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Sunday, October 26, 2008

needing inspiration

So it's been a long month & a half jumping through hoops to get this house thing locked down but we finally found out on Friday evening that we are definitely getting a loan for our new house! Our close date is Tuesday. I don't know if it's gonna happen that quickly but our mortgage broker thinks it could happen. I'm not holding my breath but I hope it's not too much longer than that because we have to pay the seller $100/day that it's late closing! But because we haven't known that our loan was going through we haven't packed a single box! So I guess it's time to get to work! No play dates this week! Anyway, I'm trying to choose paint colors but I'm having a hard time. Anyone know of any good sites to see some good inspiration rooms? I'm really just looking for living room ideas for now. And windows. Do I do bamboo roman shades? Blinds? Curtains? If I do curtains do I still do blinds?

And let me just say, I'm totally excited to have more space, but I'm SO not looking forward to the move! And the painting! And the installation of lights, ceiling fans, & shower heads. And the cleaning- of both houses! And not only that, but the house we're buying has the cheapest kitchen cabinets ever! They're like what you'd put in your garage! The doors are melamine! And I don't get it - the builder puts crown molding in the living areas & nice crown trim at the tops of the cabinets, but then has such crappy cabinets & the worst fireplace! And the tile is really bad. So I'm moving into an ugly house. There are a lot of great things about it that motivated us to buy it, obviously, but it's just a little ugly inside. Hopefully painting & decorating will make it nice until we can replace the flooring, fireplace & countertops (cabinets are a lot farther down the road).

2 talk to me:

Janelle said...

Good luck with all the improvements. Moving is such a hassle. Maybe you need some play dates, where other people take your kids, I know that mine are no help packing. Anyway hope you can get into the house soon, how exciting and fun to make the house truly yours.

Molly Riggs said...

you could check out hgtv.com for decorating ideas..