Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 3

How many times have you been to Home Depot in a day? It's really bad when the employees notice and make comments...


Today was overwhelming! I'm not good at picking paint colors and then I get these outrageous or bold ideas in my head and well, it's all a little too much! Today's tasks: pick Cameron's room color, kitchen color (I picked an obnoxious yellow and it will be going in the garbage), my room color, buy tile/stone for the hearth, buy lighting for living room, garbage cans for house, pick a stain color and get more texture for ceilings. WOW!!!!

Vicki and I on our 3rd trip to Home Depot!!!

I'm really proud of myself that I'm actually budgeting....every night I sit down and calculate exactly where I'm at. I now understand how people on those design shows go waaay over their budget.....not hard to do! My paint is up over $450 and I still have to buy one more gallon at least!

Here is today's hearth adventure story:

Mandy: Excuse me sir do you have any faux stone?

HD Guy 1: Faux stone? (yelling loudly to another employee) Do we carry faux stone?

HD Guy 2: What?

HD Guy 1: Faux stone!

HD Guy 2: Faux stone?

HD Guy 1: Yea, faux stone!

Vicki: (is dieing of embarrassment and she said she blushed. I think I saw her try and hide in the tile)

I'm not really sure how long this went on but it did feel like forever....finally HD Guy #2 came over to help.

HD Guy 2: No, we don't carry any faux stone but you might want to try Stone Mountain.

Mandy: Is that by the Super Mall?

HD Guy 2: Yea, Faux Mountain....I mean Stone Mountain is across the street!

Long story short, stone is very expensive ($28 for an 18x18 piece) and I never found any faux stone (does it even exist?). Vicki helped me pick out this gorgeous tile ($18 for all 5 pieces). What do you think?

4 comments:

scott and ashley said...

oohh I LOVE the tile- its perfect! Can't wait to see it all done :)!

Jen Webley said...

It all looks great I love all of the colors that you have picked so far.Can't wait to see the final outcome!

Dallin said...

definitely a good pick...and a GREAT price!

Unguren said...

I am digging the play by plays.

The tile looks like it will work nicely. Plus I am pretty sure that fake stone doesn't exist. I could be wrong.