Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to Remove Drywall Screws 101

After struggling with the numerous drywall screws that appeared after we took out the wire shelving in the laundry room, it finally struck me! Let's try a wine corkscrew! Voila! Worked like a charm.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Project - Living Room

The first room we tackled was the living room.

A few things had to go. Namely, the yellow wall paint and brass ceiling fan.

The ceiling fan represented our first foray into all things electrical so we had to go through the painstaking process of flipping and labeling all of the switches on the electrical panel.

Next, we had to decide between two paint colors from Sherwin Williams, Taupe Tone and Rainwashed.

Our final choice was Taupe Tone because it worked with the rest of the color palette on the first floor. Rainwashed, a light blue/green color would have looked way too pastel next to the wall of our green kitchen. You will see Rainwashed in another post.

Our new light fixture:

Time to celebrate!

Welcome Home

It's official! We've purchased our first home! The actual closing date was August 30th and since then we've been working hard to make it our own. I'll post some before and after pictures- with more to come since many things are still a work in progress!

First, here are the before pictures: