The main reason I started this blog was to force myself to document the renovation. A whole lot of other good things came as a result like all the fabulous feedback I get when Im torn about color or design choices, wonderful ideas from reading other people's blogs as well as just feeling a little accomplished when Im having a glum day. But the primary reason was to document. My plan was to create a little blurb book (or maybe I should use Lulu)of photos and stories when the renovation was done. That way when Im old, I can laugh about how stylish I thought cream colored cabinets and soapstone was back in "my day".
Hmmm...but the renovation is pretty much done now. Do I want a book that ends with a bunch of furniture less rooms filled with piles of boxes? But if I wait until Im truly finished decorating, men will have walked on Mars and we'll all be driving flying cars.
While cleaning up the photos on my computer, I did stumble on some good "before" photos taken right before the construction crew started. I haven't seen them since last year when I switched computers and Im so happy I found them because now I have proper befores for most of the rooms. (I'll eventually do some good before/after posts too)
Without these, it would have been hard to exibit the true craptactular vibe the leaking roof, blown out windows and warped floorboards gave the house. Makes the after, no matter how lackluster, seem like something special.
At least Im getting closer to having a semi-finished living room. I've been promised that my couch is being delivered to the warehouse today and I should be able to schedule delivery after that. Woo-hoo.