Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paint It Fast, Swatch Yourself

To recap the past month - it was crazy sorry for the delay in updates but we are finally in the settling phases in the new house so now I can focus on the ole blog.  Before we officially moved into the house we decided to paint and carpet the upstairs first.  We figured it would be too much of a headache to have to move out while carpet was installed. So this is how the paint colors came to be in the Cox house.

 I spent the better part of a morning pacing the paint section at Home Depot.  Glidden, Martha Stewart, Behr, Glidden, Behr, Glidden, Martha get the idea.  Travis was already at the new house priming with our brothers so he intrusted me to make the final paint selections for the house.  I picked up and put down so many swatches they started to run together.  Picking paint is not an easy feat.  Colors can be as different as pigment but make all of the difference in the way the light hits the room and since these colors have to stay around a while I had to be as precise as possible.  So here are the colors that made the cut:

-Martha Stewart - Cement Gray (Master Bedroom)
-Glidden - Olivewood (Hallway and foyer)
-Glidden - Soft Sage (Office)
-Behr - Silver Sage (Living Room)
-Behr - Zen (Guest Bedroom)

Luckily enough for us my best friend had the Martha Stewart paint she graciously gave Travis and I since it wasn't the exact color she wanted.  Now that we have all bedrooms upstairs painted it leaves us with the bathrooms, hallway foyer, and the downstairs....whew!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Case Closed?

It's FINALLY OFFICIAL!  We have closed on our very first house!  A long process but now comes the fun of making this house a home.  We're so excited!

She's not too shabby!  Too give you the low down I'm a person that is not fond of choices.  I need to have just a few choices to narrow it down or I get overwhelmed.  In this case I didn't.  Travis and I had been looking at houses casually for the past few years.  We randomly decided to begin to take the hunt more seriously in August of this year.  I looked at the MLS listings daily and then one day Travis and I decided to just take a little drive around and check out some of the contenders.  Mainly we made drive bys and decided that all were a no go and looked much more promising in the pictures than in person. 

On Labor day Travis and I were headed to family function and happened to be in the area of a few of our other prospective homes.  We didn't find much until Travis remembered this one house that we hadn't thought much of.  The pictures online didn't do much for me but since we were in the neighborhood it couldn't hurt to take a peek.  Needless to say we pulled in the driveway and instantly fell in love.  We knew right then that we had to set up a tour and that this house was the one.

So after touring and falling in love all over again the negotiations began and a month and half later here we are.  We are officially first time home owners and we couldn't be happier.  We are ready to start this new chapter in our lives together and get busy giving new life to this house.

Also if you noticed this post, the house was built in 1974 and looks like a sister house of the Brady bunch.  Peep the stairs and the retro globe chandy.

So that's all for now.  We're back to priming the upstairs for new carpet on Tuesday.  I'm sure you can see that our heads are exploding from idea overload on all of the things we want to do with the house!  We hope you'll join us on our new journey!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Designer Eye? The Blind Side

Last night, hubs and I were watching The Blind Side - great movie by the way.  All of a sudden Travis yells "That paint color is awesome!  Did you see that?"  Of course the fact that my husband is noting design in a movie was rather impressive and the paint selection was a pretty good choice.  Actually it's a paint color I've personally had on my wish list of paints for those future walls.  The color was this below.

So I'm thinking we've got at least ONE color of paint picked out for the new crib.  I'm digging this color!

Pictures found here and here

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Coming

LOLZ!  The BIG unveiling is coming!  BIG plans.....BIG ideas......BIG BIG BIG!!!  We're excited to unleash the beast and cannot wait until we can give out all the glorified dets on our new digs.....stay tuned it's just a few lonnnngg days away!!!


Image found  here

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Favorite :-)

Oh tastes like a cozy blanket and a nice yankee candle.  Well it just tastes amazing and makes you feel all cozy inside.  Truly the best beverage EVER.  So it's been back at Starbucks for a few weeks now and normally I'm one to stick it out and wait for the crispness of Fall to set in or at least until the first official day of fall which by the way is tomorrow (yay!!).  This year is so different though.  It has been one of the longest years ever.  I'm not wishing time to speed up but it feels like fall should have been here by now.  I think it has to do with the fact that it was 90 degrees outside at the end of March.  Needless to say I'm so ready for Fall and ready for my cozy boots and sweats and my glue gun lol. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Under Contract

Not to get into too much detail but I've put my projects on the back burner due to some sticky landlord issues which have left me less than motivated to put my creativity to use.  In the meantime, I haven't been sleeping well at all.  Why?  That would be due to the fact that the biggest project of all has been burning my brain up since last weekend.  We have officially put a contract  on our very first home!  My mind is burning up with ideas and I can't stand myself.  So I plan on taking a hiatus from the ole blog until we get cracking at the new homestead in early November.  I'm so excited!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's a bit early but....

I've got Christmas on the brain.  I know it's early but the thought of fall and the holidays makes me feel giddy.  I can't wait for those crisp overcast days perfect for firing up an Autumn Leaves Yankee Candle and creating some new crafty project.  Sipping on a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It tastes like heaven in a cup and like a warm cozy blanket right out of the dryer is wrapped around you and you're next to a hot fire with a good glossy.  AHH....yes I should stop rushing things but I've officially switched teams and have now fully deamed fall my favorite season.  Sorry summer.  You'll always have a place in my heart but fall to me is the time of year for fresh new beginnings.  Bring on the fall, bring on the glue gun, bring on the glitter, and bring on the Starbucks White Choc Peppermint Mocha.....I'm ready and waiting.