Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy July 7th

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! After the *fun* event last week, we had a great and productive, albeit hot, weekend.

A new ceiling fan was purchased and hung up, mortar/grout/adhesive/trim were all purchased in preparation for new kitchen countertops, and paint was purchased and applied to my living room walls (plus one in my dining room).
My sister Jacque offered her help, and between the two of us we had the room painted in about 4 hours (including lunch). Jacque is about to move into an apartment in downtown Fort Worth after graduating with her MBA, and she is planning on doing some painting there. She offered to help because she doesn't have a lot of experience painting.... you heard me right. She wanted to learn and practice. I don't think she realized the fun she was signing up for, but nonetheless, she really helped me out and I greatly appreciate it!

I am really liking the new "Greige" color on the walls ("Windsor Greige" from Sherwin Williams). It's actually the same color as in our kitchen, and it brightens the room up quite a bit. The green color was nice, but it was just so dark.
Initially, I didn't want a "beige" , but I thought it would be nice to tie in with the kitchen since it is all very open. Also, I just couldn't find another color that coordinated with my big green leather chair!!!! This "greige" color allows me to bring in colorful accents.

Here is the new and old colors next to each other. Although it doesn't look like it's much darker in this picture, the new greige color is so much lighter and brighter than the green!

I'll post more "after" pics soon.
Chris is feeling much much better, although his new blood pressure medication is not really agreeing with him. He is pretty much feeling all of the side-effects, poor guy. So, he has a call into his doctor to switch meds to something that doesn't make him feel so crummy. But, we had a nice weekend together, and he is back to normal.


Linda said...

Very nice. Like the Greige. What an odd word!
Glad Chris got some new meds and is feeling better.

Jenny.Lee said...

I think it looks great! Glad Chris is starting to feel better now.

Krista said...

Oh my gosh, looks amazing.

Krista said...

By the way, BP meds can be very tricky, but once he finds the right one, it'll be a relief.

Blablover5 said...

Very nice, looks like a ton of work too.

I'm hoping you get your pillow store up and running soon. I may just have to ask for something a little custom.

Alkemie said...

Thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear that Crhis is feeling better, it's always terrible to feel crummy.

Karen Olivia

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