Friday, March 22, 2013

We've Been Busy!

Finally, things are getting back to normal around here. Before we moved in my husband was coming over to the house to paint after work and on the weekend. This is the kitchen before...
It wasn't bad, it was just a little dark. This is the kitchen after....
We (my husband) painted it Repose Grey by Sherwin Williams and added new stainless steel appliances. I think it brightened it up nicely.

My husband also painted the dining room. This is the before...
And this is the after...
It's also painted Repose Grey by Sherwin Williams. We're very happy with how it turned out. We just need some furniture in there now!

We also painted the bedroom. And when I say we, I mean my husband. I picked out the paint, he did all the work. I just offered moral support and food.

Bedroom before....
Bedroom after....
Chris painted it Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. I love the color. It's so soothing! I can't wait to get my samplers hung up in there (we also need some new lamps)!

The last thing I did was get new cushions for the patio furniture. The ones they had on there were pretty old and faded.
Oreo loves hanging out on the cushions in the sun. I was able to get a couple stitches in out there too!
But then it turned cold, so I've been doing all my stitching inside. I have been working on Ruth Bacheler (pictured above) and Dororthy Walpole. Maybe I'll get them finished this year??

Thanks for letting me share my new home. I'll share more pictures soon!

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Friday, March 01, 2013

It's Ours!

We had the closing on our house yesterday.  Everything went pretty well.  We are all so excited to get moved in.

Our new house

The house has 3 bedrooms plus a nice sized bonus room for the boys.  It also has a nice backyard and a playset for Matthew, which he really likes. 

Matthew on the playset

It has two great porches.  A front porch with rocking chairs, which they left for us.


And a screened in porch in the back.  We bought the patio furniture from them, which saved us a lot of money.  I just need to either recover the cushions, or buy some new ones. 


Anyway, that's it!  We'll probably move sometime in the middle of March.  We need to do some cleaning and painting downstairs.  The kitchen is purple and the dining room is salmon.  Not my favorite colors.  I'm thinking of maybe a gray or greige. :)

I have been doing a little stitching too.  I have mainly been working on Dorothy Walpole...

Dorothy Walpole as of 2/28/13

I finished up the huge bargello band yesterday.

Dorothy Walpole Bargello Band
40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter, AVAS silks