Tuesday, September 7, 2010

From Drab to Fab!

Dave and I have been super busy finishing up the house or at least make our house a bit more livable. We got rid of most of the stinky carpet and finished up our floors, just in time for our first house guest since the big floor reno. The floors look great and our house is really starting to shape up now. One thing that I wanted to get done before we finished the floors was to paint our hutch that we are now using as a bar. I want to paint it before the floors were completed so I wouldn't have to bother with being super-duper careful if I was to paint indoors. The hutch is very pretty but it needed a little updating from that rustic look. So I decide to go with a little glam. I choose Martha Stewart's Lagoon which I believe I recently told you in a previous post. Well its done. And I think it looks great. I think it definitely added a bit of charm to this old piece. I have to admit, when I put on the first coat I was thinking, "oh my, what have I done?!" but in the end it turned out perfect! Take a look see from the before to the after!


I'm not sure if you are a fan of painted furniture but I think it turned out great!

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Hey everybody! There was a first this weekend. This was the first weekend that Adriene and I did absolutely nothing but enjoy our house!!! Saturday was the first Auburn football game so we had friends in all weekend tailgating, then thanks to Neal and Lynsey we spent Sunday and Monday at the lake. It was a great weekend and even though there is much more to be done it is nice to sit back and just be at home.

This is not going to become a trend though as we have two bathrooms left that need to be renovated, bedrooms that need to be re-carpeted, and all the other army of things that Adriene has yet to let me know about...

So on to a serious topic, Florida football. I mean seriously 13 mishandled snaps is not acceptable and I am worried about them getting that fixed in just five practices. The defense played great and when they could get past the fundamental mistakes the offense played pretty well. Brantley seemed to be fairly confident back there though.

OOPS, well at least that is out of my system, back to the house, really people who else thinks that the refs delivered that game to Boise St. in the end, oh well. Oh yeah, our office. We still have carpet in there, it is in pretty good shape but we also have around four boxes of wood floors left over from the rest of the house. The office will be a workout/office/extra guestroom////////////nursery (notice that I added several extra slashes to that one).

It kind of throws off the balance of having carpeted all of the back rooms, but I think that it would make the office a little more sophisticated. Also it would save us some $$$ on new carpet. To floor the office would not cost too much, we estimate that we would need two more boxes of flooring (around $150), and to rent the nailer again ( around $30). So what do y'all think about that? Seriously we would like to hear your opinion on that and all our work so far. Adriene has gotten several ideas from her other daily blogs and we hope that with your help we can add our two cents into the home design blog-o-sphere.

PS. We have a three piece sectional sofa for sale, would anyone be interested??? Its a Norwalk and is in really good shape!