Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 1 & Day 2

Life is good!!! This whole house hunting adventure has been a process...finally on the 15th I received my keys. What an incredible feeling!!! For those of you that don't know just over 7 years ago I was living on the streets going nowhere and now I own my own home. What a blessing! God is Good! I'm kinda speechless and in awe at the moment....someone pinch me

I need to start off by saying I don't like to paint, I hate manual labor and I'm kind of testy when it comes to these things....this next week ought to be fun! I wish I was rich and could hire it all out! My sisters keep laughing at me because I have these grand ideas of what I would like to do and they keep asking, "who is going to do that?" Teri called from Utah yesterday and she was rather impressed that I was actually painting!

My flowers I bought for the front porch....

I hired my friend Jody to scrape all my ceilings....she is a trooper!!!

Picking paint colors is HARD!!!!! Vicki has been a trooper with me through the process. I must have spent (who knows how many) hours trying to find the right shade. Wasted $10 and got a good laugh!

Finally found the shade I wanted and they could not match it correctly....FRUSTRATING!!!! Vicki saved the day and you'll see in Day 2 I went with Gobi Dessert.

Ripped out the nasty carpet in the family room and found some mold....yum! But now this room is ready to paint!

Design on a Dime Tip: Vicki and I were at ACE and I decided I need new house I bought the numbers for $4.99 a piece. After spending $20 the light bulb went off....why not spray paint them. They look brand new and it cost me $3.99!!!!


The painting has begun....I budgeted $300 for paint and have already spent $418.40. I still need more paint for the living room, my room and Cameron's room! Back to Home Depot tomorrow!!!

The repair man showed and he could not get the part so I get a whole new garage door opener plus he flashed (get your minds out of the gutter) my skylights!

Serves me right to try and take a break, leaned right up against the wet wall!

Here is the color of the accent wall in the living room. It's more pink then I thought it would be but I love it! I hate the color I picked for the kitchen so back to the drawing board there!!!!!

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!!

The last room is being scraped right now!!!!!

Vicki priming for my red walls

We almost completed this room...I love the wall color and with the dark brown carpet that will be laid next week it will be perfect!

The house is trashed but I'm getting more and more excited for the final outcome!!!

Tomorrow's tasks: Ceilings will be textured and Vicki and I are shopping! I think the best thing right now is I get to spend time with my sister....Teri I sure do miss you in this process but thanks for picking up the phone every time I call!!!!!


Dallin said...

You'll like the red more painted on top of the will be a more true on white paint looks pink! Wish I was there did you take the 4.99 a piece house numbers back? You better have...shame on you..if you didn't!

Analisa-creator of hairblingzcutethings said...

i can't wait to see the finished project. call me if you need help that can be done with 3 kids! i'd love to help.

Cyndi said...

I am so excited for you!!! How awsome!!!! Congrats girlfriend!! I miss you!!!! We need to get together!!!