This weekend, Brady and I tackled the spare room/room where things go to die/future nursery. We had already done a little work but it was still pretty bad.
When we first started it looked like this:
And now it looks like this.
Much better! There are just a couple things that need to be moved out and it will be all clear! We got rid of the ugly wallpaper border and painted the walls a cheery yellow. Well Brady's dad painted. We don't do paint.
I'm very happy with the progress, but this chair has become the bane of my existence. It is an original Eames chair that has been in Brady's family for a while. While it is very cool looking and supposedly worth a lot of money, it is horribly impractical. It takes up a ton of room, the ottoman has metal corners of death, and it weighs a ton. I'm still not sure what we are doing with this thing, but we can't get rid of it because it is an original Eames chair. (The italics mean you are supposed to be impressed.)
I also need to find a place to donate my gigantic bag of old clothes. Kind of wish I had done that in 2009, might have made taxes a little less painful. But I'm not going to go into a tax rant, all I will say is that I'm bitter, very bitter, and I want to be able to write off my student loan interest damnmit! Ok, mini-rant over.
Brady refuses to remove his cases of golf balls from the wall because he claims it took him forever to hang them. I hope Baby Brady likes golf!
So we are making progress getting rid of the junk. Now I am focusing on the theme. When we painted the room, we were not pregnant. We just knew it would be a nursery someday. So we painted it a gender neutral yellow. But now I have to plan my theme around this color because Brady refuses to re-paint the room. My original and continuing thought was a jungle theme, like lions and zebras. Ok, I just had a total pregnancy brain moment. I feel like I've already blogged about this before, but I can't remember and I'm too lazy to look through my blog. Maybe I just thought about it and meant to blog it...or maybe I did blog it. Well if you are reading this for the second time, a thousand apologies. Back to the theme, I'm thinking a jungle theme but I am stumped for ways to incorporate the theme into the room other than just the bedding. So my next project is to figure out the theme, and donate all those clothes, and figure out what to do with that stupid chair, and find a place to hang the gigantic poster of Michael Phelps in his speedo that we have, hmmm, maybe in my office, right above my desk.