Sunday, December 07, 2008

TA-DAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!

Once upon a time, we had an unattractive room that had a great deal of potential:



Two and a half years ago, we decided to renovate it. I immediately consulted a designer, and selected the materials. What happened next was a whole lot of nothing due to a series of errors and a cast of clowns. It took a year and a half to begin the demolition:

Once we started, we were racing a clock to get the job completed before the birth of Chichi, who was expected six weeks later. Everyone on the job thought it was possible until they realized that it wasn't, and then the wheels fell off for a while. Last week, however, on the day of Chichi's five-month birthday, the job was completed:


I'm still in a bit of shock. I'm shocked that I have somewhere to sit. I'm shocked at how well it turned out. I'm shocked to see that I have a grown-up looking room. And guess what else?:

Dogs doing the conga! It's all too much. I need to lie down.

16 comments:

Chantal said...

HOLY WOW. I LOVE it (sorry but only caps can express how much). That looks awesome. ARG now I want to start our reno soon. But we can't, cause we have to wait. Darn. I think the conga dancing dogs are wicked! Love it all!

petite gourmand said...

looks amazing!

I can't tell from the photo, but were you able to save those fantastic wood floors from the before shot?

Mac and Cheese said...

The old floors needed a lot of work, and Jeff really has an aversion to herringbone, so we went with a new floor.

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

Wowee I love it! Amazing job!!

fzaltz said...

Wow, cool. It's like a whole different room! Can I inspect it myself in the third week of January?

No Mother Earth said...

HOLY SHIT! Sorry for the swearing, but that is awesomeness.

motherbumper said...

I second NME! It's f'ing amazing. Is it wrong for me to covet your fireplace?

Ernesta said...

Wow - great makeover! I jumped here from another blog - congratulations!

painted maypole said...

wow, that is a grown up room. nice.

kgirl said...

Whoa. looks amazing. Not sure about the dogs...

b*babbler said...

Awesome1 Looks terrific (and grownup and stylish like...)

Nora Bee said...

I LOVE it. I'm a little jealous! When's the party?

Barrie said...

Tres tres magnifique!

Lisa b said...

wow. that looks great!

Melissa said...

WOW.

-Speechless! :oO

Melissa said...

No... one more...


WOW!