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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36 comments:

  1. Love the colors you've chosen....very soothing!

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  2. Looks beautiful Nicole, I particularly like the Sea Salt!

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  3. You certainly have been busy! And all to very good effect. Congrats--- I'm having total porch envy!!!

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  4. I love the colors you picked out, that Sea Salt in the bedroom is very pretty.... Is'nt it wonderful having a screened in porch?? I just wish the weather would warm up I am ready to take advantage of ours.

    Ruth is coming along nicely, have a great night :)

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  5. Beautiful, Nicole! Your home is just lovely. The colors of paint are so pretty, and everything looks great! And Oreo! Whoa! She is a real cat now! lol! She's a black and white like Mia too! Yay! Love the pic of her enjoying the sun. Ruth is looking great too! Hope you love living in your new home!

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  6. Love it!!So Happy for you and the family. Moves are hard.

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  7. Oh Nicole, your house is beautiful! It is such a thrill to see the before and after pictures. Wishing you much love and happiness (and stitching time) in your new home!

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  8. It's gorgeous!!!! Love the paint choices!!!!

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  9. I, too, love your wall colors. Much more soothing that the prior colors. Nice screened porch, too. Wonderful on a summer's eve. Happy times....

    Good luck with your Scarlet Letters. I've really been moving slowly on that.

    Bobbi

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  10. The nice colors are so very soothing!!!! Chris sure has been busy!!!!!

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  11. So beautiful. Congratulations on finally being in your new home. I hope you have many happy years there.

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  12. Your new home looks fabulous. I love your choice of paint colors.

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  13. Beautiful colors Nicole!! I am so happy for you now you have your own house and can decorate it like you want and make it home!! Now get those beautiful stitching framed :-)!!!

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  14. Love the colors in your home! And nice progress on your stitching!

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  15. Your new home looks gorgeous. Love the picture of Oreo. Great progress on your stitching.

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  16. All the new paint looks fantastic. Very clean and cozy feeling. Your samplers will look awesome on the Sea Salt walls. Love the cheery colors in Ruth! I bet you can't wait for more warm sunny days to stitch on the porch. How nice.

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  17. Haven't seen Oreo in a while, sweet picture.
    So much work moving into a new home. Your husband did an excellent job.

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  18. Your house is wonderful!!! You made the perfect paint changes!! I'd give anything to have your porch. It would be bliss to stitch on!

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  19. Very nice.... can't wait to see the wall of samplers! happy stitching....

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  20. Nicole, it's no surprise to me that what you selected (and what Chris labored over) is completely tasteful and gorgeous. Love your choice of cushions and the colors of the paints you chose. You rock the home dec, girlie!

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  21. Love, love, love your new home. The kitchen is over the top beautiful. Bet you are lovin' all of those brand new appliances. Glad you got to spend some time outside stitching. Oreo is so cute...bet he's lovin' the new digs too !! Hugs dear friend....

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  22. Love the pictures of your new home. Beautiful rooms and color choices! How exciting for you. Glad you are enjoying some stitching time too.

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  23. Beautiful new home and gorgeous colours!

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  24. Your house is lovely. I love the paint colors you chose.

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  25. Love, love, love your new house!!!!!!! The paint colors are so much nicer now too :-).

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  26. Nicole,everything looks great! Isn't it amazing what a difference paint makes?! You have wonderful spots to hang your stitched work! It also looks like you and Oreo will have a lot of good days stitching out on your screened porch!

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  27. Yum... great color choices! They all seem bright, yet soothing. And good job, Chris!
    That porch looks like the perfect spring stitching place - when it warms up - maybe next weekend?

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  28. It looks a very inviting space now you have freshened up the d├ęcor.

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  29. Wonderful job on the house, and beautiful WIPs.

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  30. Oh Nicole, I love the colors you chose! They really are soothing. I can't wait to see what samplers you hang. Good job on the progress too!

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  31. Lovely colors...everything looks wonderful. I especially liked the screened in porch. It looks very inviting!

    Michele

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  32. Your colour choices have really brightened up your new home.

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  33. Looks great! Oohhhh....that patio looks wonderful for stitching!

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  34. You've all been busy, it's looking lovely

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  35. Wow, you both have been busy, the colors are beautiful. Oreo will really love that porch, and you :)

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