I was really optimistic about all this house stuff. Everything was moving along and then all of a sudden we hit a brick wall with our mortgage company (Wells Fargo for any of you that want to know how horrible their service is). We have had nothing but problems with them for a month and a half now. A month and a half that they have had the check from our insurance company (Statefarm is the best!) and haven't released the funds to us! It has been super frustrating and I have cried more than a few times.
Even though there have been REALLY discouraging points I've been trying to make the best of it by getting excited about re-doing the house. The house was mine and decorated more for me then Sheldon moved in and we tried to make it ours but now we can really make it ours. So we've gone furniture shopping both online and in person and I have gone through paint samples like the world will end tomorrow if I don't find the perfect shade of off-white. It keeps my mind off of the crap we've been having to deal with concerning them. I really really wanted Sheldon to love my ideas. While I can always see the big picture of everything coming together, he can't, so I made some little inspiration boards out of all my ideas for a few rooms and showed him. And he LOVED them and said the rooms looked like us*! It seriously almost made me cry. *So he didn't say this about the kitchen but we had already discussed that me getting to buy the hello kitty microwave for our apartment meant I could go all out with a pink kitchen :) So since everything was already so nicely organized I decided I'd share my plans with you all.
My first goal was to rearrange the furniture. We're swapping bedrooms, turing our former bedroom into and office/guest room with futon and moving up to a queen size bed in the other room(can I hear an amen?). We're also moving the laundry in from the garage so my craft room only gets half of the room now. I used this amazing online floorplan builder at www.planyourroom.com. I'm one of those people that actually cuts graph paper furniture to see if things will fit and this is way more easy and more accurate. You put in the measurements of your room and can also change the measurements of the furniture they have built into the system so everything is customized to your house. You can even save it to their website so you can go back to it at any time and change up your rooms. Awesome! So as you can see, all of this time I haven't been blogging I have been playing digital room paperdolls.
Then we had to pick out paint for the whole house. I wanted to go pretty simple and soothing (well except the craft room) since we'll most likely be putting the house on the market sometime in the next couple of years. I wanted a coastal cottage, inviting feel that we can brighten up with our other decor. I used my floorplan and filled it in with the colors I was thinking about using to make sure the house flowed.
The three rooms I made inspiration boards from were the living room, bedroom, and kitchen. I'm still planning the other rooms. All the paint is from sherwin williams except watermelon pink which is Behr. The colors not named are just accent colors.
*As of today construction has started and we finally got the check back from wells fargo! After today about 80% of the repairs will be finished!