I feel that today was pretty productive. The day began around 9:30 AM for Brett. He met the guys from Showcase Tile & Marble at the house to let them in so they could get to work on the floors. I got some boxes together and Matthew came to pick me up and load the table and chairs into the back of his truck. Matthew has been a huge blessing to us… not just right now, but all the time. He is going to make some girl very happy one day. Allison Pinckley also came to help load up some boxes and follow us to the house. Bailey and Meg came over to help out, too!! What fabulous friends/family we have!
Brett and Matthew spent the day getting little random things done that take up a lot of time. They put tons of faceplates/outlet covers/whatever you want to call them back on in the rooms where the paint had dried. They removed all of the brass handles and knobs and replaced them with the new brushed nickel ones! Thanks to Allison for picking out which handles would be best in the house! Brett spray painted a brass chandelier that I plan to repurpose in the office. More about the office in a bit…. They began installing my custom closet. The previous owners (I’m assuming) took the shelves and rods with them for some unknown reason. See pictures below for progress.
Meanwhile, the guys from Showcase Tile & Marble (who tiled our current/last bathroom) were busy laying floors. They finished the master bedroom today and it looks AWESOME!
I began the day working on the trim in the master bathroom while Allison trimmed out the bottom of the office walls. While that dried she cleaned out all my cabinets in the kitchen! 🙂 We decided to get a break at some point during the day and went shopping.
We looked at more paint colors for the sunroom since I’m not quite sold on any. I really, really love the Retro Avocado color that you’ll see below. We came home with a pale yellow color. I do like it, but I’m not sure it’s bold enough. You see, the furniture I have intended to use in there is a wine red color. The issue with the green is that it may look a bit like Christmas in there. I think I can use other fabrics and patterns to avoid that, but Brett isn’t so sure. I also painted a slate color in there last night to see how it looks. Here are the three colors with the sofa in the background. What do you think?? I really
want need the input here!
The one on the left is Flagstone. The one in the middle is Cornmeal. The one on the right is Retro Avocado.
Another option is to put the red furniture in the living room. Decisions, decisions, decisions…. I really do think I could make the green work! Seriously, though, what do you think? PLEASE leave a comment about it.
The Office: I don’t like it. It looks like a baby boy room, and I’m just not ready for anything to look like a nursery in my house. I refuse to repaint what I’ve already painted, though… at least until this summer. I intend to use a bold, not-so-soft and pale fabric for the curtains in the room. It WILL NOT look like a nursery. My mama is loving it right now, though. I told her it’s the closest she’ll see to a nursery in this house for a while. That was right before she left to go home and make more baby clothes. NOT KIDDING! Stephanie and Chris better get busy, I guess.
After I finished painting the trim in the bathroom, I went into the kitchen to do some unpacking. I don’t know if you noticed in any other pictures, but there’s a desk in the kitchen. I just don’t understand that. I’m not knocking any of you that have them, but they just aren’t my style. The original plan was to rip it out and throw it away when that wall was knocked out, but since Dave Ramsey changed the plan the desk stayed. Well, at least the frame stayed. I decided to remove the doors. I puttied them up with something called Plastic Wood. I let it dry, sanded it, and used one of those stain markers on it. I painted the walls behind the cabinet doors to match the kitchen walls the other day. In the current/last house, I was able to display my china behind glass cabinet doors. There was no such place in this house until recently. I decided to display it all in the top of the old desk along with wine and martini glasses. It makes for a fun little display area instead of a desk. I’d like to eventually tile the top and maybe put a wine cooler where a chair would typically go.
We actually left the house at a decent hour today: 6:30ish. NOT BAD. We ended up going to Hobby Lobby to look at fabric for curtains. Brett was so sweet to actually go and seemed to enjoy being there…even though I bet it was an act. I think he’s just impressed with the work I’ve been doing and wanted to let me feel appreciated. Sweet! He even offered different fabrics and asked my opinion. I told him people probably thought he was my gay designer. He didn’t seem to think that was very funny, but he still carried the fabric bolts for me! We got a few swatches to take to the house tomorrow to check against the paint colors and furniture. I’ll try to remember to take pictures tomorrow to post for you! Maybe my AMAZING mother will sew curtains for me (wink, wink)!
Well, this has been a rather lengthy post. I told you it was a productive day, though. If you’re still reading, please do leave a suggestion for the sunroom color!