After much discussion and thinking, we have finally found a use and a name for the little front bedroom. It's going to be a nursery!!
(No, Mom, I'm not pregnant)
When Shayne and I first got married, we were dead-set on not having any kids. Ever. None. And then I turned 25. Anyone who discounts the notion of a biological clock is full of crap. One day we went to Target and were looking at movies. And then I saw them: baby socks. Little, litty-bitty, colorful baby socks. I dragged Shayne over to look, and it was all downhill from there. He even told me he was excited about me getting pregnant. What happened to us???
So now the little front bedroom will be a nursery. This has sort of thrown a wrench in the rest of our house projects. What order is best? What needs to be done to make the house livable for a kidlet? First should be to finish the nursery and refinish the floors in there. Second is to finish the office (remove the little wallpaper that's left, repair the walls and ceiling, close off the opening to the hall closet, re-open wall for original closet, and refinish the floors). Third is to move our room into the office, re-do the closet wall and closet interior, paint, and refinish the floors there and in the hall. Thankfully, we can do everything ourselves except for the drywall. I want it to be perfect, so I'll happily pay someone for the few bits we need done.
Now we just need to decide whether the kitchen or bathroom is more important...