New House to Home: June 2011            

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Oh, my, this is embarrassing!  I can't believe that it's been 6 months since I last posted.  I look back on all the resolutions I made for myself and my home, and I wonder how I haven't been able to finish any of them.  Instead of focusing on all that I haven't done, I need to focus on what I have done.

First of all, I moved a family of four from our home of eight years to a house 500 miles away.  That in itself was quite a feat.  In just two months, I unpacked every single box from the move.  When you consider that our belongings filled up one entire moving truck and part of a second truck, that's a lot of boxes and a lot of work!

Next, before I moved in, I had the carpet in the living room and dining room ripped out and had hardwood installed to match the rest of the downstairs.  That was a huge improvement.

Another project I had done before we moved in was painting all of the first and second floor walls, with the exception of the bedrooms.  We chose Sherwin Williams Whole Wheat, a neutral shade that can be interpreted as either gold or tan, with a hint of green at times.  The neutral color should appeal to perspective buyers should we ever need to sell.

Sherwin Williams Whole Wheat
(It looks much different on the wall than
it does on the computer monitor)

As for my bedroom, it has received no attention yet.  The walls have not been painted, nor have I selected bedding or fabrics for the room.  My choice of bedding will dictate my choice of wall color and window treatments, so once I make that decision, everything should fall into place.  I'm sure I will choose something neutral and soothing, since I believe that a bedroom should be restful and relaxing.  

My children, on the other hand, don't subscribe to my belief that a bedroom should be peaceful.  I had their bedrooms painted very subtle shades of their favorite colors. 

Olivia's bedroom painted in
Behr's Timeless Tales mixed at 50 percent.

Abigail's bedroom painted in
Behr's Be Mine

I like the way the girl's rooms are coming along, but there's so much more to do, not just in their rooms, but throughout the entire house.  I still have three rooms that I wouldn't show you if you came over for a visit (the office, my bedroom and the living room), but overall things are coming together.  It helps to reflect a little on what I have accomplished so that I will be motivated to accomplish more.  I appreciate you being here to listen!