Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sherwin Williams' Color Visualizer Screen Shot...I'm not computer savvy but you get the idea
Our collection of samples
Guest Bedroom: Something neutral to go with our bronze-y bedding, black and white (still haven't found the right one)
Baby Girl Room aka Man-Entertainment Room (I'm not pregnant but in Stephan's career field there is a "Romad Curse" where they always have daughters so just to bother Stephan, I've started calling the 3rd bedroom the baby girl room): I think it will stay white until it becomes a nursery when it will be a beautiful turquoise with red and white accents (sounds weird, but I saw a wedding the the palette and it was fierce!) (Sherwin Reflecting Pond)
Living/Dining: I nice medium shade of gray with warm undertones to not be too sterile. I also wanted warm so as not to come off as purple or blue in certain lighting. (Sherwin Essential Gray)
Kitchen: Same light gray shade as the master bedroom. It will have white, black, and tiny bits of yellow accents. (Olympic Gray Beard)
Guest Bath: Same gray as living/dining (Sherwin Essential Gray)
When we went to buy the paint last Saturday I had priced out the Sherwin William and it was a good $6 more than the Olympic at Lowes. So I picked the closest shade, regretfully. As they started to mix the paint I had a mini panic attack and made them stop (luckily they had only done the lighter shade that we knew we wanted). And changed my mind to the Sherwin Williams, had to trust those first instincts! We got 10% off at Lowe's for their military discount and 10% off at Sherwin for joining there loyalty club. Totally worth it for no regrets and peace of mind. Stephan just rolled his eyes at me and apologized for the crazy lady he was married to.
We bought Gray Beard similar to Sherwin's Snowfall and was going to settle with Gray Marble before the panic attack.
Bought the Essential Gray happily!
I'll show some before and after pics soon!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
-Scraping the popcorn ceilings off (adds $3-5 for every $1 spent)
I'll do a full house tour soon (when it looks clean enough to take pics) but here's what's been going on so far:
-Done a mailbox makeover for under $20 (future post)
-Picked out some paint samples
Do you love that my manslave is doing most of the work in these pics???
I'll leave you with this pic of the new couch. I asked Stephan to grab a blanket to throw over it and left the room. This is what I came back to. His mission in life is to "white trash up" everything nice I have...le sigh.
Yes, I sleep next to this man every night... So proud...
My last day was also my Store Manager Ashley's last day (we also had our first day together so it was kind of an end of an era.) The girls made a big deal and decorated the back room with streamers and pics and posters. Then we met up after work... I heart them all!!!
We were banned from the back room and came to find this!
We loved this part of the poster! We were both quitting for our hubbies so they pasted a pic of them together (It kinda looked like they were a chic gay couple)
Iris, Veronica, Me, Ashley, Dawn, and Barbara XOXO
Thursday, January 7, 2010
-Spend more time with Stephan
-Have a hobby that doesn't include watching tv or shopping
-Learn all the words to "Don't Be Tardy for the Party"
-Work on lots of home projects
-Be more involved with church
-Be nicer and more patient
-Tone up (two bridesmaids dresses comin' up)
-Wear more red lipstick
-Shop less, save more
-Eat out less, cook more
-Treat the people that matter to me like they matter and make sure that they know they matter to me
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I don't exactly understand men's obsession with leather furniture but Stephan did have a valid point that it would add a masculine element to the living room. And I agreed that it might be a nice contrast with the velvet, fur, silk, mirrored more femme stuff.
So for Christmas I decided to find a leather chair...for under $250. Not easy at all. I was thinking more club chair than recliner. We looked at Home Goods, Target, and IKEA. We found one at IKEA that was very sleek AND comfortable. It was the JAPPLING chair for $249 (under budget by a dollar). So I rushed over on Christmas Eve after work and picked it up (with lots of lifting help, trust me) and the best part was that I had some gift cards from there too!!! I hid it in the garage and told Stephan his present was a small bag I brought in when I came home (actually a gift from my boss). Gotta love Christmas mind games.
It is staying packaged up until we move, and I can't find a pic on their website but I found one on google.com so these images will have to do for now. Stay tuned for the big reveal!