Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Seeing the light

The painters finished today! Yea! Everything looks great and I'm so happy with all the colors. We were out at the house off and on today from 10-5:30...long day. But the boys were great and I actually got a little cleaning done while Luke took a little nap amongst a room full of boxes...

...and Jacob helped me clean the kitchen cabinets. Yes, I'm still cleaning these, so dirty. Jacob said he wanted some work gloves like mine and he wore them for a little while and then said "I'm going to take off my gloves, I can't get a good grip on my towel. Now I can clean these in a jiffy." I had to laugh out loud at this one!

Here are a few before and after pictures of the new paint...the living room before, green

Living room after...


Laundry room before...

Laundry room after...I think I'm the most excited about the blue in the laundry room...lovin' it!

Half bath before

Half bath after...I thought it would be fun to do stripes here, my second favorite room...

Our room

Our bath before...

Our bath after...


Boys room

I forgot to take a picture of the guest room and bath and the game room, which turned out really fun! It will make for a fun playroom for the kids. I'll post that one next time.

I'm feeling a little better about the shape the house is in. We are seeing the light. The carpet is getting put in tomorrow. The new ceiling fans, light fixtures in the kitchen and a little tile work will be done on Friday. I think we will be done with the major stuff after that. Just on to the little stuff, but when does that ever really end??


  1. Yay! It looks great! The fresh paint and fresh floors will make it feel brand new!

    Here's a little tip: If there are some things on your list that would really bug you if you don't fix them, do them NOW! In my experience, it'll be a long wait to get them done if you don't do it in the beginning. I still have a nasty oven and awful brass fixtures in my house that I figured we'd get around to in the first 6 months. Here we are 2 years later... ha ha!

  2. You're right - the project list never ends. Never. Ends. But it sure is fun to see the progress and get excited about those projects once they get checked off!

    Girl, this is looking b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. I'm so happy that you are loving the paint colors. I can't wait to see it in person. Oh, and that blue in your laundry room is like one great big ray of sunshine. We put a color similar to that in our kitchen, and I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it. Sometimes taking a risk really pays off. Just like your stripes - adorable!

  3. PS - Please tell Jacob that I have plenty of things that need to be cleaned in a jiffy if he'd like to come to Virginia for a visit.

  4. Oh Jacob - he is so funny! :) I love all the new paint colors! It looks so pretty! I like the stripe in the boys room and the half bath too!

  5. Everything looks so good. I can't wait to see it all once you are moved in and settled. You guys have done a great job with the colors!

  6. Oh my goodness, I'm so behind in reading your blog posts! Just got your new address in the mail and came to your blog to catch up! New baby and new house... wow, you've been busy! Congrats! So excited for you guys!