I’ve never been so happy to put away a paint brush. WHAT. A. WEEK!
And we could not have done it without our absolutely wonderful friends and family (THANK YOU, to Kevin’s mom and aunt, Danny, Sara, Kevin and Kirsten for all of your help this week and weekend. Seriously.)
The colors in the house…well…weren’t exactly our style, so we decided to paint almost the whole house before moving in. We were on a mission…and surprisingly it was competed and much more (again, thanks to all of our help).
On Tuesday, Kev and I headed straight to the house after closing, slapped some samples on the wall and began taping off the rooms.
We started painting the bedroom first, and the stripes were soon long gone.
…The living/dining/kitchen room that was originally a very odd shade of green. It was bright and dark all at the same time. It had to go.
We knew we wanted a grey with blue undertones, but picking out a color was really hard! We ultimately decided on the darkest of the three and now that it’s done, we’re obsessed with the color. (I don’t know the name of it off hand…I’ll find it and post it later.)
Do you like our lovely window treatments? Floral sheets and black trash bags…how nice. I’d argue they’re better than the vertical blinds.
After the big room, we tackled the hallways and accent wall in the living room. The previous brown color made it seem so dark and with all the natural light, we were really looking for a way to brighten it up even more…enter…Oyster Bay by Valspar.
On Saturday, we began the moving process. Danny and Kevin, along with the other Kevin, pretty much moved all of our belongings to the house while Sara and I painted the bathroom and Kevin’s mom and aunt worked on the hallways and kitchen. Team work FTW.
While all of this was going on, Sara and I transformed the master bedroom from a baby boy’s nursery color to a rich, deep navy.
Nevertheless, it’s done (being painted) and we love it!
On Saturday night, we took a well-deserved break and headed to a nearby Mexican restaurant for delicious food and margaritas.
We slept in on Sunday and once we got moving, Kevin and Danny put up our flat screen above the fireplace. It took a few tries, but now that it’s up, it looks awesome and we love it.
It’s also safe to say that our Grace absolutely loves her new backyard. She’s been having a grand time out there running around (and Kevin and I are loving not having to take her to the bathroom on a leash. Win win.)
Again, we cannot thank our friends and family enough for helping us this week and weekend. Kev and I would still be painting the bedroom if it was just us two!