May 15, 2014

I managed to squeeze in a post, and squeezed in buying a house too!

Just because I haven't been around doesn't mean I don't think about writing. I actually think about posting something practically every day. The time to be able to sit down and do it on the other hand is non-existent. Richard got back at the beginning of October. We geared up to move for the remainder of the year (while in school full time and taking care of four kids full time), and trekked cross country in January to Arizona. We've basically just been suffering through our few months of living here in less than desirable circumstances. All the while still in school full time, taking care of four kids, and Richard being inaccessible.
We recently added another giant stressor on to our plates, but this one is kind of exciting. We are under contract on a house for our upcoming move! Here's a picture of the front. I think it's super adorable.
It's move in ready although to me it still looks like a blank canvas ready for me to make it mine. It's actually the second house we've been under contract on in the past few weeks, but I'll leave that nightmare of a story for another moment in time.
The sellers offered to paint the master bedroom and bathroom prior to closing. I found out that they want to paint it this weekend, so I've been scouring the ends of the 'net for paint colors that can be found in that small town. What a nightmare! Okay fabulous decorators of the online world, we get it, Benjamin Moore paint colors are fabulous. Not all of use can just up and find a Ben Moore reseller! So, I settled with the decision on either Glidden or Sherwin Williams since I know both can be found easily.
I quickly settled that I wanted a dark gray for the bathroom. Gray is kinda my favorite color. I didn't realize until looking for the perfect gray that it's everyone's favorite color too. Ugh. So much for sticking to my guns about being original! But I love it, so I'm going with it. I finalized that Sherwin Williams Peppercorn was going to be the color in the bathroom.

Traditional Bedroom by Columbus Home Builders M/I Homes
I know it's on the dark side, but I'm going to refinish the cabinetry in white and eventually do white subway tile with dark grout. At least that's the plan. I know how quickly that can change!
After knowing *this* was my color I then spent way too much time trying to find a coordinate to go with it for the bedroom. I decided this morning that I was just going to go with my gut, and if I don't like it when we get there the worst thing is that I'll have to repaint. So the bedroom color I chose is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt. It can either go gray or green depending on the light. I guess we will see what color it decides to be when we get there!

Traditional Bathroom by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
And here is looks a little greener.
Now I just have to break it to Richard that I want all new furniture....