Thursday, May 28, 2009

Finished Floors!!

This is a photo of the finished floors in our dining room. I also finished the chandellier seen in this post. Two cans of white spray paint can do wonders!

Here is a shot of our living room. It's still a work in progress, but at least it finally looks and feels like a place to live! We still want to replace the blue shades with faux wood blinds, buy the chair that matches our love seat, and of course hang up art! We will eventually move the cable around and mount the TV over the fireplace. I love to see the TV from the kitchen.

I can't wait to get the library/piano room set up and posted!!

(Living room furniture and lamp from are from Rooms to Go, rug is from Lowes)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home Renovation Update - Sub-floor

The Floor guys started yesterday at our house. They got all the tile and carpet ripped up and the ply-wood sub-floor installed! Yay for progress! They may even finish it tonight. That would be wonderful!! Above is a lovely view of the huge pile of boxes that contain our beautiful wood planks. The funny thing about the ply-wood is that I actually think it looks better than the carpet and tile looked. haha

Here is a shot of the green dining room with the sub-floor. I can't wait to see that dark wood in there! Oh, and my newly-improved chandelier. =)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Art Room Ideas

I know I want a splatter paint rug in my art room to protect the carpet, act as a colorful element to the room, and blend with any spills I might have. I think I am going to have to recreate this splatter paint rug from this website. It is too cool, but I don't think I want to spend $400 on a rug. =/ I doubt mine will have splotches this big.

Mine will probably be more 80s neon color splatters like these shorts.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Art Room Needs

I have decided not to paint my art room in our new house. I am too afraid that a color on the walls will reflect off of my paintings and change the way I see the colors in them. Therefore, I need some fun and colorful accessories to brighten up the room. This chandelier from Chandeliera would be wonderful if I had a corner to put it in, but I'm afraid the room is too small to have a ceiling fan and a chandelier. Sad day.
I'll just get some brightly colored curtains and let my creations add color to the room. My husband said he would make me some customized shelving for my stuffed things and paintings. I'm thinking of getting a plain black rug and splatter painting it with neon colors. I'd like to protect the carpet in a fun way from my clumsiness when I paint. =)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The wood for the floors is in! All 42 boxes and nine buckets of heavy stuff...glue, etc. Now we just have to let them acclimate before they are installed. We pulled out one of the boards to look at it and confirmed that we LOVE the color! They are really dark brown, almost black.

Living Room

Front Room (Reading/Piano Room)

We also started painting the dining room asparagus green! We love the way the three colors look together. I can't wait to get the furniture in and the art on the walls!

The stairs will eventually have white risers and tread to match the floors. We will stain the banister darker as well

I need to find some fun fabric to make curtains for the green and orange rooms. I would love to find a sale to save some money. Any suggestions? I live in the Dallas area. Something like these from Anthropologie would be great.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Before Photos

These are the before photos of the painted rooms I posted earlier(minus the blue-green music room).
Before - Living Room (now grey)

Before - Reading/Piano room (now orange)

This is a hint of a project I'm working on in our formal dining room. I'll post when I'm finished with all the painting. =)

Renovation Update

We have been busy busy painting our house and transforming it into our dream house. We LOVE color. Here is a peek at what we've been up to for the past week.

Our music room is a dark blue-green. My adorable husband picked it out. He did great!

Our front room is orange and we LOVE it!! Orange has always been my husband's favorite color, and he has made me love it even more than I ever did. This will be our library/piano room. :)

Our living room is dark grey. I think it looks so good with the white trim.

Coming soon:
Asparagus green in the formal dining room.
Dark brown hardwood floors - almost black.
And of course, furniture.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

At Last!

My husband and I are homeowners! We are busy tearing down ugly wall paper and painting. We started painting our master bedroom today. New hardwood floors will be put in sometime this week. Yay!!