Monday, February 11, 2013

Downstairs Renovation Pictures!

I feel so disconnected from blogging lately....Computer crash, water leak....(no not me, the wall).  I wish it was my water leak ;o) !!

But I'm finally feeling a little bit more put together.  Computer is up and running the downstairs is looking amazing!  Just one more thing will complete this whirlwind I've been in, the arrival of my now overdue baby!

Here are some pictures of our downstairs.  I wish I had more before pictures.

Before
After
Before
Before
After, new carpet!
Before
Middle Stage
After
Middle stage, new carpet.
After
After
This is where we kept a lot of stuff!
Somewhat cleaned up.
Jared made me a pattern-slot organizer!

..so this space is my new computer/pattern work area!  It's where I will now package and ship out orders...the table on the end fits a large cutting mat perfectly for a cutting table.  We put up slotted backboard to hang hooks for all sorts of stuff.  
 
I'm absolutely amazed at how much we accomplished in just a couple of weeks.
 
I was really thinking we would have the baby in the middle of all this...but glad he waited and we were able to finish...(for the most part) this renovation!
 
 ~Jenny~   



  

24 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

It's awesome!! Wish my downstairs looked like that! But we'd have a really long way to get there,LOL

Laura Davies said...

Looks great! Love that white chair too! Good luck! Nothing more frustrating than an overdue baby. My husband starting avoiding me that last month:)

Melia Mae Quilting said...

It looks amazing. I want to put upper cabinets in my area. Yours really do look great. Good luck with the baby:)

Trudi said...

Looks wonderful, and I think baby knew you needed a bit of space before he arrives :)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love it. I was hoping it was your water leaking. Being overdue is the WORST!

Donna~~ said...

Looks great! I'm sure the baby is just waiting until you get it all finished and are ready. As soon as you sit down and put your feet up to rest and enjoy it, baby will come! (Don't unpack your suitcase like I did--I ended up with nothing at the hospital, and had to wear what I wore into the hospital, home from it. (husbands aren't reliable at remembering what to bring with a 2 yr old on hand). Makes for some lovely photos--that and the fact that my husband broke my glasses just before we left, so I had a piece of white adhesive tape in the center of them! Hope baby comes soon and everything goes smoothly!

LynCC said...

Oh, wow!! That looks amazing. Some wonderful good came out of that water leak. Love the quilts hanging!!

Teresa Silva said...

I love your new space. So nice and organized. Hope that baby come soon!

sherilyn mortensen said...

NICE Jenny!! Yay for handy husbands! :) now... Just can't wait to meet baby "T" ???? :)

Sherril said...

Baby will probably come tonight!!!! What a big change in your downstairs and I know you will love your working space! Go out and have a Valentine Dinner! You both deserve it. Love you all, Mom

Nedra said...

I met your sister again at a studio party last Thursday night, and finally purchased one of your rulers and a pattern. Looking forward to playing with them.
Sorry, the baby isn't here yet! You sure get a lot done while you wait!

Kathy said...

Fantastic new work space, thank goodness for water leaks! :)
Hope your baby decides to arrive soon now that most of the work is done. Both my boys were 10 days late so I can relate to the waiting game!

Leeanne said...

Love it.....I love the soft duck egg blue on the walls.....thanks so much for sharing.

Heritage Keepsakes said...

It looks fantastic! Very conducive to productivity.

Stephanie said...

The reno looks AMAZING!! I bet you guys will love it. Hope your little one comes soon. All four of mine were overdue, so I feel your pain.

vivian said...

Looks great! Hope the little one makes an appearance soon!

Patti said...

I always have a love/hate relationship with renos! But, in the end, I always love it! Yours is looking fantastic, and I hope your little helper arrives soon!

Jackie M said...

Your downstairs looks wonderful. My favorite is the pattern organizer. And your quilts bring such lovely color to the area. Good luck with the baby.

Chay said...

Aren't before and after pictures great? The quilts you have on the wall look fantastic. I would love to know which carpet you chose. The color is perfect!

jojo said...

Talk about your nesting! Bravo! Well done!

Melissa P said...

Jenny your downstairs looks Amazing!!!! What a project!!!! Come on baby!!!

Karin said...

LOVE the room with the aqua walls and quilts! So pretty! And what a great pattern/cutting area! So jealous of your space! I don't even have a room large enough to baste a full size quilt (unless I moved couches in the living room and there would be no place to move them TO, lol)

Rebecca Grace said...

WOW!!! I LOVE IT! I liked the blue walls but now, with your quilts hanging on them? Absolutely the PERFECT backdrop. Good for you! I think you get so much positive energy from these projects, especially when the space you're renovating is where you spend a great deal of time. I can't wait to see what you come up with once you're working in the beautiful new space.

And you know, maybe on some level the baby, or your body, or even God knew that you weren't quite ready for the baby yet. The doctor's "due date" is just an educated guess -- your baby will be born right on time, when he or she is good and ready to greet the world. I think it will be TOMORROW! :-)

Mama Pea said...

It turned out great! Blessing in disguise???