Monday, April 30, 2012

Transformation in progress

We picked this up at the Salvation Army on Saturday for $25 ----- its transformation into our new TV cabinet/media center is in progress...

We also got a large wooden mirror for $15 that'll go in the front room. Bonus is that it all fit in the wagon along with Rachel and Adeline and Adeline's stroller!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

ordered the rug...

Rachel had finally decided on an area rug for her office, though, when we went to order it, "sold out".

I ended up finding this one on eBay actually but from the seller which has a pretty good website.

It's 7.5 feet by 9.5 feet:

I also got the white outlets and white light switches installed this weekend too. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

WHITE floors

When I started this project 2 weeks ago, I told Rachel I'd have the room done (painted) before she picked out the rug to go in it.

I'm proud to say, I won the "race":

Still a few more things to do:
  • replace the almond outlets with white ones
  • paint the ceiling fan white

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Office progress

I got the floors sanded and patched over the last few days. There was a glue that they laid down which ended up staining the floors ----- which means its great that we are planning on painting the floors rather than staining them:

Speaking of painting, my Dad is heading over there today to put down at least the first coat of paint! 

Kelly Moore makes a cement floor paint that should be durable, we went with straight white in the gloss. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rachel's Office

This is the last room that we haven't touched with the decorating stick. And it showed, here's the perfect "before" photo, this is like rock bottom, hard not to make it any worse right?

Now that life is settling down a bit, we decided to give it a go. We had always thought we'd paint the room in some kind of green:

Then, Rachel saw this room and wanted to use these colors in her office: 

We were thinking, the "spring tip" in the above photo. So we bought some paint samples, then a few more, then a few more, and they never looked right: 

Then, on a whim, Rachel had me get a sample of "Pink Granite":

Every time we've picked colors for a room, we've gone through 4-8 paint samples, and every time we almost settled on a color. Then, we put on a new sample and it's "perfect". This was the case with the pink granite also, a kind of mauve.

The photo doesn't do the color justice; it's a difficult color to photograph, sometimes looking more brown than lavender. I had originally pulled the carpet out of room, then realized it was the perfect drop cloth, thus why it's still in the photo below.

To do list:

  • pull up carpet to see condition of concrete slab underneath
  • tear out tack strips
  • repair holes left by tack strips
  • pick a color
  • paint ceiling
  • paint walls
  • paint baseboards
  • secure internet cable line to the baseboards
  • sand old glue off of floors
  • paint floors white