Sunday, July 22, 2007

Moving, painting at two houses, many miles between...

If you haven't heard from me lately, it's because I've been busy out the wazoo. We officially moved into our new home on June 20th. We had 45 days straight of rain as well, which made moving a real bitch! We would move what we could in our cars, leaving the big furniture at the old house. And with the houses being 22 miles apart..that meant at least an hour worth of driving with each trip...still not entirely done moving, but only have little things here and there.

Boxes all packed up at the old house

We're planning to rent the old house. But since it took us a while to get our furniture, we decided to paint the new house. It took us a few years to start painting in the old we figure we could go ahead and get it done and over with in the new house. Plus, there were some dog and food stains that desperately needed to be covered up. The entire house is the original off-white flat color -- boring!!!

First meal in the new house...couldn't find anything else to eat :p

I based the color scheme in the downstairs common areas on the tile backsplash in the kitchen. I wanted earthy tones...yet colors. Nothing too vibrant, but yet colorful just as well. For the living room, I picked Ground Nutmeg from Behr. It's pretty much a burnt orange color. I liked the contrast against the greenery of the outdoors, especially since we have so many windows.

For the kitchen, I chose Grapevine (kind of like army green) for the kitchen, and then Autumn Harvest (earthy darker yellow) for the dining room.

It took forever to paint the rooms...a few weeks to be exact. 1 coat of primer and 2-3 coats of paint. Not to mention all the time taping and whatnot. Needless to say, painting is a pain in the arse!

I'll eventually post before and after pictures..once everything is in place and fully decorated, that is. That'll take a while. But for now, enjoy the before pictures!

Dining Room


Living Room

Downstairs Half Bathroom



Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Master bathroom

Upstairs office

Upstairs bathroom

Guest bedroom

So you see, I when I said everything was off-white..I meant it!


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