The sidewalk is finished and looks great. They graded the driveway and lawn today. The driveway should be in next week. I am beyond excited about this. It will be such a relief to have it in. I'll post pictures once the driveway is in.
Blinds. Nothing too exciting, so I won't bore you with countless pictures. Just an idea of how they look in the morning room, dining room and a bedroom.
|This is the oddball window in the big bedroom. It's growing on me. When it's actually time to decorate this room, we'll see how much I like it.|
I finally found candlesticks I like for the fireplace. I bought them last week at Pier 1, but thanks to Thrifty Amy, I bought another set and returned them and saved $10 bucks. Thanks for the tip, Amy!
My husband and I have a running joke. Until we get more to dress up the mantel (including a mirror) I just have flowers and a wedding picture. My husband thinks the dog should be front and center so whenever he can he switches the wedding picture and the picture of the dog. I told him the dog picture might soon disappear completely :)
We got a new towel bar, toilet paper holder, toilet handle, and faucet for the powder room to replace the horrid faucet we have. My husband has all installed but the faucet. That's this weekend's project.
We're at a standstill for furniture. After measuring we realized that the furniture we wanted for the family room is too big for the space we have, so we're back to the drawing board. We looked again at Sheely's last night but there wasn't anything I loved. So we'll hopefully look at a few other places this weekend. I know I'm being picky, but if I don't love something I don't want to buy it.
The trip wasn't a total waste though, we've got some ideas for the morning room. We found a line, Canadel, where you can customize your pieces from the type of table, to the type of legs, to the type of chair, seat color, body color etc... I like things to match and this would allow us to get bar stools for the breakfast bar and island that match the morning room table chairs. Plus there's a lot of options for a buffet. It's perfect....for the person who can easily make decisions. But for me, it's pretty much torture. I'd love to do something light and bright maybe antique white, but my husband isn't up for that. We looked at doing all cherry and still may, but we're afraid it will be too dark next to the cherry wood in the kitchen. After playing around on the website last night, here's what I'm thinking. This way we bring in the cherry and also keep it light.
|Morning Room Chair|
|We're debating between a round, oval or rectangle table.|
|Breakfast bar bar stools.|
|Kitchen island bar stool.|
Since the weather has been so nice this week, I've had the chance to meet some more neighbors. So far everyone seems great. I'm trying really hard to remember names, but I haven't been totally successful :( I'm so happy to be living here!