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Remodeling = No Knitting

November 6, 2011
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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.

Because of parent conferences on Monday & Tuesday and my husband’s potentially crazy work schedule, we decided to prep this weekend for the bamboo installation on Wednesday & Thursday.

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!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2011 3:21 am

    what about putting the yarn inside a coffee table with storage (either shelves and baskets under a solid wood top, or some of them have glass curio tops that aren’t that hard to open). depends on if you want the yarn visible. also if you have room for a shelving unit- what about something like Billy or expedit from Ikea (the former has doors, the latter has baskets). I am sure if you don’t have a local Ikea other places make similar..

  2. November 7, 2011 8:02 pm

    Amie.. some baskets in our coffee table might work. It’s pretty open but it does have a lower shelf. I will have to look! I was thinking not visible, but easy to get at. I forgot to say it has to be fairly small as we already have two big bookcases and not much room for another :)

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