Monday, March 8, 2010

My Painting Muscles Hurt.

So, what have we been up to lately? Paint, Paint, Paint! And very little time to blog. I seriously feel like I've been handpicked out of my life as a nurse and plopped straight into a brand new episode of This Old House. Just without the.. experience.

This past weekend (and the next three weekends coming) Hubs and I will be shoulder-deep in all things house. Stripping carpets, sanding, spackling, refurbishing and painting are all very recent additions to this girl's daily vocabulary. Don't worry- while the boys strip, sand and spackle, the girls shop. This pregnant lady has to contribute somehow and what better way? Let's not even talk about our trip to HomeGoods, which just so happened to be attached to a TJMaxx, which just so happened to have some of THE cutest baby boy clothes I've ever seen in my entire life. I won't even mention that, while looking for an accent chair, I happened to buy close to $100 necessities for Baby Boy M, including but not limited to sleeper sacks and RL Polo seersucker overalls. Nope, not even gonna mention it.

Here are a few pictures (albeit crappy iPhone pictures) of our weekend:

Our new home:

Hubs getting my paint ready for the unfinished living/dining rooms:

Behr Premium Ultra Plus in Cricket (green) and Spiced Cashew (yellow):

The dining room - ready for crown molding and our chair rail:

Our half-finished family room in Wheat Bread:


Needless to say, we've been quite busy! And we certainly couldn't have done it without my favorite brother-in-law and future sister-in-love! As you can see, the flooring leaves little to be desired and it's our hope that we'll have our new hardwood floors installed later this week! Even though my painting muscles are sore (painting muscles? which ones are those, might you ask? Oh, All of them.) I know it's worth every little ache as we watch our first home come together!

Oh, and one more thing. Meet my newest love. Our brand new sectional due to arrive mid-April.


So there you have it. Two days of manual labor. Shopping counts as manual labor, right? All I know is, this pregnant momma could use a massage! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Stay tuned for Bumpdates and some more episodes of This Old House, er.. Our New House!

28 comments :

  1. Love the sofa!!! Looks great!! Nursery time soon!?!

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  2. You guys have already done a lot! Are you living at your new house while you're doing this or are you still living at your rental? Can't wait to see it all finished!

    Oh and seersucker overalls - totally a necessity. :)

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  3. Love the colours you have chosen for the walls and the new sofa.

    Your new house looks absolutely lovely.

    Take care of yourself
    xx

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  4. Aw I love the colors!! YAY!! Congrats!! p.s. Your dining room color is the color of our guest bathroom and "man cave".. lol

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  5. Your new house is beautiful! And the colors are great, too!!!!

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  6. I love the new colors! Your house is beautiful!

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  7. It looks great! I love the colors. The seersucker overalls....adorable!

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  8. Those colors look great! What a beautiful house! :) That sectional is awesomeeeee

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  9. How exciting!!! I just hope it doesn't take you guys as long as it's taken us to get everything "finished". We've been working on it for over a year, and there are still countertops that haven't been grouted & trim that hasn't been painted!!! We would not be good "Flip this House"ers.

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  10. Your house is gorgeous! I love all the paint colors your chose!

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  11. Yay! Congrats on the fab house...I so wish we'd painted right after we built ours, because now it's going to take a MIRACLE to find the motivation to do it. And shopping counts as manual labor AND exercise pregnant or NOT!

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  12. Your house is gorgeous!! i love the painting project. That couch is going to look perfect with everything. cant wait to see! xxxooo

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  13. It all looks great! I can't wait to see the finished product:)

    I love the sofa too, we're currently shopping for a sectional, and it's proven to be a very difficult task:(

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  14. um, SUPER impressive doing all that and being PREGGERS! get some rest!!!

    the house looks WONDERFUL and i agree - tjmaxx and/or homegoods is NOTSOMUCH good for my check book ;)

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  15. I do not envy all of that painting! We are seeing the end of the tunnel with our home improvements. Love the paint colors you chose!

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  16. WOW! YOU PUT us to shame! We have painted ONE Room...in almost a year! :) Is that bad? I am so bad at painting! AND Picking colors!
    IT LOOKS fabulous.
    AND THAT 2 car garage..great quality! WE have one...and well, I obviously win that one spot in our house...but 2 would be so nice! :)

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  17. your new house is amazing!! i love all the colors you've picked out!! can't wait to see more progress pics!

    and I'm not even allowed in tj maxx anymore til she gets here, per the hubby. he said one child does not need multiple rl polo dresses. i disagree!!

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  18. what a gorgeous house! Good luck with the renovations :)

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  19. Very pretty house! I love the colors you chose.

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  20. soooo pretty! It is looking AWESOME!

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  21. How exciting for you guys!! I'm sure it'll look great!

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