Hello amazing Friends, and thank you SO much for all the well-wishes on our new home! We feel so blessed! If you missed it, I shared the grand tour on Tuesday. (See it HERE.) We didn’t waste any time getting in there and getting started. I thought I’d stop by today and share what we were able to get finished before the big move.
The first thing on the list was to remove the living room carpet. My Hubby started removing the carpet and padding on Saturday morning:
Jack went behind him and removed the tack strips and random staples…
While they were working in the living room, I got started painting the master bedroom. I figured if we could get the master bedroom and the living room at least painted before move-in day, that would be awesome since the bulkiest furniture is in those two spaces.
I gave all the trim a fresh coat of Behr’s Ultra Pure White to freshen it up. The original white trim was quite dull in comparison. That took most of Saturday because there was so much trim!
My sister came to help and did all the cutting in for me:
She’ll love that I shared that picture. 🙂
Then I rolled on the new paint color. We finished on Sunday.
Here is the master before:
And here it is all painted and ready for furniture:
The color I chose is Behr’s Campfire Ash. I chose a few colors and had samples mixed to try them before I made my decision. I painted a couple of pieces of foam core with the sample colors and took them all over the house to see them in all lights:
I thought for sure Silver Ash would be the one, but it was too green for me. Campfire Ash was perfect!
My sister and I moved onto the living room next and she stayed late Sunday to help me get it done (Actually she made me stay and get it done!), so I could start laying my floors on Monday.
I wanted to use the same floors I used in my current home, but Lowes no longer sells the same color, so I went with a darker shade this time.
This is the Barrel Hickory color by Style Selections from Lowes (found HERE), and they are engineered hardwood. I was able to get them finished by Tuesday. I love the contrast of the dark floors and the color on the walls. They actually don’t look quite this dark brown in person. They look more like they do in that link I shared. I’ll be installing these same floors in my office and the dining room eventually as well to keep it cohesive.
Here’s a reminder of how this room started:
I have my white slip-covered sectional going into this room, so there will be a lot of light elements. I think the dark floors will help ground the space.
Here’s a closer look at the paint color:
It is very soft and subtle, just what I wanted to keep the space light and airy.
We still are undecided about whether we want to hang our TV above the fireplace or not. Any thoughts?? I’d love to hear them!
We had lots of helpers over the weekend. My hubby’s brother and his wife helped move our entire garage over. It looks something like this now:
Lot’s to sort through, but I was dreading that job, so I am SO very grateful!!
My Dad hung all of our shades for us:
Now we can do whatever we want and the new neighbors can’t see! He hung 16 of them without stopping. That was a huge help!
The shades I chose are these cellular shades by Allen & Roth from Lowes. I like that they look almost like nothing when they are pushed up. We’ll see how I like them over time.
My Mom worked like crazy scrubbing out bathrooms, wiping down cabinets, and vacuuming and sweeping the floors…
Thank you, Mom!!
Jack has unloaded countless car and truckloads as well…and Brennan? He has broken in all the closets in the house:
I am so grateful to all who helped get the new house ready for the big day. We officially move in tomorrow. My hubby has been bringing truckloads of boxes over every day after work and the boys and I have emptied out all of our closets and made several trips with lots of loose items, so the movers can get all the big stuff moved as quickly as possible.
My hubby also got the pool looking much better…just about good enough to share:
Still not nearly swim-ready, but at least it doesn’t look like a swamp anymore. My sister and I skimmed out as many baby frogs as we could find before he shocked it, but sadly there were still many casualties. Sorry, frog babies.
Yesterday I was able to get all the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen lined and ready to be filled. Today I will be taking beds apart, removing the legs from the dining room table, moving all the pantry items over, and whatever other last minute things need to be done before the movers get here.
We have a busy busy weekend ahead!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with this desk for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday:
Ya’ll better get out and do something fun this weekend for me! 🙂
UPDATE: Check out how this hotel-esque desk turned into a beautiful dressing table HERE!
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