Thursday, July 21, 2011

The ceiling gods have smiled upon us.

Today we got new ceilings! As sad as we were to see all those holes go, it's much nicer to look at now.  Even though they're unpainted, they're structurally sound and well on their way to awesome-ness. Here's what they rooms are looking like today:
Here's the ol' purple guest room. We're hoping to install a ceiling fan as well.

Here's the back room where one of the biggest leaks happened.

Finally, the laundry room. This was the most noticeable hole, and since the room is technically an outdoor area, the ceiling is basically just a big piece of wood. It'll look much nicer painted!

Tomorrow the guys will be getting here again at 8:00 a.m. to work on the trim, and they're also going to paint the ceilings and walls. We're really excited to see our paint colors in action! Here are our FINAL pics (they've already been purchased, so there's no turning back now).

 Here's the color we chose for the guest room, called Silver Threads by Olympic. It's a light-ish grey color that has an airy feel that we think will open up the little room.

This is Sage Bud by Valspar, the color we chose for the back room. The color looks somewhat more green in person.

Finally, for the laundry room we chose By the Sea by Olympic. It's a breezy blue that we couldn't resist after seeing it in the awesome natural light of the laundry room.

As a refresher, here's the paint we already used in the rest of the house:
This is the color of our bedroom, Valspar's Meadow Mist. It's more blue than green in person.

This is what we used in the bathroom, Valspar's Summer Rapture. It also looks more light green than yellow in person. 

If you look at all of them together, I feel like they have a really nice flow. If we paint any of the other rooms (the hallway, the front room, the living room, the kitchen, or the dining room) we'll probably do some repeating for added 'flow'. I feel like paint colors are really distorted on monitors, so hopefully you'll get a better idea of the colors once they're in the actual rooms.

As I've mentioned before, I get lots of inspiration from one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love. We have similar taste to the couple that writes the blog, and we've discovered that the colors we like the most (typically blues and greens) are also their favorites. They talk a lot about creating a feeling of continuity throughout your home, so we tried to keep our paint color choices in the same color family and roughly the same saturation. We're looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

As a side note (but an important one!) I made this amazing Lemon Pound Cake for fun yesterday. It's really dense and delicious. I had a piece for breakfast and I would definitely recommend it if you're into citrus.
It's also covered in a lemon glaze.

Finally, for the animal picture of the day:
Here's Jack smiling and tired after a long day playing with his sister!

-T, K, J, & C

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