We moved into the house about two weeks ago and we’re so happy! We got it painted, except for some trim, the night we closed. Jon’s family was such a big help! My brother helped too, but he’d worked all day, so he left a earlier. My only dissapointment was the master bedroom color. Due to some misscommunication through texting, it wound up the same color as the living/dining room and the spare bedroom. We can repaint it in a year or two though and it’s not ugly, obviously, I chose the color.
Dylan’s room got painted an orange with a deep teal ceiling. I love the color of his ceiling. The bathroom is mostly tile, but there are a few wall areas that I’m going to paint, along with the cabinet with the leftover paint from Dylan’s ceiling. There was a lot of leftover paint. We got Sherwin-Williams and that’s some high quailty paint. I painted the entire ceiling with one tray of paint. It’s not a huge ceiling maybe 8 x 8 feet, but still.
We got new dark gray living room furniture and it’s impossible to arrange because it’s bigger than I thought. Ashley Furniture was having a promotion so we got a couch and loveseat, two black end tables, a black coffee table, two lamps and a small black dining set. I didn’t originally want black, I prefer wood, it seems warmer and cozier to me. It was a great deal though and it looks good with the couch material.
We painted the living room, front room, dining room and spare room the same color as the master bedroom which is cameo creme. The brand I chose was Sherwin-Williams but they got a different brand for that one, but somehow the same color?
We still have a lot of work to do though. My kitchen, for instance, the color it is now isn’t bad, but I’ve chosen sort of a bold color scheme. I want to do yellow, navy blue and kelly green with some white to tone it down. I’m going to paint my bottom cabinets navy blue and get some silver drawer and cabinet pulls. I wanted to take off my upper cabinet doors so I’d have some open shelving, but now I’m not sure if I will. I don’t know how to organize my food so it doesn’t look bad. The walls in the kitchen are paneled, and it looks sort of like bead board. It’s a light green now, but I’m going to paint it white. I really wish I could get some wood butcher block counters.
Next year, with our tax return I want to put some wood floors through the house. My parents have pergo and I think it looks really nice. I just think wood looks so much nicer and cleaner. It’s supposed to be easy to put down too. I asked my dad if he’d tell me what to do. We have real wood floors under the carpet, but I’m afraid to pull the carpet up in case it has giant water stains or something. The exposed wood in the dining room and master bedroom isn’t in the best shape, but I think it looks better than our ratty carpeting.
Our spare bedroom that we’ll be using as an office/craft room has two closets and they put a toilet and sink in one of them. A toilet and sink that don’t work. So we just use them to keep plastic totes of stuff in. I have so much craft stuff and nowhere to keep it except those totes. Dylan’s room has two closets too, which is perfect because I wanted to make him a little reading nook anyway. So we took one of the doors off and I’m going to make some cushions and put up a curtain and figure out some more cool stuff. I found a way on pinterest to make a little loft-type thing and it looked pretty easy, except I don’t have any power tools. 😦 I need power tools.
Here’s a list of some of the things I want to get to eventually:
- Put wood flooring down
- New kitchen counters
- Repaint master bedroom
- Redo bathroom
- Paint kitchen cabinets
- Paint or get new front door
- Get new hardware (Door knobs, drawer and cabinet pulls…)
- Paint the brown trim out front
- Paint the brick to match the siding
- Get cute shudders to compliment front door
- Get a bolt near the top of the front door and the patio door, extra security for Dylan
- Maybe take the doors off the cabinets if I can get a little pantry
- Paint and touch-up all trim in the house
- Paint ugly shed out back
- Get a cement front porch and some kind of pergola/roof over it
- Pergola over back deck too
- Get decorative house numbers
- Get new vents, or paint the old ones
- Get a headboard for master bedroom
- Get Dylan a bed he can’t break
- Add decorations
- Get furniture for our reading room
- Get litterbox hiding furniture
- Get a entryway bench thing with coat hangers
So, some of that stuff is next couple of days stuff, some of it’s next couple of years stuff.
The day before we moved in, at the final walk-through
At the walk-through. I think he likes it!
Exhausted-looking, but happy Momma and her boy.
First time in his new house. He spent the night with grandma and got a hair cut.
Poor little guy, he got overstimulated.
And first time playing in the backyard!
Here it is. Like I said, the front needs some work, but we love it. It’s our house.
I’ll add some pictures of the new paint and more of the inside later.