Sunday, July 20, 2008

Busy Day

We were painting fools today. Luckily, we were joined by two enthusiastic members of Eric's family, and they were such a big help. 

So, here's what's new around the house:

New furniture. Whoo! It's so nice to have somewhere to sit. 

Primed walls in the dining room, half bath and kitchen. UGH. I hate priming. I keep thinking that if only there was a color, it would be better. Anyway, it's done and I'm terribly pleased. 

New washer and dryer installed! YEA!!! Eric and Matt, his cousin,
worked for a portion of the afternoon installing the W/D. Here's the story. In our guest bath on the second floor, there was a tub. We ripped out the tub, built a shower stall (which has yet to be even remotely addressed), and kept a space for the stackable unit. We also had the water and electric put in at that location. OF COURSE, the contractor put in ONE plug, not two. We only told them like fourteen times that we were going to be putting washer AND dryer in that space, and that we were going to stack them, not buy a stacked unit because those are too deep for the space. Anyway, Eric's cousin went to college for "electronics" which he told me while assuring me that he and Eric could definitely put in a
nother socket for the dryer. Um, it's not the same thing. However, it looks like a real plug, so I'm optimistic. We've decided to wait till tomorrow to try to run it, because if things go wrong, there will be people working who can come and fix it. 

Paint colors... Here's a poll for you. On the left, we have La 
Fonda Copper, which we're using in the dining room. On the far right, we have Cottagehouse Green, which we're using in the half bath. Two in-between colors are Tomato Bisque (left) and La Fonda Sombrero (right). One of these will be our kitchen color. The Sombrero color is a little oranger than it looks in the picture, and the Tomato is a little less yellow, but you get the gist. We're leaning towards the Sombrero, perhaps using some of the Tomato as accent. I'd love your opinions. We just want something bright and cheery and that will look nice with our dark trim and black appliances. 

Boy-o, it rained like the dickens this afternoon, making our pitiful gutters and no downspouts that much more obvious. It did cool things off significantly, though. 


Not-So-Average Joe said...

those paint colors look really, really familiar. hmmmm.


miss you guys. stupid indiana.

Robin said...

I like La Fonda Sombero with La Fonda Copper as accent... just my 2 cents. I'm sure it'll look fabulous regardless.

Congrats on your new abode.