Saturday, May 4, 2013
Well, yet again those who know me know I love change. However, I wasn't the ONLY one in this house who was tired of the Brandywine color, lol. We decided on a color called Pavestone by Sherwin Williams, of course....it's a neutral color without being beige or khaki which I just can't do, lol. I just love color, and lots of it which is obvious if you look in our home. It's more of a grayish tone, but you can see hints of a slight tan in it which is why we chose it cause we can both live with this color. It's actually probably my favorite color in the house, and yes that includes the living room. Here is what our dining room and hall color looked like the first time we painted: Here is the second time we painted it Brandywine: And here is the hall in Pavestone: And here's the dining room in Pavestone: That big wood unit we have (which is older than dirt), is going to be painted Heirloom White and distressed when it's not cold and rainy out. Until next time....
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Well, the columns have been painted and have been done for a while. I've just been procrastinating on getting pics. We need to re-caulk (is that a word?) where the wood was nailed together and add another coat of white paint. So, without further ado here is a reminder of what our house looked like when we moved in: And, here it is now after new columns, and landscaping: And, here is our back patio....which we now love and have used every night since we got the canopy: Now we just have to finish the inside. We've decided to hold off on painting the other two bedrooms because we wanted to figure out what to do with the ceilings first. We have old, ugly acoustical tiles in there (yuck!) and I would rather have a smooth ceiling like we did in the other rooms with tiled ceilings, our budget just didn't have room for the guest rooms at the time. So, we've gotten in touch with someone who is coming out to do that hopefully soon, we've just got to buy sheetrock, tape and mud. Then we will be able to paint, add new door/window trim and crown moulding....then paint and install our new interior doors. Almost been three years here, so I'm ready to have it done!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
This weekend, which also happens to be our anniversary, we decided to redo the landscaping in our front yard. After I came up with a design, we set out to buy edging, rubber mulch (won't blow away and doesn't need replacing every year), plants, weed blocker and soil... then we set off to work. Buddy did most of the hard work on Friday, which included mowing, and removing existing old, ugly plants. I have to admit, this undertaking was a bigger pain in the butt than we anticipated. I now understand why landscapers charge so much to do their job....it's hard, backaching work. The hardest part to me, was digging the trench for our edging to go down into....we found that a hatchet did really well for this, lol. Now that it's over, we can feel (and see) our property value going up! All that's left on the front of the house, is to paint our porch and the brick on the columns the same color as our foundation, which is Sherwin Williams Anonymous and to paint the wood on top white (just primered right now). We decided to leave our house white, cause after washing the siding, it looks so much better. Here is a refresher as to what our house looked like when we moved in: And here's the new landscaping. Keep in mind the plants are going to get bigger over the years: Here's the left side of the house: The center bed: And the far right: That's it! Looks so much better than what we had. Think the next blog will be once we finish painting the porch and columns!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Well, nothing new to report on the indoors of our house....but, we have some exciting stuff coming up soon for the outside. When we bought this house we knew that eventually we wanted to do columns on the front porch and to get rid of all of that ugly, dated black metal railing, and also paint....cause a white house NEVER looks clean. We decided to do a gray color on the exterior, Sherwin Williams Summit Gray to be exact, and will keep our shutters black and the front door red. Here is a stock photo of what Summit Gray looks like:
Sunday, January 6, 2013
This blog is actually overdue. We repainted our hall bath, added new baseboards, door trim and crown before we had family/friends over for Christmas (we actually did it the week before over a couple of days). We thought that the original color in there was a little too gold, and decided something a bit more neutral would fit better (this is the only room in our house a tan/khaki color....cause lets face it, I love color!!). Here is what the OLD color looked like:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
So, we finally got around to getting new living room furniture. We didn't necessarily NEED new furniture, but ours was torn, worn, battered and beaten (and add 3 dogs to that....we don't speak of the terror that was Abby, our other schnauzer who currently lives with an old gentleman on a farm). The set we got from Rooms To Go is the Pemberton and goes marvelous with the colors in there. This is also our Christmas present to each other :) Here it is:
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Well, we finally got the master bath done. I had a vision in my head of a vintage beach theme, and even though I couldn't find the picture frames I wanted for the art, I feel like it still came out looking good. Eventually I would like to add a small band of glass tile above and around the top of the sink and possibly above the shower/tub....we'll see. Please keep in mind that our house was built in 1953 and bathrooms were much smaller then....we also kept the paneling and just painted it (cause believe it or not, paneling is coming back!!!). Now onto a refresher of what the master bath looked like when we moved in. Ugly shower curtain they left, old sink/vanity and CARPET!!!