3.21.2011

Mucho Progress: Flooring & Flowers

Well, spring break is over. Last week, I told you about the things we hoped to get done during Scott's little hiatus from work.

Here's what we actually got done:
  1. Pass PPR test. YES!!! He did it! He nearly aced it! I'm so proud. I know he is relieved to have that done– one less thing to worry about.
  2. Get the sprinkler system fixed! Nope... didn't happen. The estimate came in at $800- EEK.  I don't know about you, but we don't have that kind of money to throw at the sprinklers right now, since we are in full-on savings mode. We're going to try to get some other estimates.
  3. Possibly buy some plants and attempt to have a green thumb? CHECK! Our front door area is looking much happier these days. I had to beg the husband to let me have pink flowers, but even he admitted they looked nice once they were in place!

Unfortunately our plans changed when I found out one of my former bosses had passed away. Instead of spending the weekend working on the house, I had to fly out to the funeral. (Scott couldn't go because he had to coach some baseball games.)

After endless delays at the airport, I finally got home last night around 1 a.m. I flipped on the light in the kitchen to see this:


And then I kept walking and saw this:


And this...


And this...


Scott had been hard at work while I was away! He tore up the old laminate floors and began laying down our new floor in the dining room and office/studio nook. It looks awesome!

Miracle of all miracles– the floor in the dining room actually matches up perfectly with the floor we already put down in the kitchen. I was worried about what would happen there, so that was the BEST.NEWS.EVER!


Yes, the furniture is squished in all the other rooms so we can get the floors done, but it's so exciting to see them in the space. Having the same floors in all the living space makes everything look bigger and more cohesive. I can't wait to show you the finished product!

We didn't get around to painting the front door, mostly because I am still being indecisive about color. What do you think- should I paint it black? I was also considering painting those big brown planters by the front door. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

PS. I totally nailed my head on that chandelier today, now that there isn't a big dining table to keep me from walking into it. OUCH.

* Monday Funday*

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3 comments:

  1. Your house is starting to look like it belongs in a magazine!! What a great thing to arrive home to. I seriously LOVE your kitchen, and that picture of the horses in the family room is so great. I'm having fun seeing the transformation. Great job to your husband for having such a productive weekend :)

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  2. What color are the shutters? I think you should paint the front door that color. :)

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  3. Thanks Jennifer! You're so nice!
    Christi, the shutters are black. That was my original thought for the door but now I'm wavering between black and a deep red color like the flower pots by the door. I'll probably go with black, though!

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