Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The journey continues...

Before I talk about the house, can I just say that if you are in the Houston Heights area and want a good breakfast, you have to try Dry Creek. Anne (former teaching partner in crime) and I have decided the first Wed of every month is breakfast/lunch together and this was our first stop as we explore non-chain/franchise restaurants. It is a converted gas station and supercute. I only sort of felt like a poser walking in. Anyways, I had the Egg Sam'ich (fried eggs, bacon, cheese with Tabasco Mayo, mmm) and Hash browns with cheese and sour cream (ow, my heart) and Anne had the waffles with blueberries and bananas and some bacon. No one left empty and the prices were totally reasonable.

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Now, because I know you didn't check this to see what I ate today, here are some updated pics on the house...

This weekend was about getting the new doors all cut and up hanging (13 by my last count), hanging some cabinets for the sake of getting it ready for the painters...love how the fridge/oven area turned out. The left side will be the island between the kitchen and loving, gotta have a queso destination! And FYI, if you can see that tiny bit of dark wood Paul is holding as Jason nails, that is the color all the doors and fronts will be. Jason really wanted to go dark this time...

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That brick wall had gone out to the front of the cabinet, but we cut it off. As a result, it needed finishing and I looooove Paul's solution to turn some of the bricks sideways. Brilliant!

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And then there's the paint! The thing about paint is that the colors don't always come out the same as the swatch...as I saw when Raul and his bros did their magic

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Ah, to coin a phrase from some of my fave gossips blogs, that's shiteous! I pictured "Alchemy" in the dining room as a olive/gold-ish color and instead I had banana yellow next to a bright green. Guess which one already got repainted? Bu-bye, bananarama!!

Here are the final colors:

Whole Wheat in the kitchen, breakfast, den, entry and hall (and I am so trying to convince Jason that the light fixture in the breakfast room is totally adorable in a kitschy sort of way...tell him you agree!):

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Mediative in the bathrooms:
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Sassy Green in Dylan's room and playroom (front den):
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and Basket Beige in the master, guest/scrappy space and yes, the dining:
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We're all taking a couple days off, but in the next days the trim will be painted and hopefully The Window Guys (yup, that's their name) will come put in our new windows. We weren't initially planning to do them so it sucked a bunch of budget and rearranged some things, but I am still pleased as heck that we decided to do it. No more Nottingham windows in the front, lol. Update more soon!!

12 comments:

Michelle Lanning said...

Yay your house is coming along -- that is awesome! And i still want some of those pancakes!!!

Rita said...

Wow! I can't believe how much you guys have gotten done in such a short time. I bet you could use a vacation... :-)

Love all the colors you ended up with. I have Basket Beige on the exterior of our house. I might have to copy that green color in Dylan's room. I've been looking for a green for my scrapbook room and I like the looks of that one.

Janet said...

It's looking good! I want breakfast too! Now I have to find some pancakes......

Anonymous said...

The house is looking great! So much progress in such a short time!

Carrie

Heather said...

hmm... I kind of agree with Jason on the light fixture, but I won't tell him... vacation here we come!! you hard worker you, need a break! =)

Kache said...

The banana-ish color did scare me at first, but it might have grown on you. Or driven you insane. It's a tossup. I like all the colors you ended up with. And great fireworks photos, wow.

Kasi said...

I love those paint colors! But I'm sad you got rid of the windows, I thought they were totally cute!! But I am sure everything is going to look fab...and I sort of like the light fixture too--although I am not sure how long I would like it for...:)

tina said...

love it, love it, love it, wow, it looks like a completely new home - you guys deserve a break, get a little R&R
Tina

twinsand2boys said...

Your house is looking sooo good! Itll all be worth it when its done.

shannon said...

looking good! can't wait to see the final results!

ellen said...

oh i love Sam'iches!!!!!!!!!!!!

you guys have been busy, love your color choices too!

KJ said...

Totally diggin' all the colors you chose!