Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Aquarium Addition

When 2015 began, we had hoped to begin construction on our master suite, alas, plans change.
Todd's dad has had a salt water aquarium for the past 15 years.  During that time, we lived with the Riches for a while and Todd enjoyed the weekly water changes and cleaning of the tank as well as testing the water and all the maintenance that comes with having a beautiful salt water tank.  Ken first offered it to the bachelor, Isaac, but his bachelor pad didn't really need a fish tank, so then he offered it to Todd while we were enjoying our quite simple Christmas on the farm.

Todd asked my opinion.  I hesitated.  I didn't know where we could possible put it.  I had two ideas, one would be in the unfinished basement, the other was in the closet of Todd's office.  Todd thought the office was a perfect location.  Little did I know that his architectural mind was in full swing and his idea of the closet was VERY different than mine.

Here he is hard at work.  NOT in his office...but you can see his office from the hole that used to be the wall in our living room;)  I have below, some pictures of what our living room once looked like.  You see, the good thing for me was that now that a fish tank was going to be a focal point of my living room, the whole decor had to change!  What is a girl to do!?!

Everything had to go.  The frustratingly durable green carpet that was always too good to even think about replacing.  The white tile in the entry way with the thick dark grout lines.  The greatly appreciated but free paint throughout the upstairs.  And the old worldish look with family antiques and treasures needed to find new homes.

And here it is now.  Everything brought into this space has been perfectly placed and is the most enjoyed room in the house.  Maybe that is because it is the only room in the house (besides the office) that is completed and has a soft carpet to relax on.  The rest of our home will come to a finished state when we take a break from working on other people's homes ;)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation. It's looks awesome!