozy spot of sanity and peace as we tear apart this old house and remake it to suit our needs and aesthetics.
How did we fall so far from the goal? Where if fact, did we take this wrong turn and begin to make chaos out of two comfy chairs and a computer? Somehow the cozy room became the grumpy room in a hurry. So now we are stumbling over pieces of wood and breathing sawdust and looking at all manner of painting cans and equipment. I suppose we thought somehow that we could do a “quick fix” and then move on to the bigger picture. But this Quick Fire Project has become INTERMINABLE! What were we thinking?
So today Robert lugged (and bumped and thrust) the two comfy chairs downstairs into what will eventually become the living room and in spite of the fact that they are much too oversize for the old-house sitting room, they are now in a much cozier spot given the upheaval upstairs.
And given the fact that it is now a “workspace” and not a “cozy space” – we can move right along and slap on the Prairie Sage and finish the computer desk and linen closet.
And hopefully, we can now become less grumpy.
(Thankfully, there is a Johnson family gathering this weekend. Back on Monday!)
Addendum: New comfy chair space: for now!
There are a lot of us that take the ‘wrong turn’ when it comes to remodeling. I frequently take the same wrong turn over and over again. This ‘wrong turn’ repeated over and over turns into a spin, which turns into a downward spiral. It takes at least two people to keep each other on task to prevent this from happening. Beware what I call “the emperor’s new clothes syndrome”; “I started this project and even though I made a mistake, I’m sticking with it even if it kills me!” Start small, stay small. And of course, do as I say not as I do. It’s better to have one grumpy room than an entire grumpy house.
Mickey’s response is so true, I went through the whole house remodel at Robbinsdale quite a few years back, and it was for sure a “grumpy whole house”, instead of a room at a time. great when finished,but a whole family made crazy!! The cozy serene place looks so inviting with the wonderful chairs! Hopefully we can see this place soon on another try, although I am a bit gun shy, after the last fasical!! P.S. Your ” STUFF ” looks great in Minnesota! Take care, keeping posting, I will keep enjoying!
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