Sunday, February 28, 2010
Nate does not know how or where I get the energy to start painting at 8pm on a Sunday... I just don't sit still very well when there are fun projects to be done! I thought I would post pictures of the project 1/2 way done. It's quite a change but it looks really cool. Painting around the rocks, windows, and molding took me a lot longer than I thought. I like the detail work and I leave the open, large walls for Nate :) I'll post pictures once we finish this room.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I know the guys at the Home Depot paint department by name and this is why.....
Nate thought it would be funny to put a picture up of the samples we have collected (and there are more). Anyone know of any good projects that these would be of good use?
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
When we found the interior base paint color in the garage, the can read "Antique White", which is a nice way of saying "Light Yellow". The color drives us crazy! We have finally decided on a base color for the majority of the common areas. It is called "Gobi Desert". It's a tan-grey color. While Nate was out of town this week, I painted the majority of the kitchen. The color looks awesome and makes the house feel warm and cozy. It's going to look great in the rest of the house.... just not sure when we will get to it. One wall at a time!
The previous owners took all of the appliances (oh and the fence, outlet covers, knobs, and bathroom door!... all of which we have replaced since we moved in). The table, buffet, and couch are all new. Just last weekend we bought a new TV that fits the built-in shelf. We just need to build a box or something to lift it up and get rid of the gap. We're getting there...
Before Pics on the bottom right:
Nate always wanted a blue room but I never thought I would agree to it. Surprisingly, I love it! It looks great with our new furniture. We just need to add some more blinds on the small windows, curtains, and decor!
This was our first paint project. You can't tell how bad those stripes were in this guest room from the pictures, but if you saw them in person, you would have seen how crooked and messy they were. It took us an entire gallon of primer to cover them before we could paint the room. Curtains and decor are still needed, but the stripes are gone and the green is a lot of fun! Before
We painted the downstairs powder bathroom about a month ago. We also took off the mirror and replaced it with a more unique one. These sconces are THE ONLY thing we have hung up on a wall in this house! The bathroom still needs some artwork, but it's better looking than the stark white and boring mirror. Before
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Well... here goes nothing. Nate and I have decided to start a blog to help keep friends and family up to date with what is going on in our lives here in Bend. We purchased our first house this summer and we have been adding/changing/improving every week (some weeks more than others). We are in the middle of the 'paint' stage. It's been comical because Nate is quite color blind. Most of the tans that I picked out were pink to him, so it looks like we are going with more of a gray color. Our bedroom is almost done. We painted it "stone fence" which is a blue/gray. Pictures of before, during, and after will come soon! Thanks for checking out our blog!