Saturday, July 24, 2010

Interior Paint

Another new development with our house is paint in the living room!  We could only choose one color for the entire interior of our house so we picked a creamy neutral, Mason Blanche.  All our walls and our baseboards are painted Mason Blanch.  Nice, but boring.

So add some contrast, we picked a darker shade of the same hue for the walls in the living areas. We aren't quite finished yet, but it looks great so far!

The window is casting weird shadows on the walls.  :(  The actual color is in the middle.

Mowing Our Lawn

Yesterday, Derek fixed the broken lawn mower I got for $10 at a yard sale and mowed the lawn!  Yes, I did know it was broken when I bought it, but I figured that even if we couldn't fix it, we'd only be out $10.  What a deal!

And it seems to have been a simple fix.  The plastic tank was cracked--the previous owner left gasoline in the tank through the winter--so Derek glued it with PVC glue and it held!  Since the crack is near the top, Derek is hoping that if he doesn't fill up the tank, it will hold for quite a while. 

Here are some pictures of our freshly mowed lawn.  It looks great!!

And here's a picture of how our curb appeal is coming along.  We're about halfway finished!!

We will cover the dirt on the left of the driveway with pavers and with wood chips on the right.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Today Derek started putting in our new baseboards.  He ripped out the originals when he replaced the flooring and instead of putting the boring stuff back in, we decided to put in 5" MDF.  It looks great!!  I can't wait 'til the rest of the house is done!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

We Have a Lawn!

Derek and our friend Jared laid sod today!  It's so nice to see green outside our windows instead of dirty brown dirt everywhere!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sprinkler System

Derek did a really great job on our sprinkler system.  He planned everything out just right and worked so hard to make it perfect!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Painted Appliances

Derek painted our white fridge and freezer black.  Our beverage cooler fits perfectly in between, and someday we'll have some built-ins so the trash will be in a pull-out beneath the cooler.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Laminate Flooring

Before we moved in, Derek replaced all the flooring in the main living spaces. The most economical way to have nice floors was to have Hubble put in carpet everywhere (even in the dining area, ew!) and then we would change it before moving in.  Now we have beautiful laminate flooring running through our entry, hallway, piano room, kitchen, dining area and living room.

I love it!  Doesn't it look great?  Now we need to get the new baseboards up!