5.07.2015

We bought a house!

Hello there friends! It's been a while. Let me give you a little rundown of what's been hap'nin' since we last chatted. Well, my maternity leave whizzed by and before I knew it, I was bringing my chubby little baby to daycare and rejoining the herds of folks commuting into the city for work. At first, it was so so so so sad (like, all the tears kind of sad), but now it's becoming the norm and every day is a little easier. But let me tell you, my gym time has taken a serious hit because when you come home from a long work day to your smiling happy baby, you really don't want to spend any more time away from her than is absolutely necessary. 

Oh also, we bought a zoo house! (Quick side note - have you seen that move We Bought a Zoo? It's quite precious and every time I start to say that we bought a house...I first think about saying we bought a zoo, which would be much cooler, but unfortunately, isn't applicable.) ANYWAY, I digress. Yes, we bought a house. The most perfect house with a nice front porch, gorgeous wood work, an updated kitchen (my happy place), and a cute little backyard. Here she is, Casa de Williams:
It's a twin home, meaning it's attached to one other property, so we own the left side. Well let's be honest, right now we own like the front door and the bank owns the rest, but in 30 years, this puppy will be ours! The neighborhood is so cute and perfect, we're walking distance to restaurants and shops, close to a couple of parks, but we still have a little yard and some more privacy than our existing spot.

We closed on the house a week ago, but we're taking the month of May to do a slow move. Last weekend, we spent some time cleaning and painting (special shoutout to my 'rents, who were an enormous help last weekend!) Over the next few weeks we'll continue to fix up a few things and move over some of our belongings and then we'll have movers bring over all the furniture on Memorial Day Weekend. 

We're fortunate to have purchased a place that's move-in ready (HGTV term.) Of course, down the road there are some bigger changes that'd we'd like to make (for example, we'd like to turn the third floor into a master suite) but for now, we're making some cosmetic changes. So I thought I'd share with you some of the progress thus far, which is strictly painting, but honestly, paint makes a big difference. So check out the before and after's below:
Here's the living room, I wanted it to feel really bright and light, all of the dark wood tends to darken things up, so I went with a slightly off white color called ivory mist and it looks great. Picture a nice neutral couch under the three windows and some sheer white long curtains on the sides. 


The dining room was by far my most favorite room to paint, I was so excited to see how it was going to come out. I wanted a rich navy color and Behr's Mood Indigo ended up being the perfect choice. It's dark, but not too dark and perfectly compliments the wood trim and the white molding up top... it's just awesome. 


We went with a very light gray for the master bedroom. In fact, when I went to pick the paint color I tried to find the paint sample that most closely matched the paint color in our current master. It's just so soothing and Behr's Manhattan Lilac Mist is less purple and more gray, but it definitely has a cool tone to it. 

*UPDATE* I lied (accidentally of course) about the paint color we used in the bedroom. It's actually called Manhattan Mist. Sorry, I got my mists mixed up!


For the office/my new dressing room, I went with the ivory mist again (I have a 5 gallon bucket of it, so you might be seeing this in other rooms of our house in the future.) This room is going to be my girly haven that will also happen to house our computer desk and files and occasionally serve as another sleeping space when we have a full house.

So, the moral of the story is that apparently, I don't like yellow paint on walls. Which is not really true, because I painted my high school bedroom a very pale yellow. I guess I just didn't like the yellow in these rooms for whatever reason. 

So what do you think of the progress so far???

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