Office

It’s finally done! Check out the before pictures here.

It took forever to finish, but it’s finally done. The walls are “Luxury Linen” and the trim is white. A friend gave me a gallon of leftover paint from her new house and I decided to add some splash of color to the room and painted one door blue. It’s a dark blue (“Goodnight Moon“) but it looks striking. And I think it really looks nice and compliments the orange rug (that covers the hideous floors).

(Those are Michael’s toys lol).

I got the art back up and made the finishing touches. The window trim is mostly painted white but not entirely because we are having the windows redone in a few months. So once the new ones are installed I’ll finish up the rest of the trim white and we might look at getting new blinds for the office.

I like how light the room feels now. It’s very bright and cheerful. I added plants. Hopefully they will do well in here! I tried having plants in here before but they always died because it was so dark.

I love how it turned out. I kinda wish I’d done it sooner! But it looks really nice and makes me happier. As far as minor house projects goes, this is kind of the final one. Last summer I painted our bedroom and Logan’s room and the office was kind of the last one. The other house projects are more involved–like redoing the master bathroom. That requires hiring someone and not something we plan on doing anytime soon. But we’ve been slowly getting some of the smaller projects off the to-do list and it feels good.

Busy Bee

I can’t even remember now if I mentioned this, but I’ve basically been sick for a month! It started with ending up at urgent care with what turned out to be a sinus migraine (I’ve never had a migraine before!) at the beginning of January. And then I’ve been fighting this crap since. It kind of went away for a few days, then came back. Then got super worse (with a fever) so I got antibiotics and another covid test (my third for January oy). 5 days later was feeling almost back to normal! I worked out! For one of the first times in weeks. And then within a day of ending the antibiotics all the symptoms came back. So my doctor gave me a different, stronger one, for 10 days.

I’ve been feeling crappy and run down and tired and also BLAH about doing much. I don’t feel motivated to work out. I barely feel motivated to take Bella for our twice daily walks (I do try and go, but they are shorter walks right now). I have ZERO appetite. Nothing sounds good, nothing tastes good. Everything is just blah. I don’t know if it’s the sinus infection, the antibiotics, the metformin starting to work, or what. I’ve been drinking a lot of protein shakes because food doesn’t sound good.

BUT I did make a yummy dinner last night I wanted to share. Here is the recipe:

It was simple, easy and a good dinner for a weeknight when you don’t have a ton of time.

Very very delicious! Would definitely make this again! We both agree a little more garlic and maybe a little bit of fresh lemon juice next time. A winner!

And one thing I *have* been motivated to do was paint.

When we first saw our house, I loved it and I loved almost all of the colors painted in the house (even the yellow dining room and yellow is not a color I normally gravitate to) but the room that ended up being our office:

Words cannot describe how much I hate the colors in the office. The darker brown, which is hard to tell by the photo but TRUST ME, is the color of baby poop. It’s very not good. The walls are ok–just your average beige. But kinda boring. But seriously. That brown. Hate hate.

Also–they painted the hardwood floors. Which makes me want to cry. The original hardwood floors. Painted. But that will be a huge undertaking. So we bought a rug.

Anyways. Since we’ve been home since March–ALMOST A YEAR omg–I finally had enough. It was time to change the office. I decided to get started and just take it slow, especially since I don’t feel 100%.

I painted the trim with primer and then they took 3 (THREE) coats of white paint to cover the brown. Ugh.

They do look pretty awesome though.

The process to finish the office will take awhile. We need to remove a bunch of stuff, including the desk and office stuff, which needs to happen on a weekend and will make it difficult to do work. So it might be a few weeks before it’s done.

We are also having some of the original windows redone. We have to do it for a lot of reasons. But I am excited that we finally committed and we found a local company that can recreate the original 1920s windows and make them look the same. I am excited for the new ones! Because of that, I am not painting the windows. But the rest of the office will be done (hopefully by the end of the month).