Thursday, May 7, 2009

half the new carpet among other things...

We got new carpet! YEAH!
management agreed that since we have lived here 3 1/2 years and signed another 6 month lease that we could have new carpet. Ours was not new when we moved in either. Anyway we're thrilled and it feels so nice to have clean, stainless (for now) carpet!

The only thing I'm a little bummed about is the color. And it's not that I don't like the dark gray shade, I really do actually (other than now I have to vacuum daily since EVERYTHING shows up lol) it's more that before I knew it was going to be gray I'd been looking at paint colors for the living room.

If you don't remember then just scroll down a couple posts...ya, that's right I was planning on painting the living room gray! grrr! If I wanted a completely modern and "cold" look I think it could actually still look ok to have the darker gray carpet and light gray walls with white trim. however the look I'm kind of going for is more natural, earthy and warm. But now I'm a little stuck, I'm really not sure what color i'll pick now. I'll keep you posted on that one.
Anywho, at least you can get a feel for what the new carpet looks like! we'll be getting the stairs and upstairs done on Wednesday.

among other things, my parents are bringing down some stuff for me the highlight being my piano! It's actually the family piano. My Grandma bought it for her family, my mom grew up tinkering about on it as well as my aunt who plays quite well. Then it eventually came to our home where me and my younger sister Erin learned to play on it. I adore it!!! getting to the point however I want to hang some kind of pendant light above off to the right side of where I already am planning to put it.
Enter the below image...
Glass orb cluster light

I found it and a complete tutorial on Remodelista!
I'm sure mine will have it's own twist to it but I can't wait to start collecting the supplies to make it!


Anonymous said...

oh so fun that you get the piano!! :D are you still wanting to watch rufio june 25-july 2? it would honestly be more like june 24-july 3, so i know that that's a long time to watch the stinky head, and don't be afraid to say no :]

Jessica said...

I love your light pendant idea! Very unique and can't wait to see how your's turns out!! =D

Band of Brothers said...

just wanted to pop by and say thanks for your sweet words. you and your kids are adorable! your blog is a lot of fun. can't wait to read more!

Eugenie Mary said...

I love your new blog! How fun to get to work on your house. I like the carpet and can't wait to see it when we come to visit. I like all of your color choices too. I love that you are doing things I would never even think of.
Love, Mom