Monday, October 31, 2011


Okay, so I've been a horrible blogger.  And by horrible, I mean HORRIBLE.  Things have been a little bit hectic here and when it came to blogging, it just had to take the back burner.  Before we moved into our new house, Stephen and I were living with my parents.  Our stuff was living at my parents house, in our new house, and in our storage unit.  I never had my camera cord whenever I needed it, which led to me not uploading pictures or blogging.  I'm considering my blogging vacation to be over, and I'm expecting to be back with a vengeance!

Just in case you're not completely bored out of your mind with pictures of our new house, I have somewhat updated pictures.  I took these pictures about 3 weeks ago, so while they're an update to you, they're not really an update because the rooms have improved so much more since these were taken.  However, I figured I'd share with you the ugliness that moving in, painting and situating things brings with it, so you can get a real picture of our C-R-A-Z-Y life right now.  Enjoy!

So we'll start with the first floor.  If you remember, when you walk into the front door, to your left is the Living Room, which we have converted into Stephen's office.  We snagged this solid wood antique desk and office chair off of craigslist for a steal, and I knew once I saw it and waited a week so I could talk the seller down, that it was just meant to be!
This is the view when you're standing in the Living Room/Office and you're looking out into the entry way
This is the view right when you walk into the Living Room/Office

Here is a view of the Living Room/Office from the french doors in the Family Room
If you know me, you know I'm totally NOT afraid of color.  I wanted to paint this office a color that would match our other color choices, and would go with my love for dark wood.  I didn't want to paint it a really dark color, and in real life, this green isn't as dark as it's appearing here.  I got all our paint from Lowes, and went with their Valspar brand.  We painted our apartment using this paint and I loved the results.  This color is Homestead Resort Moss.  In all the rooms that I have painted, I've also painted the trim as well.  I used a Porter Paint color, despite getting the paint at Lowes.  The color is White Umber.

Moving onto the Family Room.  If you remember, when you walk straight into the front door and to the back of the house, you walk into our Family Room.  I didn't think I was going to repeat the same orange that we painted in our apartment, but I loved it so much that I found myself going right back to it.  
Right when you walk into the Family Room, looking to the left
Looking into the Family Room from the french doors in the Living Room/Office
The Family Room, looking into the Kitchen
The orange paint is La Fonda Copper.

Here's our Kitchen, in it's crazy state.  This room is going to be the last room that I am going to paint.  I'm planning on painting it Cincinnatian Hotel Carl Tan, which is the same color that we painted our bathroom in Chicago.

Moving Upstairs...
This is our updated bedroom, which is at the top of the stairs to the right.  This is the same color that we painted our bedroom in Chicago.  It is called Olive Grove.  Now, let me tell you, it is not this green when you're looking at it in real life.  Also, with stuff hanging on the walls, the color is broken up.  In the near-er future, I'm hoping to DIY some crown molding up at the top of the walls/ceiling, which I know will help to chill out the green even more. 
This is standing in our bedroom, looking towards the bathroom (the door out is to the left, the door to the closet is to the right)
Here's our bed...if I pretend, it looks just like our room in Chicago (check it out here)

Walking down the hall...
Remember that pink room?  Well, it's now a calmer shade of tan!  This is a Porter Paint color that I got mixed at Lowes.  The color is Sea Sand.
Standing in the room, looking out into the hallway

Remember that farm mural room?  That room got a complete overhaul.  I chose this light shade of blue because it matched all my bedding that I had before I converted from a Miss to a Mrs. If you look in the corner, you can see that bedding :)  This color is New Day.
Here is a shot of the room looking out into the hallway

So, as you can tell, we've been busy little bees.  We've painted the family room, living room, and all three bedrooms; not to mention all the trim in the hallway.  Since these pictures were taken, I've begun tackling the dining room.  More to come on that later!  What about you?  Have you been doing any home projects lately?  How do you feel about painting???  I'm beginning to be annoyed with it...