Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday

Hope ya all are having as much fun as I am touring all the dining rooms out there! I was caught up last night before bed but now looks like I have a few more to tour. Come back by tomorrow and I may actually have pictures up of where we actually eat in this house. Much more interesting, mistreatments and all!:) 
This morning hubby and I have been  making plans for our new "home". Mind you we  have have never even been in the home but it certainly tops our list. We have such wonderful ideas and last night while touring somebody's dining room I happened upon another wonderful blog full of glorious decorating ideas. Shannon over at Bless Our Nest has a beautiful home!! Go on over sometime and visit! You could spend hours looking at all of her pretties! Anyways, I am now thinking Peanut Shell for the main living areas of the new house. Looks so yummy! Thanks Shannon for the inspiration!
Today on our list of things to do is get hubbies tires changed. All four! GULP! So with that said ladies I need t o get my kiddos in the ol' mini and meet hubby at Sams for lunch! Nothing like cheese pizza for lunch. Yum...being sarcastic of course but the boys LOVE it. Sams is the  highlight of their weekend when we go. 
Well hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. It is suppose to rain sometime today. Actually all weekend so hope your weekend is full of sunshine!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Come on in and chat awhile!

It is time to celebrate ya all!!! After a year of blogging I think I may have finally figured out how to download my pics in order with room to ramble!:) You just do not know how excited I am!
Well this post is all about Dining Rooms. Kelly from over at Kelly's Korner started "Show Us Where You Live Friday" a few weeks back. Every Friday she picks a different room for us all to share. I have had soooo much fun looking at everybody's rooms and it literally takes at least an hour to browse thru them all! I finally had to join in on the fun now that I am semi close to getting this darn blog set up right! So here it goes!


Welcome to our home! This here is the view of our dinning room from our front door. You know you are just jealous over that train table!;) No dinning room is complete without one. There is not much to our dinning room as you see since we use it as a playroom. I do LOVE our hand scraped wood floors and our 14 ft ceilings! I will miss them dearly when we move. The floors are perfect for families with small children. The boys can nick it or scratch it and you can NEVER tell and in the places you can I just use a touch up stain pen and whola perfect again! Now mind you they are not that rough on the floors but there are places that pen has come quite handy!


Now this here is my big plan for our dinning room in the next house! I was at Havertys one day a few weeks back with the little one and we were browsing the clearance section actually looking for a couch to speak to me when low and behold this beauty was there! She was marked down to $375 and originally was almost $800 and had been sitting there since January!! She was a showroom sample and did not have her extra leaf that would allow you to seat 10 but I did not care in the least! We do not ever have ten people over for dinner ever. She has a few superficial scratches on her that she would get from first use anyways and they will most likely come out with a good polishing so I told hubby abt it and said if I loved it to get it. I was able to talk them down  and we left out of there for just $303 with tax!! Now that is a steal! I love a bargain any day and our home is full of um.
So since we are moving back to Tx and well if you are from Tx or live in Tx you all know abt a Tx Basement ie. a gameroom, the boys will be moving up stairs and mama finally after 8 years gets a grown up dining room! It has never really been an issue until recently now that the boys are older and nobody is using a high chair but now when the Gps come into town we all squeeze around the kitchen table that sits four and have to bring in the office chairs. It will be nice to actually have a place to sit without the cramming.   



This here is a peek at her leg and YIKES do not supersize it! I did not realize how much dust was in there! SORRY! I love the distressed aged look. She will be hopefully sliding under our bed when the in laws come in to watch the boys for house hunting. She weighs a TON. We would love to set her up in the dining room for staging purposes  but we would have to get a storage place and well EVERYTHING has to be on site when the movers come to quote a price on moving us so it would be crazy to move stuff out for  a week or two and have to buy the chairs and all on top of that.    



This is the fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby my second home. I am hoping to make some mistreatments with it. I am torn on what color I want the room to be. Maybe a buttery yellow or maybe a green. I just do not know.  Right now the entire house is 50  million shades of khaki so I am ready for some color but not sure what the main color of the new house will be. Right now I have SW Khaki Shade picked out for the main portions of the home along with Olympic Dusty Yellow for the dining room and Laura Ashley Olive 4 for the kitchen. I had Olive 3 in our dining room in our previous homestead and loved it but wanted something richer for the kitchen. I keep seeing pics of rooms done in SW Blonde though and just love it but when I look at the sample thingy it looks sooo different! It looks a light golden yellow in pics and if I decide to try it out and like it then I would have to go with a different color for the dining room.

This is the table from the Havertys Website. She is called Ebony or licorice. Not sure which. 


I like to be different and so I do not usually go for matchy matchy things and well I just do not like the chairs that go with the table so I found this chair at Pier One that would work.


Then this is the bench that I know we are getting once we get moved. I have loved this bench for over two years now and finally have a reason to purchase it!  There has always been a reason but not one the hubby would agree to!;) I have thought abt a wrought iron style bench though. I saw one I LOVED at the local garden store but it is almost $400 and not quit sure how comfortable that would be. I think it would look so nice though. I will have to try and stop by and take a pic of it to share and see what ya think. 



This is the matching black chair again not big on the matchy thing but still trying to decide wether to go with this one or the Pier One chair. Probably will end up with the Pier one since we can just go and purchase them and not worry abt shipping cost. 

So there ya have it ladies! I am so happy you stopped by! Please share your comments and come back again soon. I am sure I will have plenty to ramble on about! Ha! Now off to see if I can get this Mr Linky thing down. Be sure to stop on by Kelly's and browse other wonderful dining rooms though I am sure that is where you all came from!  

Geez!

Okay so like I said we have a ton going on around here and it seems I have not posted since the 8th! So sorry!! Not a way to treat new followers! I did not even know I had any! So hello new followers and welcome! Good thing though is that the cleaning fairy did arrive to our home and it is almost 100% ready to go on the market! Thanx for sending her over Amy! I just have a few little things left to take care  of. The only big thing left is that dreaded touch up painting. What a horror story that one is! The paint the builder left behind spoiled and so I went to purchase it new and fresh. The people at the paint store seemed to have no clue on what to sell me even though I told them what colors I needed and what for! $60 later my walls look worse than when I started and needless to say I will not being going back to SW for anymore touch up paint. They want to charge me $200 for the correct paint which they should have sold to me in the first place. That would have been fine only if I had not already spent $60 on it! So now my plan of action is to just buy quarts of paint at Lowes that match up with the matchy card thingys and hope for the best. Worse case scenario I have to paint an entire wall. I literally only had a few places to touch up and made sure to not go color crazy with this house knowing we would only be here two years so the walls have all stayed the 5 million different shades of khaki that it came with. I thought it was best. Now not so sure. In one spot it literally looks like somebody smeared poop on the wall because guess what the paint matched when I painted it on the wall but when it dried it was actually a tad darker then the color already on there. Try explaining that to potential buyers!

Anyways, with pretty much everything else under my belt I will have plenty of spare time to blog away. Well at least for a few weeks. We should have been house hunting this weekend but of course paperwork got in the way and now we will be possibly delayed till the first weekend in June. Not happy abt that one when seeing we are suppose to be back in Houston  July 1!! Now hubby keeps reminding me that we do not HAVE To be in Houston by July 1 but that it is just more desirable to be back in Houston by July 1.  My typical response is "Whatever". I want to be BACK in Houston by July 1!! We have already missed Kindergarten round up and my plans were to have us there and have an entire month to get situated and unpacked...took me three days last time around thanx to good old Nana & Papa entertaining the kiddos....and then come August 1 get school stuff out of the way. Since it took just three days last time you maybe wondering why on earth I need an entire month this time around. The Nana & Papa will be coming to assist yet again all the way from Ga...THANK YOU NANA & PAPA...so the issue is the fact that we 99% sure we will be purchasing a used home.  We have never purchased a used home and I have nothing against purchasing used homes we just never have really had a reason to. We built our first home and well here the smart decision for resale was to purchase new so we could sell a 2 yr old home and not a 12 yr old home. I will let ya know how that one works out! Makes sence to us but we shall see. Anyways, a used home to me will require much more work than a new home as far as flooring goes and painting and every thing. We HAVE to have wood flooring due to allergies and asthma and well there are some interesting color choices 
out there in some of these homes. We have found only one that we believe is move in ready. We would have to do NOTHING to it right away. Now will it be that way in person who knows and will it even stick around seeing as yesterday they dropped their price by $20,000 who knows! 

So there ya have it my second post of ramblings that just seem to go on and on! HA! I did put in my Profile I like to ramble right!? HA!
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