Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday, November 2, 09

Good morning! We managed to get our garage completely cleaned out and in 4-6 weeks this will be our new family room. Construction started this morning and the same company that built our shed is also doing the conversion work.  I will share progress pictures as they go along.

These shelves are on the opposite garage wall, so I took all of my tea things down since there will be a lot of banging around. I've also decided to paint the kitchen the same color as the new room, which will be a creamy beige. The walls look harsh yellow in pictures, but it's not so bad in person.

Either way, Phillip isn't a fan, so he will be very happy to see a different color, and I think the two rooms will flow together better. It's my goal to have the kitchen painted by Thanksgiving, but the work crew won't have the family room finished until early December.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, we are hoping to have dinner at our house, but it will depend on whether our new table and chairs are ready. We ordered them from the Amish Furniture Warehouse and chose a stain to match our current hutch. My parents gave us their dining room table when we got married and Phillip's parents gave us one a few years ago, so this will be our first new set. We have many blessings to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Well, that is what is going on at our house. I hope you have a wonderful first week of November!


Jennilee said...

Wow! How exciting! I can't wait to see the progress pics! Do you have a current family room that you will be converting to something else?

Wendi said...

I am excited to see your new family room. We have lots of hand me down furniture and it is always fun to get something new.

Have a great day!

Brenda Eason said...

I can't wait to see. You are about to get bust as if you weren't already =)

Stacey said...

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. It will be a wonderful space!

Susan said...

So exciting to get a new room! When we lived in Ft. Worth, we wanted to convert our garage into a new kitchen/dining area, but we just never had the time and/or money. I'm looking forward to seeing your new family room. Having it done by Thanksgiving is very ambitious - I wish you well with it! :)

marmielu said...

How exciting! Having just finished painting two rooms, I wish you luck!
Mary Lou

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

I can't wait to see and follow your "Family Room" progress.



Lady Farmer said...

Wow! Kelli~
Just think of the space you will have! I keep trying to convince my hubby that we should convert our garage into living space but he's not game!
Can't wait to see your pic's!

Tina Leigh said...

Can't wait to see how you decorate your new room. Are you going to change your living room into something else now that you will have such a big family room? Oh and tell Philip that I have always loved the yellow kitchen....mine is yellow too! Miss ya!

Nancy M. said...

Looks so nice! I will be looking forward to pictures of the new room.
Have a blessed day!

Terri said...

Definitely show the pictures when you are all done. Smart idea on moving all those tea cups! :-)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is so exciting. I remember when I was finally able to purchase the dining room table I'd always wanted.

It was (is) a pine table, which is a wood my husband (who has a Master's Degree in Wood Science) doesn't care for. However, since pine was far cheaper than any other wood table... he learned to love it. :)

I hope it is all done by Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, I am so happy for you. It will be lots of work but the end results will be worth it.

Love the new table and chairs. You will make a lot of memories around them.

Love, Debbi

Paula said...

Can't wait to see the end result!:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli!

Your new dining set is beautiful. You and your hubby definitely will be busy over the next few weeks, but it will be so worth it. I can't wait to see the after pictures. I am so excited for you! Take care.

God Bless,

Kym-Anne said...

How exciting!
I can't wait to see your progress pics and of course the final result.

Have a great day:)

Jackie said...

Looks as if your plans for your new family room are coming along nicely. You finished the first major hurdle, getting it all cleared out.

God Bless.

Gracie said...

I can't wait to see the finalresult, but I'm sure it will be just lovely!

Donna said...

Your new dining set is beautiful! I can't wait to see your new family room. I'm sure it will be lovely. :) Have a blessed day!

GiGi said...

Oh how nice. Im trying to convince my hubby to convert our 2 car garage but so far, no go! I will tell him about yours. Can't wait to see more pics of the process!!! Are you doing your Thanksgiving blog carnival like last year? I hope so, I can't wait!!!!!

The dB family said...

Exciting times! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress!

Our kitchen is yellow too! I do love the warmth that yellow walls make, but I'm ready for a change. I'm going with a more neutral colour so I can accessorize for the seasons as I've always wanted to do that.


pendant ceiling light said...

sounds like you had your work cut out for you.

*Ulrike* said...

I'm sure you will have the family room as pretty as everything else!
Maybe your new furniture will be there by Thanksgiving, if not, it is more about the people, fun, good food, and happiness!
Have a wonderful day!

Rosie said...

I can't wait to see the progress on your new family room. My husband and I have been thinking about doing the same with our garage in the future. I'm excited to follow along!

Mrs. Freida said...

I love your tea cups and tea pots. I always hunt the aisle of Good Will and other places for them. YOu have a very lovely home

Lara said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new family room! I'm sure you will make it beautiful. By the way, I made your cookies the other day! They were SO good!!
Lara :o)

Michael said...

I'm so looking forward to thanksgiving myself in fact. I love your very Autumnal photos, btw.

Jennifer Hoots said...

I think you are very smart to convert your garage to more living space. I've always thought I could not live without a garage, but for the past year, I've done just that and am doing well. Your shed looks like a great addition to your backyard, as well. Glad to hear things are going so well.

Monique said...

Wow, I have been gone a while and when I come back there have been so many changes ; )
All the news sounds great. I can't wait to see pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend !!

Julie Y said...

Since we are in the process of doing the same thing, I will be following your garage-to-family-room conversion with much interest. But since our projects go veeeeery slowly, I'm sure you will be enjoyig your new space long before me!

Jennifer said...

Looking forward to pictures of all the exciting progress in the days ahead! I love a renovation project!!:)

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Oh, I hope you get it all ready before Christmas!

I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your post on the home circle games. I'll be linking to you in my November 7th post on my blog. Please come and see.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how I wish my garage looked like that! I can't even imagine. :-) I'm anxious to see your finished project. You must be so excited. It's a good thing you remembered to take down your precious things....I had a similar situation and DIDN'T remember...YIKES!

Warm blessings,

Heather Anne said...

Kelli - how fun! We did the same thing to our garage a few years ago and turned it into an office for the Historian who has a FEW books!
As far as color, I don't know if you have already picked your paint, but I love love love Sherwin Williams 'Macadamia'. It is a nice 'beige' and goes with everything - it is not too yellow or too pink - very neutral and rich! That's my 2 cents for you!

the voice of melody said...

I love construction projects...just not in my house! I'll look forward to seeing the updates here though. I think the cream color in your kitchen will be beautiful as it is more neutral but yellow is pretty too. It's what I call a happy color. :)