Hey y'all! I know I promised I was going to start blogging again and then I went and dropped off the face of the planet without a word. Sorry about that! It's been a whirlwind of a month and things are finally starting to settle down.
We left San Diego on February 10th and made our way to North Carolina after a brief visit in Texas. I was SO anxious to get here and see our house. Now we've been here a little over a month and we are slowly settling in.
Our first order of business was getting the entire interior repainted. We painted all of the walls ourselves when we bought the house 9 years ago and I honestly didn't like a single color that we had. Think lots of chocolate browns, golden beige, and dark red. I loved it at the time we did it but didn't want to live with it much longer. We had also used flat paint throughout the house so there were lots of scuffs and marks on the walls. We thought about trying to do it ourselves for about a second, but after getting a quote from a painting company we knew that was the way to go. It took a small chunk out of my decorating budget but it was SO worth it. Most of the house is Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. The living room and kitchen are Balanced Beige and it's just a shade darker. I love that everything is nice and neutral and I'm really happy with both colors. It allows me to change up our decor without worrying about having to repaint.
Here are some BEFORES:
Besides painting, we also need to do some fence repairs, have the house pressure washed, and work on the landscaping. There will also be some updates that will need to be done but that will just have to happen over time.
Our biggest project so far was taking up the carpet in our living room and replacing it with wood look tile. It was a HUGE job and my amazing hubby did it all himself! It's honestly worth of it's own post so look for that soon!
I haven't made much progress in the decorating department because I'm pretty much starting from scratch. I've gotten rid of most of what we had and slowly trying to find new decor and furniture pieces to get the look I really want. It's also happening on a limited budget so there has been lots of Craigslist stalking! :) I actually really enjoy repurposing things and the thrill of the hunt is pretty fun too. I can't wait to share some pictures of our rooms as they come together.
Well, I guess that's enough rambling for now. I know I keep saying this, but I really do plan on coming back and making blogging more of a priority. I love sharing our story on this little blog and I'm going to do my best to do it more regularly.