Monday, February 8, 2010

Home Sweet Work

It has been a little over a week since we moved into our new house. We had an army to move us in and within the course of the day we were home. My Dad, Mom, two brothers, Mother-in-law, four friends, plus "Team Nelson" were able to get the job done. I took off the Friday after we closed and moved our clothes, lamps, and artwork (anything I didn't want dropped or dented) into our new home. It was freezing out and on top of it I had cold misty rain.

We have purchased a few paint samples and picked up plenty of tape, brushes, and Tylenol to get us through the next few weeks! I may be writing about the benefits of hiring someone to paint trim, but with a strict budget and no funds to do anything during "school nights" why shouldn't we give it a go? I keep telling Jonathan, "wouldn't it be fun to stay in, listen to music, eat pizza, and paint." Mostly the response I get is, "real fun." I'll ignore his sarcasm.

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The selling agent didn't leave us a sold sign, so I made one! Jonathan helped me color it in, but only if I held it in the picture. He must really love me when I asked him to do this one day after work.

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Kitchen looking into the dining room

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Foyer looking into dining room

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Kitchen, we are working on how to save or Craig's list for stainless steel appliances. Anybody on here interested? I'll give you a discount if you mention my blog!

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Kitchen, but on the other side is my new kitchen table, but I will show you on another blog. Big plans for decorating... stay tuned!

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Master... we bought the furniture after we got married and this is the first time all our pieces fit in one room. It was like reuniting a family.

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Other side of room, look where the bed is wrinkled because Dax likes to rub on the side of the beds. No white linens for this house

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Master bath

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This is to the left when you walk in the bathroom and our closet is on the right

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Say hi to Jonathan! He is in the den watching HBO... oh how we have missed normal tv! We are changing this paint color. I am going lighter with some advice from a friend.

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It took eight people and moving furniture three times to figure out how to arrange the den. I like it now; frames the fireplace and tv. That works with most designer styles, right?

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Guest bedroom number 1... we will get artwork up once we paint

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Guest bath

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The room I don't even want to talk about, the second guest room. This was my stubborn attempt to convince my father-in-law that a queen mattress would fit in a double bed frame. I was wrong and measured the width and not the length... I didn't think about it. We are leaving it alone right now.

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See, I left the mattress up because I don't want to deal with this. Maybe next week and next post I would have done something.



  1. YAY! I love the pictures. I can't believe how neat everything looks in such a short amount of time. The mattress story cracks me up. I know you will figure out a way to make it work.

  2. Hi! I just found your blog from Rachel's Uniquely your's. I grew up with her. Love the way your house is decorated!!

  3. So sweet to have a home sweet home. You & ur husband r so adorable!

  4. Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my site and leaving such a sweet comment - it makes my day! Congrats on the new house! I look forward to watching you all paint (my least favorite thing to do, but so necessary!) and make your home a home!


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