Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Getting it Done

I have missed you all!!
There are not enough hours in the day, lately.
I thought maybe today I'd breathe, brew some coffee, and check out every body's pages. Also, I wanted to share what we've been up-to.

LadyBug picked Orange Slice by Glidden but painted in Behr (not sure if that makes a difference in color turnout...) She also loves seaside cottage things. Remember this group we picked up for her room, back when it was going to be a gray-white?

Hmmm. Well now her room looks like this!

However orange this may look on here..... be assured, it is much more vibrant than that!!
That is where the problem lies. But, a most amazing thing happened.... DIYideas.com solved my problem!!!

It is perfect! She wanted citrus colors...hence the Orange Slice! And the art work is just a piece of MDF covered with decorative paper and card stock shapes on top!! I can totally pull this off! And get this, her 3-D chalk set came with perfectly sized stencils of sea animals!!

In other news, my kitchen is really taking shape! I'll have to snap a few pictures Wed. when I go back to sand the cabinet doors and drawer faces. I bought the appliances the other day from Home Depot. They were having a 10% off no interest for 12 months and the fridge was a perfect floor model on clearance. Are you ready for this?? $2300 for the range, fridge and dishwasher!!!!
The fridge is LG's french door top with drawer freezer on bottom, the range is LG's convection oven with smooth top (something I'll have to get used to- going from gas), the dishwasher is Maytag with all the goodies, all stainless. I was so excited! The fridge being a clearance item had to be picked up and is in this kitchen until we move and the other two will be delivered when we are ready for them.

I have some huge questions. Number one: What finish do I do on the concrete floors?
Number two: Should I paint my cabinets or stain them? should I stain the cabinets and paint the pantry and island?

Oh, I can't remember if I told you but my Master bed and bath are painted French Silver by Behr. I love this color. It is a cool blue gray but is shaded enough to be relaxing at the same time.
The main room colors are Natural Linen by Glidden and Crisp Linen White by Glidden. The crisp linen white is also in the laundry/craft room and I painted the hallways in the Natural Linen. The guest bath is called Fresh Guacamole. Yep, this may have been a bad idea, but I'm going to try and make it work. I love the color it is just a little much for the small space. Other than the girls crazy rooms, I wanted a natural and neutral tone in the house.
So, that is how far I am.
The siding is going on Monday week. The septic is going to be put in tomorrow or Thursday.
Any comments, questions or ideas are welcome. Thanks for making it through this lengthy post!!

My baby will be registered for big girl school Thursday.


Alicia said...

Looks like its all coming around...cant wait to see finished pics!

***Kaylyn starts kindergarten next wednesday...she is so excited but Im not. I just know this will be a huge change and means she IS growing up lol!

Carrie said...

Hey Mary..yes Sawyer was in the hospital for a few days. He is doing great now.

I wish I had some great advice to give about decorating and painting but that is just not my thing. We are thinking about doing some things to our house and putting it up for sale. It is to small and we need a bigger house. Hubby told me to get it ready and we will sell. So I am planning on getting started next week when the kids go back to school. I have a lot of painting and cleaning out to do. We also have some shingles missing on the roof from a storm about a month ago...of course hubby has to fix that..I'm not getting on the roof!! So I am kind of excited about it. I have heard that housed in this price range are still selling fairly well so hopefully we will be able to sell it!!! Sounds like your house is coming along beautifully..I will have to come see it when you guys are all finished!!

Trina said...

Hey mary, sorry about the video. The only thing I can think is internet connection? I just checked and it seems to be playing ok on my end. Maybe just make sure the red status bar is loaded enough before you start it. If I'm having a problem like you're describing, I usually just pause them, let them load all the way, then play it.

BTW, LOVE the room idea! That's gonna be so cute with the orange Ladybug picked out!