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New House & Party

I have a number of things I want to post about, but I think I will split them all into separate posts to keep it less complicated

We love our new house. I took a few pictures, but we don't have a single room that is completely done yet, so I didn't put too much effort into it.

We had the master bedroom and bathroom painted the day before we moved in. I chose a pale tan color - like coffee with a lot of cream. The bedroom as a feature wall done in a cappuccino color. It highlights the pretty vaulted ceiling. I need to figure out what art to put on that wall. I may end up painting something, but I am waiting for our new comforter set (that will actually fit our new king bed, unlike our old one) to arrive so I can visualize the whole room. We are getting damage to the carpet fixed as well. They are going to have to work around our furniture - that is the one room that is actually filled.

We had the finished basement painted before we moved in as well. We had too much furniture going in down there (all our office furniture) to try to move it around and do it ourselves. I choose an olive green/gray color. No pictures of that yet. We want to eventually get something to put the tv on, and a futon couch.

The kitchen is nice now that I finally got everything out of the boxes. The appliances are crappy, but we will be replacing them. I am going to paint the walls green. We are having blinds installed throughout the house on the 15th - the homeowners had just put crappy window coverings up to sell it.

On the main floor, the family room, dining room and front room (living room?) all have oldish carpet. We are going to install hardwood in those rooms. It will make clean up easier, look pretty and increase the resale value of the house. We wish we could do the whole house, but it's too expensive. I am going to try to paint those three rooms, in addition to the kitchen, before the floors are put in (not sure when that will be yet).

The dining room will be red with black Ikea furniture (that we don't have yet). I am undecided on the color of the front room... We are thinking of making it a den/pub room with a pool table and darker walls.

The living room is going to be a brownish/tan/caramel color. I have spent so much time trying to decide what furniture to put in there. Right now, we have nothing in there but our tv and some random temporary stuff. I ordered a red couch and armchair from Ikea that we really liked, but we were stuck on the rest. I ended up making a mock-up of the room in Photoshop with the walls and floor done, and I pasted furniture into it until I found a combination I liked (and that was fairly inexpensive).

We would like to do a combination holiday party / housewarming party in December. We could use a little holiday cheer. I know it is always tricky finding a date that works for a party around the holidays, so I am putting up a poll. Local people and friends who are willing to travel - please pick what works for you (comment if more than one works).

I'd love to collect donations for the Animal Welfare League as a part of the party. A gift exchange game would be fun as well. In the past, we've done an Italian dinner buffet at a holiday party - that went really well. We will have two guest room and plenty of floor for anyone who needed to crash for the night.

Thus ends my house update. I will post about other things separately as time allows.

Take the Party Date poll!

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moosifer
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
wow!.. the new place looks awesome!... :)
coronalrain
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
I almost forgot in my other comment that the house looks fabulous! Glad you guys are settling in
gaewyn
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Grrr
/me curses the 600 miles in between us... one of these days... ONE OF THESE DAYS!!! :P
krizsa
Nov. 28th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Your home looks incredible.. love the colors.. so pretty :)
wendy_w
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
you new home looks beautiful!
profwidow
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
hooray for pretty house!
mikebeltx
Nov. 28th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a gorgeous house, congrats!
namelessnire
Nov. 28th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
your house is absolutely amazing..
magnetic99
Nov. 29th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
sweet ass pad. not a in the sense of an 'ass pad' but a sweet.. ah never mind :)
lgdizko
Nov. 29th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
I am here by to claim one of the guest rooms as mine. I will be crashing cuz i ma get drizunk!!! :)
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