another one bites the dust

Here we go again. Again. Here we go ripping apart another room in our home. Here we go doing something over again, for the second time. It is a trend that we just can't seem to shake. We refinished our bathroom in 2007 and again in 2014. We redid our kitchen (partially) in 2007, then again in 2015. And here we are, redoing our "office" for the second time. The first time we knocked out a wall, installed windows, and painted everything white, white, white. But we knew what we were doing was "just getting by." Although the white paint helped (white helps everything in my opinion) you just can't hide dark, cheap paneling forever. Dan will be tearing down our current walls, replacing studs as needed, switching out some electrical, and putting up new drywall. The ceiling in the office is the only room that is "textured" and it reminds me of popcorn ceiling and gives me the chills every time I look up. So we'll be fixing that too. And finally, the doors. Well, we currently have no doors. This is such an odd little room because we use it more as a hallway (to get from bedrooms/bath to the kitchen) than anything else . But, we're going to try and make it more functional and Dan will be installing pocket doors for easy sliding and hiding. Pop in a new closet door and install a new light fixture and we'll be in business.
And why in the world are we doing all of this, you may ask? Babies. They get everything, don't they? Our plan is to have this be the new babe's bedroom. Or, if we don't like that idea, it will be a nicer home office for Dan (who currently shares an office with Sherman ... in the sun room) and the kiddos will share a room. Or maybe it'll be our new bedroom. Time will tell. But either way, we are excited for another project. The funny thing? I swore when we bought this little old house in 2007 that we'd be moving out by 2010. Or definitely by the time we had our first baby. But here we are in 2015 ... trying to figure out where the heck we're going to put all of these cribs. This little home of ours has certainly come a long way. And so have we. Let the fun begin!