Ten years ago we added on to our home.
It turned out to be a major undertaking.
My husband has a home office here and he needed more space.
So this was our solution.
We wanted the woodwork to match the rest of the house and there had to have been miles of trim boards to paint.
A 12 12 pitch roof 40 feet up creates some challenges in itself.
Just getting the drywall in on this back side of the house was no small feat.
Mike and my father- in -law did the lion's share of the work.
It took almost a year a half.
Ten years later, and my father-in-law is just starting to talk to us again.
( Just kidding)
In the end, though, it was well worth it.
Thanks to a great architect it is difficult to tell what is old and what is new.
This was Mike's office space soon after he moved into his new office.
We call it command central.
This is where he grew his company.
There have been highs and there have been lows.
Celebrations and sleepless nights.
There is a couch in this room that we call the meltdown couch.
Over the years each of the kids and I have had our emotional breakdowns here while our rock listened, advised and ultimately had us laughing again.
His sense of humor is the glue in this family.
We have partied here, held meetings here, and tried out new skis here.
We watched the towers fall in this room.
This is where Mike was when our future son-in-law asked to marry his only daughter.
Yes, these four walls hold a lot of memories.
Our lives have moved forward but other than new computers and the size of the monitors, little has changed in this space since then ...
We had been talking about repainting.
Mike was tired of the "parchment" color and so was I.
So last night we pushed all the furniture to the middle of the room as we anxiously waited for the painters to arrive this morning.
I was thinking of something in a lighter gray or like last week's Becolorful Color of the Week - Taupe post.
Mike wanted to go bolder. A bit darker, more dramatic.
I'm glad we went with his choice.
Here is a sneak peek of where we are going.
I'm loving it.
I hope you'll check back in to see the finished product.
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