Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A sunny shade of mustard and eggs.

I still haven't gotten over the whole SOMEBODY GOT SHOT IN MY HOUSE thing, but I am trying. We have been here since October, and still boxes were everywhere. All of the walls were a lovely shade of white, and our microwave didn't work. What the hell? How the fuck was I supposed to cook with no working microwave? I decided this weekend was get the dead people germs off my walls house remodel weekend.

So far we have half of the new appliances installed and the entry, dining, kitchen, and living room painted. Progress? I guess. Except, I can decide if I like the color. Opinions....




Things you should keep in mind and use your imagination for...

1. Let's pretend I have already swept and mopped my floors today. Or this week.
2. The God awful dirty window coverings are being replaced by wood blinds. Although, I hate to admit it, but those do block out a lot of cold and heat.
3. The tacky white fan will soon be replaced. As will the gold doorknobs. Antique bronze will be the finish for the fixtures and faucets in the main rooms.
4. The red in the art niche looks pinky. In fact, it is a dark red glaze in a linen finish, because I am fancy like that with mad painting skills. No. Make that skillz. The other art niche will match by the end of today, but I got tired.
5. The white wall leading up the stairs will not remain white. We have a khaki color (nope not the same khaki from our other house, but practically. Just a different name.) we are using for the hallways.
6. The dining room will have an accent wall in the same metallic green color (you do know about my obsession with Ralph Lauren paints, right?) of our old dining room. If you never went in my old house, you have no clue what I am talking about. Too bad for you.
7. I couldn't take better pictures, because then you would see just how messy my house is right now. We couldn't have that.
Also, I joked on the way home that I was going to pick a random neighbor to come check it out and give their opinion. When we got to our door, a package had been accidentally left at our house. I went to deliver it to the very neighbor I had made jokes about inviting over. He opened his door, and his living room was THE EXACT SAME COLOR. Is this a sign that I should keep it? I think my ghostie set that up.

10 comments:

Allie said...

I like the color, I think it's really calm and happy at the same time, which is hard to do.

Sheri said...

I am liking what I am seeing. I have to admit, though, I loved the khaki you had before. Oh, and I am loving the re-purposed tv table behind the couch. Looks great there. Don't you love when you can make furniture work in more than one house in totally different ways.

Sheri said...

And where are you going with the ceiling color?

ZDub said...

I like it. I want a kitchen that color.

Aimee' said...

I like it!

Allison Talamantez said...

Love the yellow. I think that our house is almost the exact same color.

Catherine said...

I love the color! Beautiful!!! I want to see MORE pictures!!!! I think I want to hire you to come decorate our house. We painted our entire house (well part of it...entry, hall and living room)what we thought was khaki (we saw it used in someone elses house who had no blinds) and it turned out to be more of a grey color. BLAH Ive hated it ever since! My hubby likes it so atleast one of us likes it! Lesson learned!!!

Catherine said...

I love the color! Beautiful!!! I want to see MORE pictures!!!! I think I want to hire you to come decorate our house. We painted our entire house (well part of it...entry, hall and living room)what we thought was khaki (we saw it used in someone elses house who had no blinds) and it turned out to be more of a grey color. BLAH Ive hated it ever since! My hubby likes it so atleast one of us likes it! Lesson learned!!!

I am Trish Marie said...

Sheri...considering we just bought that damn tv stand, and it was super effin expensive, you bet I found somewhere to use it!

Ceiling in dining room is going to be the linen effect like the art niche. I am doing a shade lighter of the wall color for the rest of the ceiling. I think. I have some other paint samples. Too bad you live on the other side of the earth, otherwise you could come check them out!

Catherine, Classic Khaki from Lowes. You can't go wrong. It is the perfect khaki. PS I am also for hire. Ha!

Allison, I am not surprised. I have a feeling we are a lot a like!!

Clemson Girl said...

new follower. loving your blog. and loving your paint job. bravo!