Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Blair Witch Room

For some reason - the owners of our house saw fit to paint what will be Joey's room by using the handprints of their kids/grandkids - Every time I walk into this room I can't help but think of that last scene of The Blair Witch Project with all of the dead kids handprints all over the walls.  So after the downstairs gets painted - so does Joseph's room.  Here are the befores...

Yeah gross huh.  I think so too - if you check out that right hand wall in the last photo you will also see the beautiful maroon (sensing a theme here) stripes all over as well. And obviously that ceiling fan has GOT to go!!!  All in good time.

Joey has been saying all along that he wants a blue room.  This is what I have come up with so far.

With his Cars curtains and bedding it will look really nice I think.

Monday, April 23, 2012

And now for the dining room/kitchen

Ugh - this is going to take some work - right now it has plants all over it and the carpet is really awful but I have big plans!

The pee yellow/ lime green walls are going to be a nice sage green color from Sherwin Williams called Edemame.  And I am thinking about painting the cabinets whole wheat.  It's hard to do on the paint visualizer since the colors are so....well...gross...but here is the palate.


Whole Wheat for the cabinets
Allure Flooring

New Ceiling Fan
Cabinet Hardware

Friday, April 13, 2012

Living Room Planning

Over the next few posts I am going to take you through the HOUSE that my wonderful amazing husband bought for me.  I'm SO excited to jump in and do some redecorating and renovating.  The previous owners smoked inside so there is a TON of deodorizing and KILLZ that will be needed on the walls and the ceiling but its going to be fun!

The major project is going to be the living room and the office.  I thought I'd start with the "before" pictures and show you what we do with the potential.  I didn't take any outdoor pictures today because it was cold and rainy outside so we will start with the living room.

Note that in these "before" pictures everything is dark and dingy - there is a light beige color on the walls. The picture rail is maroon and there is some "unfortunate" red plush carpeting.  Underneath, however, are HARDWOOD FLOORS!  I'm praying they are in good shape under there and that the carpet comes up easily.

 There are pocket doors that block this off from the hallway and the office space (which is right behind where I am standing to take this photo.  

This is the color palate that I am wanting to use in this room to help brighten up the space.  I'm thinking of using the brown below the chair rail, and the grey above to make the space more delineated and a white in between.  We have the dark brown sofas and my pillows and have the blue shades to really make everything stand out and look really clean.

A rug like this would fit perfectly!
And I already have these curtains as well

So I'm hoping that it will turn out a little like this...

Thanks to the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer!
Full on after pictures to come in about a month!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

33 Goals for my 33rd Year

1. Moving into our new house!
2. Painting each room
3. Learning to refinish floors
4. Learn to install laminate/hardwood flooring in the dining room
5. Read/listen to at least one fiction and one non-fiction book per week
6. Complete an average of 2 scrapbook layouts per weekend 
7. Convert the attic to a craft studio.
8. Get a Personal Trainer at the YMCA
9. Lose 1 pound per week (total of 50 pounds by next year).
10. Run a 10k
11. Make time to write each week
12. Buy my first company!
13. Add on 3 sales people
14. Embark on a new marketing campaign/strategy
15. Host at least three lunch and learn seminars
16. Maintain budget.
17. Hire a sales/service manager
18. Certify the company through VSI
19. Launch a historical home ad campaign
20. Research solar technology
21. Make 1.5 million in production.
22. Read one business/management/motivational book per month
23. Plan a date night with my husband once a month
24. Plan a special Friday activity with Joshua every week over the summer
25. Create an organizational schedule for the household
26. Find a preschool program for Joseph
27. Plan a family vacation for July
28. Organize and plan James move to Iowa State
29. Save money and stay on budget
30. Volunteer to watch Logan monthly or more
31. Keep natural foods in the house for the family
32. Teach Jackson to ride his bike on two wheels
33. Pay back loan from mom and dad.