Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What we've been up to lately

Well, we finally moved!!! About 2 1/2 weeks ago! We are very blessed to have been able to buy this house. We are in a great neighborhood with great neighbors. I still can't believe we live here. I will post some pictures of the outside of our house soon.

We were very close to buying another house, but it didn't work out. At first I was really upset about it, but looking back I am very thankful for the way things turned out. God had His gracious hand in this process and blessed us with a much nicer home that is in a better neighborhood and has more character. This house is definitely one we will grow into and not out of. I hope to be here for a long time.

So, as with any move, there has been a lot of unpacking.

I realized, I don't mind packing up, but unpacking is not very much fun. I feel like everything is in total chaos, but I know our home will be in order soon. Hopefully!
Now we have to get ride of all these boxes! Anyone need boxes!!
I feel like I just keep creating piles of stuff and not doing anything with them! This is a goodwill pile that I keep putting off taking.

Here are more piles of stuff I don't know what to do with. This room will eventually be my craft room, but until then it is a catch all. I just need to dedicate a full day to this room. I can't wait to get all my sewing stuff here and paint the room a cheery, inspiring color!

In between all the unpacking and putting things away I had to break out the paint brush and paint. My first home improvement project: paint the half bath. We have one half bath downstairs that needed some color. It is still not 100% complete, but it looks much better. The tile in this bathroom is original to the house. It looks really neat.

This picture doesn't do it justice. I wanted to pick up a color that was complementary of this tile and was a little bold.

Here are some pictures before.

It had textured wallpaper that wasn't too bad. It was just a little too neutral for me. It really needed some color. While sitting on the bathroom floor with my sister-in-law I came across Exclusive Plum by Sherwin-Williams. I really liked the color and it became one of the top choices. A couple days later I came across a list of colors I had picked out for the other house that fell through. One of those colors was Exclusive Plum, and I was going to use it in the half bath of that house also. So that sealed the decision for the color.

Here are some after pictures:

It is not quite as rich as I wanted, but I really like how it turned out. Here is what the walls look like against the tile floor.

We want to eventually replace the vanity with an antique (or antique looking) chest and insert a vessel sink.

I have a few more rooms and bathrooms to paint, but I haven't decided on the colors. So more to come!

Have a great day!

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