Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Flooring

The work on the new flooring began today. I was surprised to see what all the installers had gotten done. All the old flooring had been removed and about half the new floor was installed. They think they will be done tomorrow! We are having our furniture delivered on Friday. I'm so glad. It's been about 2 and 1/2 months since since we've felt at home. Once we got our house in Red Stick ready to show, it didn't feel like our home anymore. In our new house, I've felt like I've been back in college - when the only substantial furniture I had was a bed and a desk that came in the dorm room - we have a bed, 4 fold up chairs, and a card table that I had in my dorm room. I'll be so happy to be moving in.

This is a picture of the entryway taken from upstairs.

The study

The dinning room

The hallway from the dinning room to the kitchen.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Before and After

The painters are done, so here are some before and after pictures of our house.
Kitchen before:

Kitchen After

Dining room before:

Dining room after:

Study before:

Study after:

Living room before:

Living room after:

Bedroom 1 before:

Bedroom 1 after:

Bedroom 2 before:
Bedroom 2 after:

Master bath before:
Mather bath after:

Master bedroom before:

Master bedroom after:

Guest bath before:

Guest bath after:
We are pleased. The house feels a lot more open and peaceful with a simplified color scheme. In case you want to know, the colors we used were Porter Paint in Lotus Flower (light yellow), honeydew melon (green) and Aqua Frost (blue). There was one more bedroom that we had painted yellow. It was just white to begin with. The light green is a little unusual for a dining room, but I wanted something besides beige that would go with our blue and yellow fiesta and our china that has a lot of pink in it. We also had the popcorn ceiling scraped off the whole house. Work on the new flooring starts next week!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

In St. Louis

We've in St Louis for a few weeks now. We closed on our new house 4/30 and we're living with only what we really need for now. We've had the interior of the house repainted. No, we didn't do it ourselves. We hired a painter. James doesn't enjoy painting much, and I only like to paint when I don't have to use a ladder. We're really happy with the results. We're waiting to have our furniture delivered until we get the flooring downstairs replaced. It's half pergo and the rest in really worn our carpet and vinyl flooring. We're having it replaced with hardwood. It'll be at least 2 weeks before that's done.

We have one 2 qt sauce pan, one kitchen knife, and one large spoon. Here's what I've cooked with just those items. (We do have a stove, range and microwave.)

1) taco salad
2) spaghetti with meat sauce
3) hot roast beef sandwiches with au jus.

We have been out to eat twice this week - mostly because I ran out of ideas!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

One more thing about Louisiana

I already miss the Clean Air Act that prohibited smoking in all public places with the exception of bars.