Monday, May 31, 2010

I &hearts peonies

I don't have peonies growing in my yard, but with my parents living pretty close to us, I can go over and cut some whenever I want.

So pretty...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Painted Family Room

So this was a project that wasn't really on the immediate list of things to do. I figured I could live with the colors in there because I didn't think they were all that bad. But...once it came time for me to buy some curtains for our sliding glass door, I just couldn't work with the colors in there. So we decided to paint. O.M.G. This room took FOREVER to paint! Getting in all those little cracks and crevices in the paneling took quite some time. Jim had to use a 3/4" nap roller just to get in all the grooves.

It worked out well and we're quite pleased with the results. Although, this room will never be painted again lol. I'm not in love with the textured ceiling (or the paneling for that matter) so when it comes time to redo this room, it will be a total gut-out. There's no drywall behind the two layers of paneling. That's right, two layers of paneling. There's your typical thin layer of paneling and on top of that is 3/8" paneling. Fun stuff.

Moving on.

We ended up using Wheat Bread by Behr in eggshell.

You can see what the colors were in there in my previous post. I mean, they weren't horrible but it was kind of dark in there and needed to be lightened up a bit.

Here's what it looks like now...

It's kind of hard to tell in these pictures, but this is the color of the curtains...

So now I just need to figure out what to put over the chairs on the wall.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

New couch!

Ok, another house update. This past Monday we FINALLY decided on a new couch. We had visited multiple furniture stores many times, but really had no clue what we wanted. At first Jim liked the idea of a sectional, then he didn't, then he did. At one point Jim just decided hey, let's go home and tape out on the floor the dimensions that we are comfortable with.

As you'll see in the pictures, we couldn't go too long on one side as it would cover the doorwall and we couldn't go too long on the other side because then it wouldn't leave an opening to actually get onto the furniture.

Well we finally decided on Cindy Crawford's Illusions sectional in light taupe and I'm pretty happy about that. We didn't get the chaise because it would have been too big for the space. I want to eventually get an ottoman though.

Don't you just love the paneling and textured ceiling? And don't forget about the beautiful ceiling fan.

We plan on painting, adding curtains and replacing the ceiling fan. I know, why paint after we get the furniture? Well we have other things going on and I didn't want to decide on a paint color before I actually saw the color of the couch in the space.

And this has nothing to do with the couch, but this is Cheeto's favorite spot :o)