Monday, May 24, 2010

Dining Room Inspiration

Austin and I planned on painting our dining room red from the time we made the offer on our house. A few weekends ago, we even bought the sample of the red we picked out and loved it. But, I had a nagging feeling that it might not be right, then Austin made a comment about how all of our dishes have blue in them, and would it look goofy? So, I did some inspiration hunting and we both fell hard for this dramatic, yet comfortable, dining room.

The good news is, we already have pieces that will fit seamlessly into this room. Stay tuned for the finished product!

Image courtesy of Lonny: the online shelter magazine

Monday, May 10, 2010

We are homeowners!

We closed on our house last weekend and have spent the past week creating a LOT of sawdust. Austin stayed in NC all week and was joined by his father and they worked sun up to sun down to make our house meet our visions. Here's the recap:

-Attic: floor reinforced, new plywood down (and level!), knee walls almost done, new windows purchased

-Laundry Room: completely gutted, re-framing started on outside wall, window and tile purchased

-Kitchen: under the cabinet lights installed, hole cut to move fridge, 1960s oven gone, new oven awaiting delivery

The "carriage house" (how many people do you know have one of those babies!) is full of debris and wood. I frequently get picture text messages of our house in various states of disrepair, I've done the 7 hour drive back and forth two weekends in a row, and the list only continues to grow before we move in.

A big, fat, thank you goes out to my husband and father in law for all of the blood and sweat (the only tears are on my end that I know of!) that has gone into our house already. I trust A completely with this task- so I'll just finish my last 21 days of school and daydream about how I'll decorate it ;)

P.S. Pictures to come- I'm too tired to upload them now!