Remodeling = No Knitting
I had a few requests for photos of our mini-remodeling project. It’s not technically remodeling, but it feels like it given the amount of planning, thought and stress that have gone into it! We are getting new floors, replacing the full carpeting with strand-woven bamboo in the living/dining/kitchen areas and new carpet in the master bedroom and guest room/office. The only things not being changed are the (hideous but still functional) linoleum in the bathrooms and the lovely tile in our entry/fireplace area.
The hall doesn’t look too different in it’s prepped state, since we are able to leave things on the walls and the installation guy is going to remove the baseboard for us (I’m a bit nervous of ruining the walls, as we have an orange peel texture that is hard to patch).
The living/dining room area, on the other hand, is almost unrecognizable to me! Luckily, the installation guy can shift furniture around as he installs the bamboo flooring because there definitely isn’t room in the other parts of our house to fit the sideboard, couch, dining room table, bookcases and TV stand.
We decided to empty out all of the shelves and drawers today, so we don’t need to rush to do it later this week. This has resulted in piles of books and videos everywhere and isn’t a whole lot of fun. I have to weave a careful path through the office to reach the printer and heaven forbid I need to get anything out of my yarn storage bins before Friday – eek!
On that note, we are also trying to figure out some stash storage ideas for the living room. Any suggestions? What has worked for you? It needs to be “pretty” because it’s out in the open, and easy to use, because otherwise I’ll ignore it.
You can tell from this photo that knitting hasn’t completed disappeared (notice the skein of Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted in Hudson Bay next to the laptop) and that I still have some grading to do (those purple papers sitting on the blanket chest in the foreground), but that’s going to have to wait a bit because….
…my husband and I are leaving shortly for a belated anniversary dinner. I can’t wait!