Hello World! Welcome Friends! We officially moved into the new house on February 4th. The move went smooth, however we did have an almost tragic episode. All 3 of our kitties made the move. Cozi and Misty adjusted just fine to the new house and yard. Camille, the oldest of the 3 cats, (and the crankiest) did not. She was outside with Misty on the 9th exploring the yard when she went missing. We looked and looked for her, but she could not be found. I wasn’t too worried, because she has a tendency to hide from us and not come when she is called. Total attitude! She also prefers to be outside rather than inside, so I gave up looking for her and went to bed. The next morning, I went out to call her, and she didn’t come running for her breakfast. I knew she was mad about the move, but I didn’t think she would leave us. Well, she did! She had been missing for almost 2 weeks! Yesterday morning I was in Little Dedicated’s room after dropping her off for school and a thought came to me out of the blue, that I should check the video of our outside cameras. Guess what? There was Camille walking up to our front door several times during the night. Once I saw the footage, I ran downstairs, grabbed her favorite cat food and ran outside. I called her once and she came running up to me! She’s a little skinny and scared, but I loved on her, got her fed and re-hydrated! Boy, was Little Dedicated thrilled when I told her the news after school. We’ve had several crying sessions in the last two weeks just thinking about what might have happened to our little, cranky Camille. Hopefully, she is over being mad! I’m so glad she is back!
Now to our first completed project! When we toured the house, it had been on the market for over 80 days which is quite unusual in Houston real estate in this particular price range. When you get to $500K and over, it does take a bit of time to move houses in that price range. But, below that, they generally go pretty quick. Not this house! I’m convinced that one of the reasons that it didn’t sell was because it was incredibly dark. It had dark brown paint and dark wood floors which made for a cave like experience upon walking in the house. More people these days want the house turn key with lovely neutral paint. This house required a person with vision to take it on. That would be me! Even Mr. Dedicated was thrown a bit by the paint, but not me. All I could see was the wood floors, soaring ceilings and the crown molding. So, once I had the keys in my hot little hand, I let my new to me painter and his assistant in to take over this huge job. It’s been awhile since I’ve scaled a ladder to the second story; and I didn’t want to take this one on. We’ll begin with what we started with, progress pictures and then pretty afters.
Trust me, these pictures from the listing have been brightened up quite a bit! It was very much like walking into a pretty cave.
Now for some progress pictures.
The painters are just getting started doing the all important cutting in.
Already so much of a difference.
The color is Sherwin Williams Gray Screen SW 7071. The progress pictures were taken with my phone and look a little grainy. Now for the finished look…well, finished as in paint and furniture in place. I am still unpacking as you will see later on, but we have the furniture where we want it…for now.
This is looking back towards the front door. The light was pouring in through the window above the door. The crown molding in this house is amazing!
That’s little Misty who decided to get in on the action. The dining room and the study will be painted as well, but the dining room will take some work. The previous owners painted over wallpaper and it is very obvious in some spots. Also, the wallpaper has bubbled in quite a few areas. But, I do like the molding under the chair rail.
It is amazing how paint can brighten up a room. Please pardon any messes you will see. This post is all about the paint, not the decor or neatness of the place. LOL
Just piles of decor on the sideboard; not even organized!
I love the sunspots on this picture. The fireplace surround will eventually get a makeover. For now, it’s okay. Please pardon all of the valentines cards on the mantel.
It is quite amazing how large the entertainment center looks in this space. I’m on the lookout for something large (like an antique carousel horse) to go on top of it to bridge the gap between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling.
Just keeping it real!
Sweet Cozi taking an afternoon nap.
That’s the new paint! I would love to hear what you think!
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Thank you for stopping by to check out the new paint. I’m not sure what I will share next week. It could be the pantry or the laundry room. Or, it could be our previous home staged for the photographer. We’ll see! Have a glorious day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!
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