So, yesterday was a rough day for me…. a lot of snot and whining. And the girls were pretty crabby too… HA! I crack myself up. But seriously, it just gets to me after awhile, and I know that I need to change my attitude.
Or take a vacation.
Last night, the girls weren’t eating their supper, and they were fussy, and I had a migraine… so we got pajamas on and all went to bed (including me) at 5:30 (no joke), and all went right to sleep.
While the girls proceeded to sleep for 14 hours, I myself woke up at 4:00… bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
So what do I do? The only thing that seemed logical… I rearranged the attic.
Until recently, our attic has been a place for storage… and hasn’t really been a livable space. I wish I could show you a before picture, but I didn’t think to take one at 4am. My apologies.
This is an OLD picture, but you see how it’s a nice wide-open room. Also, please note that the Pistachio Green was not our doing, nor will it remain that color forever. We’re picking our battles at the moment.
Recently, we took our retro brown sectional couch (which is probably the only couch, let alone sectional, that would EVER fit up both sets of stairs) to our 3rd floor.
We also took up the daybed that was my saving grace while I was pregnant with the twins (after painting it charcoal gray). Do you remember?
And most recently, (after reading THIS tragic, sad, terrifying story) we also banished our TV from the living room to the attic. And posted the TV stand for sale on the list-of-craig.
We don’t watch much TV anyways (*cough*except*cough*DowntonAbbey*cough*)
So you might be wondering what’s LEFT in our living room? Allow me to show you:
If you’re wondering about our ‘new’ couch… we’re couch-sitting (both figuratively AND literally). You see, my sister saw this couch at a thrift store, and shamelessly declared that it was the couch of her dreams. Her taste is, um… different… than mine.
Although, now that it’s in my living room, I don’t hate it
Anyway, my mom bought it for her as a Christmas present, but since she lives in the dorms and won’t be getting an apartment until August, we volunteered to ‘couch-sit’ for her until she’s ready to bring it home and love it as her own.
This gives us exactly 7 months to save for a new living room set! Because the good lord knows we’re not hauling that sectional down from the 3rd floor… like EVER.
That brings me back to the attic! (you just witnessed my mind go full circle)
And now it looks like this! This is what you see when you reach the top of the stairs…
And then I just walked around the perimeter of the room taking pics for ya.
Did you enjoy your tour of our attic?
Did I mention I wish I would have taken before pictures?
As you can see in the background of that last picture, the massive closet that we revamped and added shelving for lots of organized storage is very… exposed. And while it may be organized, it’s still looks cluttered… ew. I’m planning to put curtains over it to cover it up, but whatevs for now.
I mean, obviously we haven’t ‘decorated’ this room yet (like the kitchen, nursery, master bedroom, and sooooon (I hope?) the living room. The attic is not even on our to-do list at this point, so don’t hold your breath.
My favorite part of my attic rearrange is that there’s a ‘zone’ for the daybed that feels separate from the living area of the room. And there’s still plenty of room for playing foosball and the piano!
Anybody want to come over and hang out?