It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I finally got a new USB memory card reader, so there are a TON of photos I want to share. And I dropped my camera last night and now the pictures I take are all wonky. :
Anyways, since I last posted I was dealing with the stress of the lenders holding back on our house. Right after I posted, I got word that we officially closed on the house. We had the official word we could enter our house.
And we got right to work. We added new gutters to the back of the house (since there were none!) and had the fireplace hearth and chimney inspected and cleaned. We got rave reveiws of our fireplace from the chimney guy, who did a great job btw, and I can’t wait to use our fireplace . . . . on hot summer nights. ha. Have to wait until winter now.
Our home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room with fireplace, family room and a kitchentte off from the kitchen near the garage.
The first thing we wanted to do with the house was take down the wall separating the living room from family room.
The couch is against The Wall.
The family room was just a “stuff room” or “sitting” room or formal entertaining area, used by the sellers.
The living room, with the fireplace was just the couch and the TV and some knick knack shelves. It was also dark and we knew that taking down the wall would truly open up the space and add in tons more light.
So before we took down the wall, we dressed it up a bit.
Colors out the ying yang (as my father would say).
This is our first home together, one that would could actually call our own and paint and take down walls so it’s our first time doing a lot of this DIY (do it yourself).
We I later swatched up other rooms with colors so we could see how they looked in the rooms once we narrowed them down to ones we liked.
But seeing how this would be a major thing and moving electrical stuff, we decided to leave it to a professional. We contacted our realtor’s guy, whom he recommended and they got to work on Tuesday.
Already sooo much more light.
The contractor put the beam up there for support for the skylights that the previous owners had installed. I don’t really mind the beam at all. A little rustic. Of course they are putting on the sheet rock which we will be able to paint over, but right now it’s wood.
The space is so big now! I honestly can’t imagine how I am going to set up the space and am afraid if it might be a little too big ??
While that was happening, Eric and I have been busy painting the rooms. I had a mini mental/emotional breakdown on Saturday (starting with the paint of the guest room in the morning and ending with my car radiator blowing up in the afternoon) but other than that, the painting and the color choices haven’t been too bad.
It was jam packed with the sellers stuff before they moved. You can see the wall paper on the left hand side of the picture. The entire wall was wall paper. Built in cabinets to the right.
Paint is Cup of Cocoa by Behr
Wall paper on 3 walls. 4th wall is built in cabinets and closet. There are also shelves at the top of the room.
Paint color is Nautical Grey by Behr
They used it as an another office.
This is the room that began my melt down. The color just looked soooooooo off while it was being painted, all wet.
By the time I got back, Eric had finished the room, the color dried and I actually liked it.
Color is Egyptian Nile by Behr. It is the only “dark” colored room in the house.
Color is Adobe Straw by BEHR.
I am not sure how I feel about the color. It has some pink tones, which I am not too much a fan of, but it also has some clay earth tones that I find relaxing and cool.
As some of my friends have said, the great thing about owning your own home is that you can change the color anytime you want.
We are slowly beginning to move things into the house. But there is a looooooooooooooong way to go.
Gambit is helping.
Have you ever painted your room/house before? What colors did you you get? Did you like the result or did you switch to a new color later on?