Monday, January 9, 2012

Final Prep Before Furniture and Move-In

Well, its been 11 days since we closed, and we have been busy putting things in the new house, painting and moving some things from the old house to the new one.

Tomorrow starts the arrival of some furniture, then on Wednesday the movers come here to move all our current possessions. Thursday is blinds from Lowe's and AT&T for cable, phone, and internet.  Friday is activating Guardian.  So Wednesday will be the first night in the house.

Aside from hanging all the ceiling fans, we have been painting alot.  Our daughters room is done, an accent wall in our bedroom, along with accent walls in the front living room, fireplace wall, opposite wall in the kitchen, back of the morning room, under the bar and the mudroom.

Two pieces of furniture we have put in so far are a hall tree/storage bench for the mudroom, and a 3 piece entertainment center for the family room.  Pictures of those will be forthcoming, but for now here are some painting pictures.

One thing I forgot to mention, and I don't know if anyone else has ran into this...But coming from a home that is about 92 years old, it is almost impossible to go anywhere in this house without someone hearing you coming. These past few days, my wife and I have scared each other so many times at the new house, since there are no floor squeaks to announce your arrival!! I think we are going to start wearing bells until we get used to it.


  1. Hi there! I like the paint choices! Quick question about painting - Will Ryan still fix drywall problems and nail pops after you paint but before the 10 month inspection? My husband and I may be building a Venice this spring and I hate white walls. Thanks!

  2. Leah, yes they will still fix those items, but they will paint over them with the stock paint they used initially, and you will have to go over it with your custom color. Not sure what base color they use in your area, but in ours the closest color match was Sherwin Williams "Steamed Milk".

  3. What paint did you use and what color is the fireplace wall? We are painting this weekend. I picked Sherwin Williams. It is supposed to cover better. For the price, I hope so.

    Looks great!

  4. We are going with Sherwin Williams also. My wife picks out the colors, and the fireplace wall is SW 6067 Mocha.

    Yeah, its not cheap!!

  5. The color you used around the fireplace is perfect for your stone. I love it!

    SW does 40% off sales often.

  6. Looks great! I love the paint color around the fireplace and in the morning room.

  7. Wow Love ur paint color choices!