In lieu of a Friday Five this week, I’d like to fill you in on a little behind-the-scenes renovation that we’re undertaking (it fits nicely with the bathroom renovation I shared earlier this week). We have two enormous bedrooms downstairs (350-450sq ft each), and we’re doing a total renovation to the one in the front of the house. Boyfriend’s dad is super handy and has rebuilt entire bathrooms, their own brand new kitchen, custom bars, etc., and is coming down today to start work on our place. The plan is to separate the space in two (that awkward column is the dividing line. I feel like I’m walking into Pete Campbell’s office on Mad Men every time I’m in there), install french doors that lead to that part, make the back half a den complete with a custom wine closet. We’re talking building a wall, running new electrical, ripping out the carpet and installing new flooring, the works. Since his parents don’t live in the area, this is going to be done over to be a series of weekends. That, coupled with the fact that we had to clear almost everything out of the room and store it in our bedroom (so we now have two leather couches, a bar-height dining table and 4 bar stools, a bookshelf, and a menagerie of boxes in one corner) means the chaos I’m inviting into our lives is going to be unreal. Of course I’ll be documenting the entire process and keeping you guys posted along the way.
Don’t mind Fitz photobombing this picture; he wasn’t even in the room when I picked my camera up, yet somehow he found time to run in and plop himself down with his hilariously oversized bone. What an attention whore.
On anoter exciting note, I finally got a new phone! We went with the new Samsung Galaxy SIII. And for the first time in my entire cell-phone owning life I’m no longer on AT&T. My dad was the lead architect for all of the east coast AT&T stores back when cell phones first came out so we went with them out of loyalty, stayed through the Cingular years, and I eventually got fed up with my phone alerting me to voicemail messages from phone calls I never received from no service. So I joined Boyfriend’s plan on Verizon, and we’ll see how it compares. This phone is so sleek and ridiculous. I don’t even understand half of what it does, but it’s so pretty. I’m also finally on Instagram, but I have no idea what I’m doing. You can follow me under the (totally unexpected) username likewantneed.
What are you guys up to this weekend? Any fun home renovations? New toys? Have a good one, kiddos!