Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Results...

I know, I know. Sleepless nights? Anxiety over how our basement would turn out? I'm sure you have all felt it. I'm here to put you all at rest. We finished painting our basement on Christmas Eve (even though I did some touch-ups on Christmas...) And here it is...

In this shot you can see the new ceiling color. White. Yeah. super exciting. But you can also see how NOT white the walls previously were! Yuck.

We painted the kitchen first, and thus--everything was moved into the living room. :)

At this point the kitchen was done and we prepared the living room for painting!

The finished color! What do you think???

Haha. Just kidding. That was just the tinted primer. For a couple hours we had a watermelon living room. Pink paint, green tape. :) This is our friend Mark helping us out.

Finally--the finished product! We are still figuring out (okay, so it's really just me taking forever) where to hang our art and pictures and stuff, so the walls are still kinda bare... This is our office/kitchen space.

The sink area! Ah. My favorite part about this part is that there is no longer a two-inch strip of yucky yellow glue above the sink!

And the living room. And yes. No more gramma-lamp. Curtains are in the making. Pictures still pending. :)

You can see all our pictures laid out on the hearth.

Yum. Love love love.

I am so incredible happy to be done. It was quite the job! Mostly I'm just happy to have my living room back! :)

Monday, December 22, 2008


If there was a superhero that went around saving flies from sticky walls covered in paint...

I would be that superhero.

Seriously. That fly owes me big time.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Best Christmas Present EVER!!

I bought 7 gallons and one quart of paint today.
  • 2 gallons white for my kitchen and baseboards
  • 2 gallons of "New Brick" reddish brown for my living room
  • 2 gallons ceiling paint
  • 1 gallon tinted primer
  • 1 quart white primer to cover all the patched spots in my kitchen
I'm sure I'll have enough--I'll let you know if I got too much. :) I wanted to show y'all what our place looks like now. I'm in the middle of folding laundry right now, so it's a little messy, but you'll get the idea.

This is part of our living room. The love sac is usually up against the wall, but we're hosting a gaming party for the priests in our ward in a couple days, and we need to project on to that wall (projector courtesy of the MTC...) That also explains my old sound system on the floor. You gotta have sound! If you look closely you can see the patch marks on the wall. I can't wait till those are gone...

Our sitting area. Complete with poofy chair and laundry bin. :) And hey! Check our our gramma lamp! We found that in the garage. Or storage room. Basically the same thing. Eventually we'll get matching lamps.

Another view of our sitting area, with our chunky monkey fireplace and the cedar chest turned end table that I made in high school.

Our office is on the same wall as the fireplace, just to the right. Yeah. It's pretty much in the kitchen. But there's enough room, and a hard floor, which is nice for our rollie-chairs. :)

Our kitchen. If you look super close you can see the ridiculously terrible job on the wall. They guy who put in the countertop didn't bother to properly patch the wall before hand. So there's about two inched of nasty dried glue along the top of the splash guard. And guess who gets to sand that down before painting!? You guessed it. There are several spots that were poorly patched, actually. I guess some people don't realize that the point of patching is to make it so you CAN'T SEE the spot once the wall is painted again. Hum. So yeah. I'm really excited for it all to be at least the same color, at least!

Kirby and I love our new place, despite our bitterness towards the sloppiness of the guy who did the kitchen. It just frustrates me that people call that "finished," is all.

So. Once the paint is done, we will be saving up for curtains and lamps. I already have our curtain rods--they were on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. :) Hopefully the painting will be done in the next couple days. We probably won't start until Kirby is done with finals, though. He really wants to help. So, if any of you have insider tips on painting, let me know! :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Out of the ordinary? Not a chance.

So, I'm click clicketing away on my computer, when Kirby walks in the room and informs me that he doesn't need a haircut anymore.

He fixed the problem himself...



...with product. :)

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