1.09.2012

Some major closet progress.

There’s something about having your clothes in a disheveled pile down the hall that makes you want to complete a closet renovation at lightning speed. Which explains the progress we’ve made on our closet/hallway over the past week and a half.

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Yep, our attic stairs are now properly walled in, and we’ve painted the walls and trim.

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Those new walls have already helped cut way down on the draft coming from the attic.

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The paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Paper White in semi-gloss. We got the low-VOC Ben paint and primer in one, which has awesome coverage. Two coats of that stuff completely covered up the half-done texture job, and being able to skip the boring priming step made me do a happy dance.

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We’ve been throwing around different options for the stairs. We use this staircase more than our main staircase since it leads to our bedroom, so we’re willing to give it a little love. As much as I like the look of crisp, wooden stairs, though, we want to keep these carpeted for safety purposes (they are really narrow) but haven’t decided if we want a runner or wall-to-wall carpeting. The industrial blue has to go, especially now that it’s stained with joint compound...

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Rick also sealed away the giant hole. Said hole might have been a fun place for kids to explore, but Rick had to climb on the handrail to get into it (which was actually necessary to put up the drywall), and we’re not sold on the whole “Let your children fall down a set of very steep stairs attempting to get into a hole that probably contains asbestos and rat poop” thing.

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So that’s the latest on our closet/hallway. Our clallway. Our hallset. (Must come up with a better name. These aren’t cutting it.) Next on our list: install the new lighting fixture and the built-in cubbies and shelving for our clothing. Perhaps this coming weekend? Seriously, that pile of clothes in a distant land is lighting a rather large bonfire under our butts. You can all come over and roast marshmallows around it, if you’d like. Any takers? No? Is it the near proximity to our booties that’s the problem?

Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start! :)

21 comments :

  1. oh it looks fantastic already! you better block all of the info about "the hole" when you guys have kids otherwise they might resent you for covering up the best hide and go seek spot known to man. just a warning. ;) happy monday!

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  2. You all do amazing work. Seriously.

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of awesome progress! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  4. Yep, you're my newest favorite blog. Every post includes a giggle! Plus, I'm completely impressed with the work you do.

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  5. The closet is definitely coming along! Having the walls white (and that hole patched) make a huge difference!!

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  6. Wow, that looks awesome!

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  7. WOW!!! AWESOME progress!! I vote for a runner on the stairs. And I hate priming too. You guys are seriously doing fantastic work!

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  8. It already looks a million times better! Can't wait to see what you do with the space :)

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  9. I continue to be amazed at how much you 2 can accomplish outside of your regular working hours!! Great job and I can totally imagine how much fun it must be to live without a closet even for a short time:)

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  10. Whoa! This is moving so quickly and already looks SO different. I think it's a good call to do carpeted steps - cuts down on creaking and noise, especially in older homes. But just don't count out the hole just yet. You might want to open it up again someday, and use it as a timeout zone for your kids. Nothing like rat poop and asbestos to cut down on misbehavior. (Mom of the year right here!)

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  11. It already looks amazing! I'm impressed with your progress. :)

    I love reading your posts, btw - you're so funny and cute!

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  12. Do you contract out? Seriously, you guys are fabulous.

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  13. Wow, that looks like SO much work - but that it will be awesome when it is done!! :)

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  14. Wow! That looks awesome! So looking forward to the end result!

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  15. It's looking amazing in there :)...ps- priming is the pits.

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  16. I cannot believe the progress you have made!! It looks so good. I can't wait to see the finished space! I was really happy with the Ben paint we used a few months ago too. I was pleasantly surprised with how great the coverage was.

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  17. It's looking great. Getting rid of the draft must be a major relief and you'll have the added bonus of saving on your heating bill.

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  18. Wow- you guys are making great progress! I can't wait to see what you come up with for those closet doors. Thanks for stopping by my blog- nice to "meet" you.

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  19. Wowee that's awesome! You've done so much work in so little time! I like the paint color too. And I'm sad you don't want to introduce your children to rat poop. Tut tut, free snacks! ;)

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  20. Already such an improvement! Can't believe you accomplished all this in just a week and a half. Want to come help out at my house?

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  21. Lookin' good! I wish I had that much space for a closet!! Jealous ;)
    PS-thanks for letting me know about the issues with one of my pages. I need to resize every image...they are HUGE!

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