Oh man, this weekend was a crazy one! It included:
27 hours spent on house updates.
7 trips to Home Depot.
1 pizza ordered, 3 fast-food runs.
5 rooms painted.
1 wall knocked down.
Here is the updated dining room (the kitchen is connected, but I forgot to take an "after" picture). The dining and kitchen are the same color, Glidden Smooth Stone.
This next room was intended to be the formal dining room, but we'll be using it as an office/sitting room. The new color is Behr Puddle. In real life it's more gray and less brown, but it does have really warm undertones which I love.
Here's our new living room color. I forgot to take a "before" pic, but it was the same blue color as the dining room. The new color is Martha Stewart Cement Gray. We painted our bedroom the same color, but I forgot to take pictures of that too. I'll take some next time I'm there, promise!
And now for our biggest project of the weekend (drumroll, please!). We knocked out the wall down between the living and dining room! This was all Tony, so I can't take any credit. It's amazing how much bigger the place looks now that it's open. It turned out exactly how I pictured. We'll be staining the beams at some point too, so it will have a more finished look.
We also found this note from the original homeowners on the drywall! So cool.
Just look at these nice clean lines!
I'm so happy that we accomplished so much this weekend, but we still have a ton to do, including:
- Painting Chloe's room
- Painting the playroom (halfway finished)
- Painting the laundry room
- Re-painting all of the trim white
- Installing hardwood floors in kitchen, dining room, entryway, and hallway
- Vacuuming and steam-cleaning the carpets
- Installing all of our kitchen appliances
Those are just the things we'd like to finish in the next few weeks before we move all of our stuff in. The to-do list for after we move in is too long to even think about! Oh, and I'm not even thinking about the yard yet. It's a disaster!
On the plus side, I feel less guilty about skipping the gym now that I've developed huge biceps from using the paint roller. It's hard work!