Thursday, July 29, 2010


I am going to be painting cabinets and have no idea what color I want. I was not anticipating this so I have not been looking at colors. This is a BIG deal! I can't have something I am going to get sick of. Any Ideas? The countertops are like a light maple color.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Might as Well do it Now

So an update on our house. We closed on our house and have began the "updating" process. Although is has recently turned into a total remodel. Which will be great once it is done, but, will be a very long process. We don't want to go broke doing this, so we are just doing what we can each week so we don't spend to much money. Having a budget will be a necessity.

I am going to start doing weekly updates. So here is the most recent changes.

  • We have started to skim coat the master bedroom. (the walls are all uneven due to a bad plaster job) We have a couple more coats to do with that and we will be done with that room.
  • Purchased some new drywall for the kids' ceilings in their rooms. The ceilings are falling down and the last thing I need is one of the girls crying in the middle of the night from being hit by a piece of plaster!
  • Also we have purchased drywall for the kitchen.
  • Since tearing out the plaster and cabinetry in the kitchen we have found we need some electrical and plumbing updates. (Luckily my hubby is an electrician and grandpa knows plumbing!)
  • We have tore up a lot of vinyl flooring only to find BEAUTIFUL wood floors. So I called around to get a few estimates on refinishing the floors. We are very excited about this! We will have nice hardwood flooring in every room except the bathrooms.
So there is an update of the last couple weeks. My hubby has been working like a dog, 10 hour days at work then 4 hours of driving each day then an hour or two at the house. He is crazy, but I love him for it. It is so hard because we are just ready to get into a bigger place. But, it definitely be worth the wait!

It seems like the phrase is, "Well, might as well do it now!"

Friday, July 2, 2010


I am going from room to room, but it's hard to focus on just one room. An idea I had for our bedroom was to do one wall in wallpaper. Here on some wallpaper choices I have been thinking about. Let me know what you think!

<--the color

Metallic Silver and White-->

<--black & silver

Thursday, July 1, 2010

We have currently put our dining room on hold for now. We are going to end up doing some remodeling in there. We have pretty much decided on a Sofa now so I am working on finding things to go along with it. So if you see anything that works with it let me know. Jess went into an antique place and claims there are some really cool coffee tables. So, I will go some time and take a look. I just want it to get to "old" feeling. I want to feel comfortable in it!

Here is that Sofa we have decided on as of now. It is actually a Sofa Sleeper and will be great to provide our guests with a place to sleep. Being that it is a sleeper it is $697 when just the Sofa is $497. I found this on as well