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Persuasive Pup and a Converted Closet

It’s Marley’s fault we had to renovate the coat closet.

She looks easy-going and low-maintenance, doesn’t she? Like it would never occur to her to make us renovate a closet? Don’t be fooled: she is scheming. Scheming, I tell ya!

Look at her, contemplating how to make us start a new project when we already have so many underway.

We’ve been keeping her food and water bowls upstairs, in the laundry room that shares a wall with Weston’s nursery. Every night after he’s asleep, she stampedes upstairs, with all the noise and craziness of a herd of wild elephants, and gallops down the hallway to the laundry room.

So you can see why we had to move her food and water bowls downstairs, to the coat closet.

But if you’re making room for her food and water bowl, you have to reorganize the closet.

And if you’re already reorganizing the closet…

You might as well maximize the storage with a new shelving unit.

And if you need a new shelving unit…

You might as will build it yourself.

And if you’re going through all that trouble…

You might as well paint everything.

And if you’re already painting everything…

You might as remove the popcorn ceilings. Caulk everything. Finish the floors.

See how quickly these projects spiral out of control?

Here’s what we’re dealing with:

Not sure how much we can do about our toddler infestation…

Hopefully, some “afters” are coming your way in a jiffy! We’re rolling on this one, guys. Serious.

In the meantime, I’ll be sending Marley an invoice for materials and labor involved in this job. Payable in wet, sloppy kisses.

P.S.: THANK YOU! My little blog was voted in the Top 25 Home Design Blogs for Circle of Moms, and I’m so thankful to you!

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  1. Carol@TheDesignPages says:

    When I work with clients I call it the "might as well syndrome" but in your case I think you might call it the "if you give a dog some water syndrome". Love your doggie!

  2. Erin @ His & Hers says:

    It's like the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"!! I love that you mentioned your dog; those pets really are a part of the family! 🙂

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