Thursday, February 4, 2010

Office Before

Okay, here we have the room that was formerly called the dining room when Landon's grandparents lived here. We turned it into Landon's office. As you can see, when it was painted in 1971, hospital green was hot. So they painted it on the trim as well.
Here, you can see that the color before that was dark blue. This was was covered in fuzzy wallpaper that Landon and his father removed, before we moved in 9 years ago, and it stayed like this. That is also his grandparents "parlor" couch, don't even get me started on that one.
Here is the bulletin board, aka my attempt to organize this room somewhat. Yeah, this wasn't fooling anyone. I mean, sometimes it is hard to even get INTO this room. I know, hard to imagine, but this is Landon's domain. My friend, Angie, said I was "asking for it" if I tackled this sacred, stomping man ground.
Messy desk, enough said. Don't move ANYTHING, there is a method to this madness.
The filing cabinets with things stacked precariously on top. The table was my grandmothers table that she gave me, which in turn was OUR first table. Landon built a new top on it. You may think it is looking familiar. The bench (the one from the laundry room incident) goes with it. He built that too. Yes, he can be quite the handy man when he wants to be.
Stay tuned.


Nancy M. said...

What was it with that green? My parents had so much stuff painted green at our house too! They even had green shingles. Must have been the color back then.

Foxy said...

Hi Shannon, thanks for stopping by. I should have more time from on so I'll be stopping by too. Glad to see you are still blogging!

Shannon said...

I think that green was on sale somewhere, because the WHOLE entire upstairs of our house was the same color too. Walls, trim, hardware.....everything. These people didn't believe in putting tape on anything, haha.

raising4boys said...

It is frustrating trying to organized others stuff. One day as I was straightening our room/home office and asking what the hubs wanted to do with this and that I got yelled at. I told him I was trying to help him clean up. His reply, "No you are trying to get ME to clean it". I found it funny! They like it that way I guess :)

Great job...can't wait to see the finished project. The mud room was amazing.