Tuesday, June 20, 2017

And so it begins...

We are moving into our new home tomorrow.
It's been a long time coming,
and we're really looking forward to the adventures that await us.
The former owners have been out of the house for a week,
so we took some time to paint before actually moving in.
It feels so good to be able to put our own stamp on the place.

C decided on a lively shade of orange for his room.
We started painting and then realized that the color we were using (on the right),
was actually slated for the fireplace.
Thankfully, we made the discovery before we got too far.
 This is the first time we've gone to the expense of using
No VOC paint.
Better for us, better for the environment.

It's so great to see him taking ownership of his space.
He enthusiastically helped with the painting
and a few other chores we got done this week.
We all feel very comfortable in this home,
and have from the first time we saw it. 

Big K chose a sage green hue for the master bedroom.
This room faces the north side of the property
and doesn't get much light, especially when the trees are full.
This house is very light and airy,
and the pastel colors we're using will enhance this feature.

My room is a shade of my favorite color on the planet, periwinkle.
It's calming, soothing and centering.
This room will consist of a daybed and my sewing machine.
We will customize all of the closets.
I'm hoping to fit all of my "daisy tote"  materials here.

 The painting took us a couple of days.
We plan to go back and touch up the trim in a crisp white.

One thing I have to say
is that I don't know anyone who is a messier painter than me.
Big K paints and paints and never has a drop on him.
I, on the other hand, have paint in every nook and cranny.
A good scrubbing and I'm good to go.

Another job C assisted with was to remove the many items hanging on the walls.
Here he is dismantling the molding that was covering up the tv wires.
He also installed the back door locks.
One of the first things we did was change the locks on the doors,
because you just don't know who might have been given a key.

With the bedrooms painted and the locks changed,
we're ready to tackle a few more things.
It'll be so much easier to work on projects 
once we are actually there.
No doubt the next few days will be busy,
but we'll try to keep you posted on our progress.

It's wonderful being a home owner again!