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Friday, February 01, 2008

The closet renovations

The office closet AKA... Mr. D.'s closet!

The pictures don't do the work justice! It sort of just loks like we put a piece of furniture in the closet... but it was so much more work that that!!! We painted the walls a nice pumpkin color to match the office and then added all the racks in addition to putting that drawer ststem together. It really doubled our space.. at least! See the folder on the closet door... that is the very beginnings of an adoption file... it has been hanging there since August... but there are some actual forms in there... waiting...

Next... The Guest bedroom AKA... someday a child's bedroom.

I wanted to show the room... even though we didn't have to do any renovations in it. It is painted a lovely shade of lilac and is so calming... everyone just loves it! But since we don't know the gender of the child that will someday live in this room, we painted the inside of the closet a cheery yellow... so it is like a breath of sunshine when you open the doors.

We installed shelving on the side... so far it is home to my collection of children's book's and my sewing machine... there are actually three rods for clothes... one is very high (up where the pillows are now) for out of season stuff. There are 3 big drawers and 2 small ones and then 3 shelves behind the cabinet doors.

Mr. D. and I really worked together on this closet. I needed to do something that made me feel like there was hope... I thought a lot about the child that would someday live in that room... I said quiet prayers as I painted the yellow walls... I imagined hanging tiny clothes and putting away toys... As I put away my book collection I imagined reading each one aloud someday for the "first" time. Despite infertility... and despite the fact that we are sort of at a crossroads... I just had to do something... Something to make me feel like we are moving forward. Before we childproofed the cabinet Mr. D. and I thought long and hard about something to write on the wall right behind the cabinet. Mr. D. came up with the perfect note to leave for our someday child.
We loved you before we knew you.
Love, Mommy & Dad

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