Monday, November 30, 2009

We're in!

We're sooooo happy to be in our new home. Thanks to all the help we got from family and friends! You were all super great and we appreciate each of you very much!

All the important stuff that we use day to day is out of boxes and put away. Not saying its where it will remain...but at least I was able to empty 21 totes so far! And I've sold just that many also! Made some friends a deal and got rid of some of them. The rest I think I plan on keeping, cause who doesn't need totes? Right?

I'm anxious for the furniture to get here so I can start to decorate! Its driving me bonkers! Most of my pretties have been put away since putting the house on the market. I'm dying to get some of it back out! Basement family room furniture is ESTIMATED to be here the week of Christmast...I'm not expecting it then though. Not getting my hopes up. I just ordered my blue couch today, and its estimated arrival will be after January 1st. Thats ok, we have stuff to live on until then. I'm just antsy!

We walked away with more $ than expected after both closings, so we're spending it! On the furniture of course. But since we needed to replace the dishwasher that was here, we decided to splurge a bit and get ALL new stainless steel appliances. Dishwasher is coming tomorrow and the rest should be here next week! Not often you can go out and buy all new appliances and a couch and pay cash! That will never happen again! But it feels good to know its not another "debt" that we'll be paying on! Love it!

Pictures to come soon! This week, I'm going to focus on making Becca's room HERS. Her's is about the only one that I can decorate right now!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Preview of new house/*super long post*

So there is this couch I found yesterday! Want it! Going to order it right after, watch me race to the store to order it to have it in time for Christmas! lol. Not sure how the color shows on your monitor. But its a robin's egg blue that makes me fabulously happy!

Ok, its not really the one I fell in love with, but it will work the same, still sleek lines, and a little more contemporary than we are used to. But this will go in my CHOCOLATE brown living room, with my 3 CREAM tin ceiling tiles that I got for an amazing $30 total! They look most like the top left picture if you click on the link. Very simple, not over done, vintage/flea market-y style with just a touch of rust. Pulling my contemp sofa with my very traditional entertainment armoir and end tables together.

I have been stocking up a little bit at a time, super finds on the clearance shelves some items that will receive a mini make over via a little friend named Rustoleum Spray Paint, to accessorize the new living room! I sooo can't wait. I can't wait even more share the finished pictures with you once we're in and the space is presentable. So here the befores of our most public spaces! (items in the picture are of the seller...although her taste isn't horrible!)

My Livingroom looking right from the front door.

My entryway looking left from the front door. Can't wait to Pottery-Barn it!

The Kitchen ! I have an island! I'm going to dance around promises that I won't dance on it either! These two walls are brick faced. I will be painting those a white/off white. The 2nd picture is my inspiration. not sure If i want to go distressed, or completely covered. What seems more cottage-y to you?

And the Basement family room! Right now it is gray & silver sponge painted. Soooo not us, although I will say, of all the sponge painting I've seen...they did exceptionally well. This will be changed to a tan. New furniture is ordered..shown in the 2nd picture.

Monday, November 9, 2009

11 days!

We are living in a see of totes and boxes. Pretty bland...gray and brown everywhere you look. All the pretties are down off the walls, pretties off the tabletops, shelves and hutch are down. Becca packed / of her toys and most of her books, so there is less mess from those. We're all a little out of our element. But the excitement far surpasses the odd feeling of walking into a room with stacks and stacks of this..

They great you as you pull into the garage.

They welcome you at the back door.

They look over your shoulder as you work on the computer in the dinning room.

And tell you goodnight as you drift off to sleep!