Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not so Wordless Wednesday

So I think that it is safe to say that our indoor renovations are finally complete!  I have been waiting to post pictures until everything was perfect, but have since realized that this is our home (one that we live in extensively!), and that things are never, ever, ever going to be perfectly clean or organized.  So here are some pictures of our real home, in it's new and improved state. 
First off, the living room.  This room was actually completed last year, but as I said, I have been waiting over a year to get that "perfect" shot.

This is what the room looked like when we moved in.
A little bit of paint, and this was the quick fix until the "real" renovations.
New and improved.  One window gone.  Other window replaced.  New TV.
Don't you love the addition of the baby and toys?  One day I would like to re-do the original hardwood floors, but for now they stay.
On the wall below and to the right of the TV, I would like to put a buffet to house my grandma's china and  cups and saucers, and to serve as a liquor cabinet. I would also like to get some baskets to fit underneath our coffee table to hide the receiving blankets.
A less favourable view into my messy kitchen.  Had to have this one though for the sake of completeness.
The only piece of art that we have in our living room.  I didn't want to put holes in the walls.
Next up, our laundry/catch all room converted into an office.

The original room.

New and improved (view from living room).  Wall moved in to accommodate for larger bathroom.  New window and door.  Carpet removed to reveal original hardwood floors which will one day be redone, but for now are just covered with a throw rug.
I love the door to the outside.
My workstation.
Ryan's workstation.
I bought this piece at an art gallery in Whitehorse, Yukon when we live there.  The picture was taken by John Stein, the mayor of Dawson City, Yukon at the time.  Who would think that one would find such a beautiful flower in Canada's north?
And finally, here are some pictures of our spare room which we have converted into a play room for Carter.

Original room.  There were two doors to walk through the room.
We removed one door (which was just to the right of where Carter is playing).  We (and I mean Ryan),  put in a new window and a new coat of paint.

I have tried to create some defined spaces for the room.  This is the reading nook.  The quilt was made by BFF S.
This corner is dedicated to the toys that we often bring out of the room to entertain Carter when we are working on something.
This corner is for the rest of his toys.  We have been lucky to have not had to purchase any toys at all as they have all been gifted to us or passed down from my sister's children.
I set up the play pen hoping that this is where Carter would nap, but it hasn't happened yet.  The shelf on the right contains all of my recipe books, etc.  I would like to get a large Expedit shelf from IKEA to organize all of this. 
Finally, some stickers for the walls that were bought by Baba.

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