I feel like we are finally making some progress! It’s been almost 11 months since our family room was flooded, like a lot of other homes in Illinois. We are finally getting to the point where the playroom will be usable again which will be a huge relief. I love spending time my kids, a lot, but not Little house on the Prairie style aka The Long Winter where we are all crammed in 600 square feet while there’s 2 feet of snow outside. It’s amazing I made it through without being committed. I had to show you our wood-look ceramic tile we just put down in the playroom/office area.
The Wall color is Early Morning Mist by Benjamin Moore. I wanted something light and airy since it’s a smaller room. And the transom window lets some light in and keeps the room from feeling too closed in.
We are adding a closet in a former open nook area. While I love nooks, we need the storage space. See that battery? 3 weeks ago on the heaviest melting day in Chicago our sump pump and back up both went out.After a moment of tears and panic, it was all replaced and we are now have all new ones. If you have a sump pump and don’t have a backup you really need to get one.
The closet shelving is a $39 Ikea unit. It fit perfectly with the space after we chopped the bottom off.
That is also one of the openings to our crawlspace. Even though it’s all concreted, the kids insist it’s really scary.We are making a simple door for it which will basically be a panel of plywood with a hinge.
I also wanted to show you a peek at the other side. It’s coming a long. Hopefully we will be tiling in the next month, so that will be usable and we can get all of our other furniture back downstairs, especially the TV!
And then I can get to the fun part of decorating!