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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


Blogger Fertilize Me said...

wow loks great and I am glad to hear that you guys are working good togehter towards a goal

6:27 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

What a beautiful note. Someday this time will be a distant memory replaced with the sound of laughter.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I do love that lilac!

I think it is neat that you wrote behind it for them to find - that rocks.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Sporty said...

The updated/renovations look great Jamie. You and Mr. D. did a great job. I am happy that you were able to do this together and think about what you want.

You and Mr. D. deserve the best and I pray that you both get it very soon!

Take care.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Heather W. said...

Ok, that is just the sweetest thing to write on the wall! What a wonderful DH to think of that!

Your closets look wonderful!! I would love to do something like that my daughter! Good job!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie, Hugs....
Wonderful job on the renovations..
Thinking of you and praying for your miracle.
Luv'N'Hugs, Lesley

7:02 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

If you haven't checked it out before, I highly recommend you look at "the r house" blog.
I really loved the message you chose for the wall.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Sassy said...

Wow! They look great. And that note.. it's just perfect.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Those are fantastic closet organizers. I also love the note on the wall.

11:49 AM  
Blogger juneheller said...

I love the note on the wall, so sweet.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Seven_Shades_of_Red said...

Love it!!! I love interior design and you guys did some great things!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Thinking of you!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie, I hope your doing alright and that you are having a nice week.
Hugs, Lesley

8:51 PM  
Blogger Crazy Me said...

Hey chicka,

Just wanted to say hi. Hope you are doing well.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Char said...

Hey Mrs D.
I've been thinking of you such a lot this week. I keep popping back to see if you've posted. I hope you're doing ok. No, I hope you're doing GREAT! And I wish that damn peestick on the top left of your blog would show TWO lines already!!!

11:17 PM  

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