Sunday, January 17, 2010

Paint Wars

This week has been painting week 2!

We started during the week by painting the living room, but this picture doesn't really do the color justice (Sagey by Behr).

And like always, I was assisted by the lovely JFulla.

Painting is nice because it's so instantly gratifying, you start and when you're done the whole room looks better. Unlike demolition, where it looks like crap to start with and it looks like crap in the end, just different crap.

All that said, I wouldn't say I like painting. It's just rewarding.

Anyway, today John and I painted the trim in my bedroom. Tada!

Molly decided to take a nap on the wet trim...poor puppy...

John pissed me off so he got painted too...

I should have known he would retaliate.

FYI - to get paint out of your hair, put in LOTS of conditioner and then comb through with a fine toothed comb while the conditioner is still in.

My Dad, the man behind the scenes (he always somehow avoids pictures), was busy today too! He put in my new toilet! The vanity isn't installed yet but doesn't it look good?

He also laid the slate tile for the fireplace.

And tiled the laundry closet!

And that's it! Another week closer to move-in! Which, by the way, is tentatively set for Valentines Day. Buy your housewarming presents now!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

OMG Condo Update Madness!

To start with, I would like to dedicate this post to my biggest helper this weekend

Molly! Gosh she was so helpful.

Anyway, a lot got done! Ok, so maybe it's been getting done for a couple weeks and I haven't been posting. Whatev.

We can start in the bedroom!

My dad has painted the closets and put up shelving for my things.

And I've been painting! My bedding just got in today, but I will have to save that for a later post. But anyway, it's bright green and this paint is gray, but it sometimes looks brown. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It reminds me of a chalkboard.

For the living room I picked out a floor! It's called Brazilian Tigerwood and it's pretty sexy, no? It's not going in until the painting is done.

I also picked out a paint color for the living room, but I had to test a few first. This is the main thing Molly helped with. She sat there and got paint in her fur. Like I said, so helpful.

I chose the one all the way to the right. It's Behr Sagey. Still gotta paint the room though.

In the bathroom I picked out a new light fixture...

My dad put in this tile...........................

And he also painted it this teal color!

I'm going for a beach-y theme in the bathroom, can you tell?

Anyway that's all for now! Tata!